WFMU : Freedom is Freeform!
jason on 12/21/2009 at 10:00AM
Back on November 16th, the Free Music Archive announced our first official remix contest featuring NYC's legendary hip-hop innovators Anti-Pop Consortium. Last night was the deadline, and we've got everything posted now so take a listen, because these remixes are incredible!
The original song "Reflections", from Anti-Pop Consortium's new album Fluorescent Black, is just brimming with potential -- hints at styles and sounds that could be infinitely expanded. And 50 remixers from all over the world have gone and done just that, expounded on the idea like a fractal!
I was hoping somebody's start out like Lille, France's Luminocolor did, with the drum fill from the second section of the song moved to the very beginning. They even re-recorded the theme with a horn arrangement.
Now the judging is in the hands of of Anti-Pop Consortium themselves: Beans, M Sayyid, High Priest and Earl Blaize. It's been a busy year for the APC! They released their first new album in 7.5 years, Fluorescent Black (Big Dada) and have toured the world to support what many are calling their finest work to-date.
You can still try your hand at remixing APC by grabbing the stems here -- they're available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license (as are all entries) -- but entrants to the contest are closed off so just email them to [email protected] and we'll add them to the pool for everyone to enjoy.
We'll announce the winners early next year, so stay tuned and in the meantime, cast your vote by logging in to favorite a track (or a few tracks, like I did!), or by leaving a comment below.