Blue Amazon Mix CompetitionMay 4, 2020
ICONIC UNDERGROUND & BLUE AMAZON
We are looking for a DJ who can showcase a professional produced DJ mix that not only highlights smooth beat matching and blending but also creative ideas, editing tracks, overlaying samples, Fx, or others in your creative way or preference.
The tracks available from the pool of materials will include (Wav masters) of Blue Amazon originals and Blue Amazon remixes of some world-leading artists such as Skunk Anansie, Sasha, New Order, and more. We will also supply you with an exclusive sample, FX and vocal snippets pack to layer/use in your DJ mix if should you wish.
THE WINNING PRIZE OUTLINE AND FEATURE
The winning mix (first hour) will be showcased on Blue Amazon – Frisky Radio – A Rec Show 24th of June 20. Link – https://www.friskyradio.com/show/a_rec/_
The full-length mix version (after airing on Frisky) will be uploaded to Blue Amazon – Mixcloud page and will be supported with social media advertising.
The winning DJ will also receive a two-page feature/interview in Iconic Underground magazine summer edition, both print and online.
Further – the winning DJ will also receive a £100 token prize and will be considered (along with any other strong entries) for mixing a commercially released compilation mix album later in the year.
HOW TO ENTER AND GUIDES
Anyone can register your entry by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – please include a simple message with your full name / DJ name.
The e-mail entries will close Saturday the 8th of May at 6 pm.
From the received entries – 10 DJs will be drawn out of a hat to enter the final competition and will be given/sent the materials / digital tracks to use.
The draw for the – 10 DJ DJs will take place via a Facebook live stream on Iconic Underground magazine Facebook page – Monday 12th May at 5 pm
Your final mix will need to be returned to us no later than the 13th of June – delivery instructions will be given
TIPS & CONSIDERATION
Before entering please consider the outline and criteria of the mix standard. We would like you to see this as a great opportunity to showcase a produced mix to a high standard equal to a commercially released mix album. The mix doesn’t have to be recorded live and can be produced using software if preferable and using software FX.
You can edit the tracks down to smaller lengths, mix/mash between them, edit or cut between mixes/versions in a creative way, loop sections, or smoothly mix them together.
A lot of the tracks and remixes carry a longer playing length and creating edits or hot cue style mixing will be appreciated as much as a smoother transition.
You have your creative freedom
Further guides and rules
1: None of the materials or files supplied for the competition use can be used or shared outside of the competition. This includes uploading files to web portals, sharing files with friends or others.
2: Your final mix entry or winning mix can not be shared on portals unless agreed by us and will remain exclusive to our Mixcloud upload, magazine, and Frisky radio feature.
3: Your mix entry must be supplied as a Wav file – minimum 16 bit – 44.1k file – 24 bit + also acceptable
4: Your mix entry must be recorded with headroom space and cannot peak over 0 dB – preferably at least -3 dB headroom as we will master the DJ mix.
5: If you are drawn as one of the 10 DJs to enter, you can also suggest specific Blue Amazon titles or remixes of your own choice if not already in the pool of materials.
6: You can’t use more than 4 original Blue Amazon tracks/titles in your recording and this includes other remixes of the same titles,
Example – Using Blue Amazon – No Other love (original) & also Blue Amazon – No Other Love (Hernan Cattaneo remix) counts as two Blue Amazon titles unless mixed/merged together as one track in your mix. You can use as many Blue Amazon remixes of other artists as you like.
7: if you are an artist/production team duo, you can enter as your artist name.