Time for a new challenge and a cool opportunity to twist off a jazz song into a dubstep monster or whatever else you can think of! Jazz pianist Achim Kück wrote the music of “Game Over” and recorded it with his trio, the sax-player John Ruocco and singer Silvia Droste. Achim Kück owns Dschäss Records, label which published and released their latest album entitled “Dark Clouds” in 2013.
Now c’t Magazine and Dschäss Records teamed up to bring you the opportunity to remix this dramatic jazz-song which is an outstanding basis for a groovy dance-track or an experimental collage. There is an example by Goat of Neptune who has made a demonstrative (example) dubstep version out of the original. But you will surely find many other variations in other genres as well. Experiment and surprise the jury with your take!
The key of the song “Game Over” is C-Minor, the tempo is 140 bpm. But it was recorded with no click, so the tempo varies a little bit. You might have to fix this before you remix the stems.
Enter the contest with your name and E-Mail-Adress HERE. By accepting the conditions of the contest, you will get an E-Mail with a Download-Link to the original stems (Drums, Bass, Piano, Sax and Voice) of the original recording. You will get them as Wavs (44,1 kHz, 16 Bit) with the lead-sheet as an pdf. The zip-container with everything you need in it weights 163 MByte.
Please send in your remix until February 16th, 2014, 12:00 p.m. (MEZ) to the address you will get in an E-Mail when you enter the contest.
All remixes must be encoded as a MP3 with at least 192 kBit/s. The MP3-File must include the name of the song and the name of the remixer or band (e.g. Game Over (Band-Name Remix).mp3 or Band-Name – Game Over (Remix).mp3) Please save a Wav-File for the later production of the CD.
The c’t-Remix-Jury will sort out the finalists from all entries. The finalists will be published on this website on March 8th for public voting. All registert users of the Heise Online Forum are allowed to vote for their favorite remixes until the March 30th. Registration is free.
The public voting accounts for 50 percent of the final results. The other 50 percent come from the votes of the c’t-jury. From both votes three winners will be calculated and presented on this website on April 5th.
There will be three (3) winner remixes.
The remixes of the three winners will be published with the original song and the “Timeout Dubstep” on a Single-CD by the Heise Zeitschriften Verlag.
All finalists will win the new album “Dark Clouds” from the Achim Kück Trio (published 2013 by Dschäss Records) including the contest-song “Game Over”.
All proper entrys of the contest will win the Single-CD with the original Song and the winning remixes. If more than 500 remixes enter the contest, the c’t-Remix-Jury will pick the 500 winners of the Single-CD.
Achim Kück – The Jazz-Pianist (www.achimkueck.de) wrote the music of “Game Over” and recorded it with his trio, the sax-player John Ruocco and singer Silvia Droste. He owns Dschäss Records, where the album “Dark Clouds” was published 2013.
Ralf Bieler – The recording engineer made the recodings of the album “Dark Clouds” and “Game Over”.
Hartmut Gieselmann – Also known as Goat of Neptune he made the “Timeout Dubstep” of “Game Over”. He is a member of the editor-staff of the computer magazine c’t.
Johannes Maurer – The Club-DJ and video-producer of the Heise Zeitschriften Verlag produced the video-clips of “Game Over” and “Timeout Dubstep”.
Nico Jurran – The expert for music-equipment, -soft- and -hardware is a member of the editor-staff of the computer magazine c’t.
All entries will get contructive feedback to their remixes from the jury.