West African musical collective Les Amazones d’Afrique invite you to remix their recent single ‘Love’, taken from the new album Amazones Power.
Participants are invited to submit their work as part of a remix contest hosted by Real World Records in association with Universal Audio, who have provided a package of prizes for the best tracks. The winning tracks will be chosen by a panel which includes producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers, Snow Patrol), Che Pope (Kanye West, Lauryn Hill) and the engineers of Peter Gabriel’s world-renowned Real World Studios.
Just as producer Liam Farrell did with the original session recordings, we encourage you to take the song to new and unexpected places. The mix pack includes stems from the initial recording session in Paris, elements of Doctor L’s production, as well as a new Malian funk guitar part by Sountoucoumba “Salif” Koné, a member of Les Amazones d’Afrique’s live band. The only rule to follow with this contest is to be daring in your approach to the track. Whilst there is plenty of heritage in the music of Les Amazones d’Afrique, the band have always sought to steer their music into fresh new territories, blending pan-African styles and collaborative harmonies with gritty, contemporary pop influences. We hope to see this same attitude reflected in the remixes we receive.
“We are delighted to offer prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in this contest. Prizes have been generously provided by Universal Audio, and they will be: Universal Audio Apollo x8 (1st), Apollo x4 (2nd), Apollo Twin X QUAD (3rd), along with a copy of Les Amazones d’Afrique’s album on double coloured vinyl and a selection of Real World and Universal Audio merchandise for each finalist”. In addition, the winning remix will be considered for release as a digital single by Real World Records.
HOW TO ENTER
Please read carefully the terms and conditions and End User Licence Agreement below. You will be asked to agree to these in the process of entering the contest and receiving the remix stems.