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SoundCloud user, Dave McKeown, is planning to compose a new piece of music, using nothing but samples of the SoundCloud community saying the words “Sound” and “Cloud”,  no instruments, no drum machines, just your voices.  

 He did something similar with water sounds a few months ago:

He’s been collecting samples via his dropbox for the last week, and will continue to do so till the end of next week, at which point, he’ll start to stitch together all the voices to produce something new, and unique to the SoundCloud community.

The quality of your recording doesn’t matter, or the format, Dave’s only request is that you enable downloads when you send him your sample.  Have a listen to Dave’s explanation above, get your REC button ready, and help Dave out!

Now this is neat!
The Stream is Al Jazeera English’s own community and they’re calling YOU to remix the show’s theme music. 
Download the stems here: http://soundcloud.com/ajstream
Submissions end this Wednesday already so if you’d like to hear your own version of The Stream’s theme song being aired during the next show, make sure to share your composition to their DropBox until Wednesday the 28th. Also tweet your link to @AJStream.

Now this is neat!

The Stream is Al Jazeera English’s own community and they’re calling YOU to remix the show’s theme music. 

Download the stems here: http://soundcloud.com/ajstream

Submissions end this Wednesday already so if you’d like to hear your own version of The Stream’s theme song being aired during the next show, make sure to share your composition to their DropBox until Wednesday the 28th. Also tweet your link to @AJStream.

Calling all Lithuanian, Welsh and Norwegian speakers!  And, while we’re at it: Persian/Farsi and Hungarian speakers, too!  Can YOU help us out?
This week United Sounds is looking for Lithuanian, Welsh, Norwegian, Persian/Farsi, and Hungarian speakers!
But first, a thought-starter to set the mood… a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States and the first chairperson of the preliminary United Nations Commission on Human Rights:

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?  In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.  Yet they are the world of the individual person […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.  Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." 

Decades later, these words capture the spirit of the United Sounds project.  It’s with YOUR individual contribution that we’re continuing to archive audio recordings of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in as many languages as possible, and to build a project with large-scale impact.  
We’ve got a diverse selection of submissions already up, but can you help us out by recording your own reading?  
Recordings are at the core of United Sounds’ success.  It only takes 15 minutes to get involved and to make an important contribution.  If you speak a language that’s not one of the 5 we’re profiling this week - check the list of languages we already have in the “read more” here - we’d love you to participate, too!  
In a few easy steps, record the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your language here:
http://www.soundcloud.com/groups/united_sounds/dropbox
And, hey: virtual applause and many thanks to SoundClouders who responded to our search for languages last week!
- ‘Una-Minh Caomhanach' submitted Irish (Gaelic)
- ‘Kyokow' contributed Japanese
- and we got doubly lucky with Russian, submitted by both ‘pavlentij' and 'Tigran.Oganezov’
Look for these tracks soon but, for now: follow project developments on Twitter, listen to the project recordings on the group page, and check back next Monday to see how this week’s round-up of languages went!
(Photo via Globes / Jayel Aheram / CC BY 2.0)

Calling all Lithuanian, Welsh and Norwegian speakers!  And, while we’re at it: Persian/Farsi and Hungarian speakers, too!  Can YOU help us out?

This week United Sounds is looking for Lithuanian, Welsh, Norwegian, Persian/Farsi, and Hungarian speakers!

But first, a thought-starter to set the mood… a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States and the first chairperson of the preliminary United Nations Commission on Human Rights:

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?  In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.  Yet they are the world of the individual person […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.  Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." 

Decades later, these words capture the spirit of the United Sounds project.  It’s with YOUR individual contribution that we’re continuing to archive audio recordings of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in as many languages as possible, and to build a project with large-scale impact.  

We’ve got a diverse selection of submissions already up, but can you help us out by recording your own reading?  

