In the spirit of true collaboration, local artist, Holly, offered up the raw stems of an unreleased acoustic track for remix. After multiple requests to collaborate from both established and emerging producers, Holly wrote and recorded “Beautiful War” with the absolute intention of making it available for producers to remix. The quality of the remix submissions for this competition were absolutely insane. The volume of submissions as well as the level of productions skills exceeded all expectations.
“From the minute we heard the acoustic version of this sweet melody and the powerful vocals we knew that the track had very high remix potential. The unique time code of the original track presented an interesting challenge and it was great to hear how each producer took this on Ruben Thomas, Lyd Productions and partner in the Remix Competition. The remix pack included the vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and live bass guitar.
Making an unreleased stripped down track available for remix ensured that there was no influence over the direction of the remix and producers had total creative freedom in deciding on the direction and genre of their remix. It also provided the opportunity for Holly to collaborate with a broader community of producers.
The winning remix by Sean PM received over 2000 votes
Sean received the grand prize of:
Audiobox 96 Studio, HD7 Headphones, M7 Studio Microphone, Studio One Artist rec ording Software, Studio Magic Software Suite and a Microphone Cable. Approximate Value R3 500.
Submission to over 200 South African Radio Stations. Holly Music and Lyd Productions cc cannot guarantee any play listing on any radio stations but the track will be submitted.
Submission to over 2000 South African DJ and a database of International DJ’s.
The six finalists all received the following:
Inclusion in a digital release of a remix pack on all major platforms through South Africa’s leading digital distribution aggregator, Content Connect Africa. Release Date 11 October 2017. Release to a database of 2000 plus South African DJ’s.
You can download all six remixes for review purposes here: