Tiesto Remix Competition
Stems Of Knock You Out Ft. Metric’s Emily Haines Will Be Available Exclusively on Beatport.com for Download on Single Release Date, September 29
New Artist Album Kaleidoscope Available 5th October [Ultra / PIAS]
Amidst Sold-Out Worldwide Tour
The world’s biggest DJ and critically-acclaimed producer, Tiësto, joins forces with Emily Haines of electro-influenced indie rock band Metric for his newest release Knock You Out, out on Ultra Records/[PIAS] September 29, 2009. This is Tiësto’s sixth track off his upcoming artist album Kaleidoscope, available 5th October , also on Ultra/[PIAS].
The new song, featuring the vocalist/keyboardist of Metric, follows up on the success of the album’s first five tracks which includes the album’s first single, I Will Be Here (ft. Sneaky Sound System). Feel It In My Bones (ft. Tegan & Sara), Louder Than Boom, the title track Kaleidoscope (ft. Jónsi of Sigur Rós), and I Am Strong (ft. Pricilla Ahn) were also introduced via a viral campaign that included premieres on sites such as Pitchfork, Stereogum, CosmoGIRL! and AOL’s Spinner. In celebration of this current release, Tiësto is inviting budding DJs and aspiring producers the chance to remix the euphoric tune in a new contest launching in conjunction with the industry leader in electronic music downloads, Beatport.
This is the first time ever that Tiësto has not only made his original music stems available to the public, but also given aspiring artists a chance for their own big break: up to three winning mixes of Knock You Out will be released commercially on Ultra Records and [PIAS]. The grand prize winner will also receive a $250 Beatport gift card, TIËSTO merchandise, and music packages from Ultra & [PIAS].
The contest launches concurrently with the exclusive release of the track on Beatport on September 29, giving remixers one week to download the stems of the Knock You Out track, which may be purchased individually or bundled at $4.99 USD. For two weeks starting 5th October, contestants may upload their remixes, which may be in any chosen style or genre, to www.beatportal.com/remix, where fans and other contestants may listen to all the entries.
The public may vote for their favorite remixes for two weeks October 20-November 3, 2009. After a period of deliberation, the winner will be announced by Beatport on or around November 24th, 2009.
MP3 files sizes are limited and may be no larger than 10 MB. For the full list of rules and more information, visit www.beatportal.com/remix. Other recent Beatport remix contests have featured songs by such superstar artists as The Blackeyed Peas, Depeche Mode, Paul van Dyk, and more.
After a run of four top-selling electronic artist albums, Tiësto’s Kaleidoscope is an artist album in the truest sense: a stunning collection of songs written and recorded in collaboration with a variety of music talents from the worlds of dance, pop and rock: Jónsi Birgisson from Sigur Rós, Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, Nelly Furtado, Calvin Harris, and Emily Haines from Metric, to name a few. Having made the DJ performance an artform, Tiësto has now made the dance album an artform.
The release of Kaleidoscope on 5th October is being supported by a worldwide tour in 2009-2010, spanning five continents on over 175 dates.
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