Beatport remix competitions are a great way to get noticed if you’re an up-and-coming music producer. If you’re talented enough to win, then it also holds the possibility of a release on an established label, along with all the gear and goodies that are often thrown in. With so many high-profile DJs and producers on board with the Beatport remix competition and submitting stems of their music, it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to put your stamp on it.
Get creative with a Beatport remix competition.
If you’re looking to enter, but perhaps aren’t sure how to approach the remix once you’ve downloaded the stems, then don’t worry! Tom Lonsborough our Certified Ableton Tutor rolled up his sleeves and showed our Open Day attendees the ropes in a Remixing 101 tutorial, which was live-streamed across the internet and brought in a live audience tuning in from all over the world.
Going in blind
Tom went straight in at the deep end by downloading some completely new to his ears Beatport remix competition stems, to show how the ideas within the remix came about organically, using tried and tested methods which he demonstrates in the video. These include how to prepare the audio files you’re given to start with, changing the tempo to fit a new genre, and then sampling sections to create your track around.