Today it is easier than ever for anyone to start producing their own music with relatively low costs and we are seeing more and more incredibly talented producers developing from novice bed room producers. Insomniac recognizes that there is an immense amount of unrecognized talent out there and wants to shed some light on those individuals. They have launched a campaign called the Discovery Project that has given the amazing opportunities for very talented unknown producers to play at some of the biggest shows and festivals in the world. This time they are offering the chance to play at Beyond Wonderland and possibly the chance to land a spot on Insomniac’s new DJ management and marketing platform. To enter the contest you have to submit a 30 minute mix as well as a remix to James Egbert’s track ‘Back To New’ by Feb. 22nd. You can find all other info regarding the contest, download remix stems and submit you mix here. Good Luck!
Project 46 knows the secret to becoming bigger and better: remix The Killers. Or Coldplay. You do that, and the audience will guarantee love you. This track uses Brandon Flower’s voice as an instrument during the breakdown to ultimately lead into a flawless progressive track. The track will surely have a crowd moving to the beat, so definitely snag a free download by liking Project 46′s Facebook page! Cheers!
The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb (Project 46 Remix) | Free Download
Insomniac is always on the constant lookout for new talent. Their Discovery Project has shown to be an excellent way of seeking out that talent in order to fill their time slots. For those of you who have not experienced Insomniac’s White Wonderland, you are missing out. The large scale music festival based in Los Angeles hosts some of dance music industry giants, posted here, and you have the opportunity to perform with them. The jist of this contest is to create a house- oriented remix of Bunny’s “Countdown”, as heard on the White Wonderland trailer posted here, and submit a thirty-minute DJ mix of the kind of set you would play at the event. The winner gets put on the line up as well as have a guest-mix on Dancing Astronaut’s Axis Podcast. Unfortunately for all you young producers, this is a strictly 21+ contest as is the event. Click more for further details on the rules and when/how to submit. Good luck!
After Flinch finished to an overwhelming applause at his last show, he was kind enough to hang outside for photos and autographs with everyone. It was very nice to see an artist this big still be so in touch with his fan base. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Flinch yet, put it on the top of your to do list. We were lucky enough to grab an interview with Flinch after the show as well, check it out below. [Read more...]
Project Mayhem has been making noise in the Bay Area for about three months now. In that short amount of time, they had put on two shows – one featuring New Zealand heavyweight Truth, and another featuring two Nor-Cal big names, Bassex & Getter. Both of these shows had at least 4 other local up & coming DJ’s opening for the big names, and from what I had been hearing were well worth going too. So when I came down to the Bay area for the third Project Mayhem last Friday, I was expecting a good show. What I got was even better. [Read more...]
The Motion Project is a collaborative effort of some truly innovative minds who have combined motion technology and music production on a whole new level. The project makes creative use of the Xbox Kinect motion sensor, syncing it up with Ableton Live. The user in the video is able to control the ins and outs of the music production software using nothing but natural body motion and some solid programming. Synths, samples, loops, and even the various FX and filtering parameters are all controllable through learned movements; anything automatable in the program can be accessed. This is a truly incredible project, I look forward to what else these guys bring. Make sure to read the full in-depth article on the project HERE.