Recordings are at the core of United Sounds’ success.  It only takes 15 minutes to get involved and to make an important contribution.  If you speak a language that’s not one of the 5 we’re profiling this week - check the list of languages we already have in the “read more” here - we’d love you to participate, too!  

In a few easy steps, record the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your language here:

http://www.soundcloud.com/groups/united_sounds/dropbox

And, hey: virtual applause and many thanks to SoundClouders who responded to our search for languages last week!

- ‘Una-Minh Caomhanach' submitted Irish (Gaelic)

- ‘Kyokow' contributed Japanese

- and we got doubly lucky with Russian, submitted by both ‘pavlentij' and 'Tigran.Oganezov

Look for these tracks soon but, for now: follow project developments on Twitter, listen to the project recordings on the group page, and check back next Monday to see how this week’s round-up of languages went!

(Photo via Globes / Jayel Aheram / CC BY 2.0)

Remixes/Contests/Submissions…

We’re going to kick things off this week with an awesome new remix contest brought to you by pop-locking-electro-indie-art-rockers (phew!) Everything Everything and the magazine for makers of music, Sound On Sound. They’re opening the audio doors to anyone who wants to have a bash at remixing their forthcoming single Final Form:      

                          

All entries must be made by the 29th of April, after this point the band will personally pick their favourites.

The best remixer will win a one year Pro SoundCloud account, a years subscription to Sound On Sound and a signed limited edition vinyl copy of Everything Everything’s debut album ‘Man Alive’. Two runners-up will receive a one year SoundCloud lite account and a copy of ‘Man Alive’.

Click here to head over to the contest, pick up the stems and get mixing!

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Fancy your chances at winning your way onto the NBA 2K12 Soundtrack AND onto the stage at Duck Down's Fall CMJ Showcase in NYC?!

All aspiring producers  have to create one sample-free instrumental. All submissions must uploaded to the NBA 2K12 SoundCloud Dropbox by April 5th!

Duck Down Music A&R & representatives from 2K Sports will select the top 10 instrumentals which will then be streamed online via a custom SoundCloud music player!

Click here for more details and to enter.

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Towards the end of this week Havana Club will be taking modern Cuban music out of the studio and putting it into your hands! Havana Cultura is pairing with the world-renowned producer, DJ, and radio personality Gilles Peterson for the Gilles Peterson Remix Contest.

Each week from April 1st onwards, Gilles Peterson will judge the submitted music alongside some of the dance scene’s most popular bloggers. The Top 10 Finalists will be featured on an online compilation, and the Grand Prize Winner will win a trip for 2 to Havana, Cuba and tickets to the Rotilla Festival for Electronic music.

Click here for more info. Good luck, and happy remixing!

Next up: remix the track “Shadows” from Fucked Up! for a chance to be released by fellow Berlin residents Stange Decks

                        

The best remixes (2 or more) of “Shadows” will win a spot on the “FuckedUp! - Shadows” EP beside the original mix.

Strange Deck’s have really gone to town with SoundCloud mechanics for their contest, we think it looks great! Check it out here!

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To mark the release of Guy J’s album 1000 Words, hop over to the John Digweed Facebook page to get involved with the Bedrock remix competition which launched this week and be in with a chance of winning a release on Bedrock Records and a SoundCloud Pro account!

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Boston’s Together Festival has also launched a remix competition this week, put in place to determine your production skill and creativity when making use of the remix material (stems, acapellas) provided by Together.

Click here to get involved with the contest!

Remixes/Contests/Submissions…

Introducing: our brand new Remixes/Contests/Submissions feature! 

Heaps of really interesting stories this week!

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First offHusky Rescue are running a remix competition on the lead up to their eagerly awaited Ship of Light box set.

Stems packs for the four singles from the Ship of Light LP will be released weekly here between March 22st and April 11th. Once you’ve completed your track, simply upload it to the Husky Rescue Remix Competition SoundCloud group for approval by judges! The closing date for the competition is 13th May.

