Seattle, WA, October 07, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Public Enemy announces The Amerikan Gangster Remix Contest, a contest that invites their fans to remix the group's new single with prizes awarded to the best and most innovative versions. The contest is free, and the winners will be personally chosen by Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and longtime producer Gary G-Wiz. Studio tracks of “Amerikan Gangster” (off of PE’s latest album, How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul, released in August on their own SLAMjamz Records) and all the tools needed to remix it online can be found at http://www.jamglue.com/contests/publicenemy. The Amerikan Gangster Remix Contest runs through October 21st. Additional information can be found at http://www.jamglue.com/contests/publicenemy the group's website, http://www.publicenemy.com.
The Amerikan Gangster Remix Contest is Public Enemy’s way of bringing their fans directly into their music and the creative process that goes into making it. "The days of the few making music for the multitude are over," says Gary G-Wiz, former member of the groundbreaking production team the Bomb Squad. "There is a lot of talent out there, and we try to get involved with anything that is showcasing the skills of up and coming music makers."
The Amerikan Gangster Remix Contest is hosted by music remixing site Jamglue.com, where contestants can take advantage of Jamglue's free tools to add or remove parts of "Amerikan Gangster," chop up its tracks, and even contribute their own vocals or beats. They can also add music and sound effects from Jamglue's free library of music, beats, vocals and sound effects of all kinds. Prizes include a limited edition portable media and DVD player from MediaStreet, an autographed copy of How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul, and the winning remix will be featured on the SLAMjamz website.
"We've done remix contests on past albums, but when I saw Jamglue's tools and interface, I knew there were great possibilities there,"
Gary G-Wiz adds. The Amerikan Gangster Remix Contest marks one of the first contests of its kind, where all of the music, tools, and judging are completely contained within a web-browser. Equipment and experience are no longer a necessity, allowing every fan the opportunity to try their hand at their own remix.
Jamglue.com is an online community for remixing and personalizing music. The site provides free tools that allow anyone to make their own remixes. The tools include a simple Flash-based remixer, a sound recorder, and a library of music tracks and mixes for the whole community to use. This past summer Jamglue held remix contests with several popular artists, including R. Kelly and T-Pain. Jamglue launched in December, 2006, and has been growing rapidly since then, with over 250,000 fans of pop and hip-hop music visiting each month.
About SLAMjamz Records:
Chuck D founded SLAMjamz in 1996 as a vehicle to spread both hiphop and new urban music to what he calls “all the fertile territories that exist around the world today.” At present, the record company’s roster includes 12 artists, each carefully selected for their own unique and individual reasons. “We don't choose two artists alike,” explains Chuck. The unique structure of SLAMJamz also extends to the business arrangements they have with their acts. The company is adamant that the artists retain the rights to their work, and allows for them to own the master copies of their recordings as well as their own publishing rights. SLAMjamz has also been a pioneer in indie and digital distribution since its inception.