West Coast Bass Pioneers ill.Gates and Stephan Jacobs have teamed up to host an epic contest, calling novice music producers to submit their take on the duo’s explosive track ‘Flying’!
San Francisco-based producer ill.Gates has joined forces with fellow West Coast Bass Movement pioneer Stephan Jacobs and production services website ProducerDJ to invite up and coming producers from all around the globe to take part in the most epic contest of 2017, with more than $16,000 in prizes up for grabs! From now until June 12, 2017, aspiring music-makers can submit their versions of ill.Gates’ and Stephan Jacobs’ massive track ‘Flying’, featuring Jackie Rain.
Listen to it here!
Amateur DJs and producers from all genres and styles are invited to flex their remixing muscles and send in their versions of the bass-heavy summer anthem, ‘Flying’ to SKIO Music, where the top three tracks will be selected by ill.Gates himself, along with special guest judges. The tracks will even be released via the new label, Producer DoJo! Additional prizes will also include professional audio plugins, hardware controllers, music production tools and courses, and exclusive opportunities to collaborate with ill.Gates and his vast network of musical geniuses. These and more are courtesy of sponsors, ProducerDJ, Plugin Alliance, SUBPAC, Sesh, Sugar Bytes, Dave Smith Instruments, Ableton, KJ Sawka, Nunich, Mr. Bill, Warp Academy, Tom Cosm, Kieth McMillen Instruments, Maschine Tutorials, iZotoope, and LANDR.
The winners will be announced on June 23rd.
If you were looking to learn from the best before entering the contest, DJs and producers of all skill levels can learn the iLL Methodology behind remixing from ill.Gates’ free video course available now via ProducerDJ. The course teaches five simple yet brilliant methods with which to unblock your creativity and to help producers finish songs in a manner that is as productive as is possible.
This contest comes following the widely successful release of ill.Gates’ first, full-length studio album since 2011, Terminally iLL. The album is part of a series of airport-themed albums by ill.Gates. The second in the series, Departures, which is set to release next summer, will feature left field, experimental, and out of character tracks inspired by festivals like Shambhala and Burning Man. ill.Gates is looking forward to quite the year, with marquee performances scheduled at Bassnectar’s Atlantic City Event, California’s Lightning in a Bottle festival and numerous stops throughout many U.S. cities.
Best of luck!