There will only be 4 winners, one for each single, and there will be one overall grand prize for the best remix.

Each winner will receive a complete set of signed Husky Rescue albums and a 1 year SoundCloud lite subscription. The grand prize for the overall best remix will receive the following: 

  • 1 year SoundCloud Pro account subscription
  • 1 copy of FXPansion’s next-generation drum machine ‘Geist’ 
  • Their remix printed onto a single sided one-off 7” vinyl
  • Signed copy of the Ship of Light box set 
  • Exclusive art print of the album cover signed by designer Kustaa Saksi 
  • An organic cotton husky rescue t-shirt.

The 4 winning tracks will also be released as a digital EP on Catskills Records.
To enter the competition and for more information click here.

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Next on the bill, Anoraak's single 'Crazy Eyes' came out on last week and features the SoundCloud remix competition winner Julien Mier!

 Stream the winning track below and pick up a copy of the single here!

Anoraak - Crazy Eyes (Julien Mier Remix) by Julien Mier

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Alpha-ville, the new London International festival of Digital Arts, Music & Culture, is opening it’s doors to submissions that challenge the boundaries between art, design, technology, and science.  Whether your talent is in the form of  live music, AV performances, art, lectures, workshops, multimedia projects or moving image and film - they want to hear from you! 

Submit your entires here - FYI, if it’s a music submission, use their SoundCloud Dropbox!

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Last month Holland’s latest talent Sandro Silva launched a competition in partnership with SoundCloud, Tillllate and Newstate Music giving producers the change to remix his huge ‘Resurrection’ track based on the iconic PPK trance classic, check out the winning remix below!

Sandro Silva - Resurrection (Rob Darke remix) by robdarke

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Electronic music fans - check out Silk Music Publishing’s "Move On" remix competition - veteran and aspiring producers alike have the chance to remix Shingo Nakamura & Kazusa’s “Move On” and have their remixes released on Silk Digital Records, Silk’s parent label.  All you need to do is download the stems, mix your track and drop it into Silk’s SoundCloud Dropbox!

Stream the original track below and click here to head to the contest!

Shingo Nakamura & Kazusa - Move On (Radio Edit) by silkmusic


…Interested in setting up your own remix contest or submissions feature on SoundCloud? Click here to find out how!

Said.fm - stories about music on the web!

RadioBox #3: Submit your story!


Music and the web - we love both of them right?  Well the podcast curators Said.fm are running a listening night called Radio Box and they want to hear your story!  They want you to record an anecdote, thought, feeling on the theme of music and the internet.  Whether you’re a musician or just a lover of music you’ll probably have some thoughts on how the internet has changed your musical life. Let them know by recording directly or uploading a story to their drop box!
 
Read their blog post for more details, or go straight to their Drop Box!

We have teamed up with Findremix.com and Outpost Records to bring you the chance to remix a top producer: Lars Sandberg AKA Funk D’Void! Listen to the original track below, then download “Italoca” parts and start remixing! Make sure you become a fan of Funk D’Void on Facebook in order to qualify for this contest!
Prizes range from a release on Outpost, a Soundcloud pro account, Cryosonic Everything bundle plugins, PSP audioware and much more!
CLICK HERE to download the files and get mixing! Deadline is May 31st.



Funk D’Void - Italoca (Original Mix) Remix Contest by findremix

We have teamed up with Findremix.com and Outpost Records to bring you the chance to remix a top producer: Lars Sandberg AKA Funk D’Void! Listen to the original track below, then download “Italoca” parts and start remixing! Make sure you become a fan of Funk D’Void on Facebook in order to qualify for this contest!

Prizes range from a release on Outpost, a Soundcloud pro account, Cryosonic Everything bundle plugins, PSP audioware and much more!

CLICK HERE to download the files and get mixing! Deadline is May 31st.

