Marc Lime & Glen Dale
JK // Crimia
Karel / Therm
first like to sincerely thank all the people who
spent so much
time to create their versions of "Shiver."
We were amazed by the
When we decided to open "Shiver" to
a Remix Contest, we hoped to
achieve two results. First, bring "Shiver"
to additional audiences by
opening the track up for interpretation by some
of the hottest djs
and recording artists in a multitude of genres
thus providing djs
with additional versions. Secondly, we wanted
to create an arena for
artists to create remixes to gain exposure and
build this concept in
general. With some of the other remixers on this
project, winners are
sure to gain exposure and street-cred.
Our criteria for selecting the finalists were
simple. We wanted to
maintain the haunting nature of krystyna's performance
and we wanted
the music to expand on our original idea and take
it a step
Further-perhaps down another avenue. We also wanted
the mixes to take
us on a journey. We wanted to end at a different
place from where we
began. We were hoping to receive one or two mixes
to achieve this.
Much to our surprise, we had ten times our expectations!
We had numerous entries we would call experimental,
minimal dub or
"Glitch." We had several remixes we
would call "epic," nearing 15 minutes!
We tossed about the idea of a double cd release.
In then end we decided to pick the strongest entries
and keep the
release to a single cd. Trying to choose the finalists
indeed. Many of the decisions were hotly contested.
The winners and why.
2 faces Remix
This is entry was by far the best produced vocal
trance version of
"Shiver." These guys said they don't
typically enter remix contests
but they really liked the track. I'd really like
to hear some of
their other work! I've already played this track
Oakenfold and Ian Van Dahl and it packed the floor
even more! We had
toyed with the idea of a making shiver more "trancy"
with-like Airspace's remix of "Silence,"
but after hearing this mix,
all work halted. Vocal trance doesn't get any
better than this!
This mix has depth, many layers and keeps surprising
me every time we
hear it. We really enjoy how the energy builds
and transforms the
track. We’re very impressed.
This track is richly layered and has excellent
production quality. It
reminds me of front 242 or maybe old ministry.
I've played this track
on my industrial night between Bigod 20 and VNV
Nation. Make sure
you're wearing black! Again Amun-Ra used new chord
melodies to pull this off. Very inventive. There
was some infighting
regarding the contrapuntal vocal placement...
but we got over it.
I think it's ironic that we like this mix so much
considering most of Krystyna's vocals are backwards!.
Kudos! Several local djs are waiting for this
release. This mix was about the third longest
remix entry, weighing in at a cool 12 minutes!
Which incidentally, almost killed it. This version
will be released on
vinyl as well for all us cool djs.
This song has so much energy it hurts! It makes
even more foreboding and just makes this mix really
creepy. We hear an
homage to the movie "Halloween" in there
guys must do movie music. We can just imagine
running in dark forest
with Michael Myers close behind. We really enjoy
the original melody.
That’s a big bonus.
What do you get when you mix Chemical Brothers,
Prodigy and Tristraum?
You get this great grinding version of "Shiver."
This version takes
this track to new areas. With a really crunchy
303 lead and organic
rhythms, we found it hard to pass up. We did argue
a bit about whether
this was a loop-based entry (not that there's
anything wrong with
that). Even if it is, it's a great remix.
Crimia added a new bassline, new chord progression
and quoted our arpeggio. We liked the vocal treatments
and thought this was one of the more versatile
submissions. Again we argued about the bass sounding
too thin in spots, but in the end, this song "just
thanks for all your hard work! We are waiting
on two mixes,
one hi-nrg and one breakbeat. Look for the MCD
of "Shiver" to be
released soon! We are already working on our next
track and expect a
new remix contest to be announced in December
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