This could be your big break. Beatport has put together a Some Chords remix contest, with the winner getting their remix released on mau5trap. All you have to do is remix the Dillon Francis version of the deadmau5 track “Some Chords”.
In case it’s not enough to get your remix released by mau5trap, Beatport is throwing some other goodies as well. From Beatport:
...enter our latest Play remix contest by January 26, 2015 for your chance to win our exclusive grand prize; including an Antelope Audio Interface, assorted Eurorack modular synth modules, the latest software, and an official release on mau5trap.
The grand prize winner will be selected by a judge or judges. A public vote will determine the “community pick”, with this winner receiving $50 in Beatport credits.
A little history to help stir some creativity... deamau5 released the original track “Some Chords" in 2010 as part of 4x4=12. The long, haunting build progressed beautifully into a panic of synths but then, after 4 years, Dillon Francis gave the track this fashionably hard finish. For even more depth, you can sign up for deadmau5 Live which gives you live broadcasts, VIP codes, exclusive videos, and a chance to chat with Joel Zimmerman himself amongst other benefits.
There’s no telling how the Some Chords remix contest will be judged, or what the judges will be looking for. So the only real question is, which direction will you spin this? Get started here.
deadmau5 will next return to North America to play the finale show at Guvernment in Toronto. A fitting close given that it’s regarded as a place that helped launch his career.