Funk D’Void - Italoca (Original Mix) Remix Contest by findremix

In conjunction with the release of the band’s new single Give A Little, from their acclaimed studio album Shout It Out, HANSON are launching a remix challenge in partnership with us here at Soundcloud! 
“The idea with the remix challenge is to open up our music to other talented producers and mixers styles, and hopefully create a platform to connect our music to theirs and draw attention to their craft" - Taylor Hanson.
Remixes posted through Soundcloud to the remix challenge page are voted on by the public with the winning mixes joining Questlove (The Roots) and RAC (Andre Allen Anjos) on the upcoming UK digital single release of Give A Little in late April.
CLICK HERE for more info and check out the prizes!
 

In conjunction with the release of the band’s new single Give A Little, from their acclaimed studio album Shout It Out, HANSON are launching a remix challenge in partnership with us here at Soundcloud! 

The idea with the remix challenge is to open up our music to other talented producers and mixers styles, and hopefully create a platform to connect our music to theirs and draw attention to their craft" - Taylor Hanson.

Remixes posted through Soundcloud to the remix challenge page are voted on by the public with the winning mixes joining Questlove (The Roots) and RAC (Andre Allen Anjos) on the upcoming UK digital single release of Give A Little in late April.

CLICK HERE for more info and check out the prizes!

 

Here’s your chance to get your beats and tracks released by a label in the WIR Network. Participate in the EVOQUE Style Awards in the category Music for your chance to have
Upload and participate by uploading your contribution here (tracks must be between 5 and 8 minutes). Submissions are open from March 15 until April 10. On April 15, public voting opens and a jury consisting of Gabriel Ananda and Marcel Janovsky of Treibstoff will select the 18 best tracks that will be live-tested in a series of club shows in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart after which one winner per region will be selected and the track released on a label of the WIR Network. The six regional kings will also have the opportunity to skim their tracks down to 30 seconds for the Range Rover EVOQUE tv commercial. Sound goods? Sign up here (site in German language).

Here’s your chance to get your beats and tracks released by a label in the WIR Network. Participate in the EVOQUE Style Awards in the category Music for your chance to have

Upload and participate by uploading your contribution here (tracks must be between 5 and 8 minutes). Submissions are open from March 15 until April 10. On April 15, public voting opens and a jury consisting of Gabriel Ananda and Marcel Janovsky of Treibstoff will select the 18 best tracks that will be live-tested in a series of club shows in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart after which one winner per region will be selected and the track released on a label of the WIR Network. The six regional kings will also have the opportunity to skim their tracks down to 30 seconds for the Range Rover EVOQUE tv commercial. Sound goods? Sign up here (site in German language).

Chase & Status have teamed up with Drum & Bass Arena, UKF and SoundCloud to offer you the chance to remix their latest single ‘Time' featuring Delilah, which you can stream below.
The winning remix will receive an exclusive release on Mercury Records, inclusion in the digital bundle of the single on iTunes, £500 cash, a SoundCloud Pro account, tickets to see Chase & Status in October, a copy of MASCHINE and a copy of No More Idols, Drum & Bass Arena Anthology CD’s AND Chase & Status T-shirts!!!
For your chance to win CLICK HERE to head over to the contest, download the parts, mix your track and once it’s finished drop it in the SoundCloud Dropbox!



'Time' ft Delilah by Chase & Status

Chase & Status have teamed up with Drum & Bass Arena, UKF and SoundCloud to offer you the chance to remix their latest single ‘Time' featuring Delilah, which you can stream below.

The winning remix will receive an exclusive release on Mercury Records, inclusion in the digital bundle of the single on iTunes, £500 cash, a SoundCloud Pro account, tickets to see Chase & Status in October, a copy of MASCHINE and a copy of No More Idols, Drum & Bass Arena Anthology CD’s AND Chase & Status T-shirts!!!

For your chance to win CLICK HERE to head over to the contest, download the parts, mix your track and once it’s finished drop it in the SoundCloud Dropbox!

'Time' ft Delilah by Chase & Status