Sample Remix Contest: Time to vote!

Vote Here, Feb 5, 2008 by waldo oiseau @ Flickr

The first sample remix contest has come to an end. Well, the fun part of it anyway. Now it’s time to get serious and vote.

I’m absolutely pleased with the amount of tracks submitted. Above and beyond my expectation… almost fifty of them, and of great quality too.

I’m also glad you guys will have to decide who wins, as I don’t think I’d be able to pick just one entry to win the prize…

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and good luck with the votes!

How to vote?

Voting is simple. Just pick your top 3 and post them in the comments in this page.

Something like this:

  1. Artist – Title, this one will get 3 points
  2. Another artist – Another track, this one will get 2 points
  3. You get the point – right? so yes, 1 point for this entry

Voting is open to anyone, but please don’t vote without considering (and actually listening to) all entries. Make sure to use a working email address when you post your vote.

Voting ends on Friday, August 8, 11.59:59pm CET. You can only vote ONCE, and participants NEED to vote in order to be eligible to win.

Who will be the winner?

Our wonderful friends at Ohm Force have generously added two more bundles to the prize pot, so there will be a total of three prizes to be won:

  • 1st place : ALL-ALL Bundle
  • 2nd place : ALL-FX Bundle
  • 3rd place : ALL-Disto Bundle *or* ALL-Filters Bundle

Even though anyone can vote, the first prize will actually be decided by the participants’ votes only. For 2nd and 3rd place all votes count.

The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 9.

Contest entries

You can listen to all the entries in the mp3 player to the right and download the tracks from the list below.

To avoid RSI you can also download all the tracks in a single ~300MB zip archive here instead of clicking on all the links below.

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  • ProductBE

    1. Jonas The Plugexpert – ik mis je by
    2. Filu – Hint of oldschool
    3. i suck, u rox – 100 percent mouse

    Nice to listen to the various mixs from a few samples, differences and similiar elements poping in and out.

  • sOuL*sCientiSt

    1. Jonas The Plugexpert – Ik Mis Je

    2. Embryonic – Evolution

    3. Teister – Troller

    What a wealth of TALENT we had in this contest!! Every track was good in it’z own way. I think we should make an online album of the songz (the onez who want to add their songz that is) in this contest and provide it for download!! Some one could put together an album cover and decide a name for it like “The Rekkerd Remix vol.1” With each remix contest put out another volume. I don’t know,just an idea that I think would be cool. Maybe the powerz that be and the artistz could weigh in on this idea and see what we can come up with!!

    Once again….GOOD JOB EVERYONE!!!! oNe,SS

    {P.S. We could put the album out under a Creative Commonz License of course.}

  • 1. Runagate – F.S.Ü.
    2. Jonas the Plug Expert – Ik Mis Je
    3. André James Houghton – Duck

    I had a lot of fun!
    Thanks Ronnie.

  • cunigus

    1. Ghost – Crank
    2. Ad-Ex Machina – God Hates the Working Man
    3. 337 – Rhetoric

    Good Luck!!!
    Thank U Ronnie…

  • Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk

    Dark Embassy – Sabotaging the Thinking Machine

    Hideki Takimoto – Entitled

    Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Oooooooooon Guuuuuys!!!

  • Ad-ex machina- god hates the working man-3points
    Winter drought-3am -2points
    Ghost- crank- 1-point

    loads of good enteries, album idea sounds cool.
    p.s if it did happen, i do digital photography for my own album artworks so could make one up for it.
    cheers rekkerd to the cool free samples, sure to be lots of fun to work with with out the remix rules.
    good luck everyone :)

  • reason lahalla

    Paul Hoda – I Told You (3)
    3am – Winter drought (2)
    Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk (1)

    Great job everyone, and thanks for organizing the contest Ronnie!

  • Embryonic

    1. bl4xun – rekkerd con (3)
    2. Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk (2)
    3. Pal Hoda – I Told You (1)

    Some great tracks in there!

    bl4xun i thought the intro to rekkerd con was beautiful.

    A J Houghton – some really intricate detail in your track, especially the guitar sounding part that came in!

  • Filu

    1. Reason Lahalla – Fall Again – 3 points
    2. Jonathan Allen – 6am – 2points
    3. Jonas the Plugexpert – ik mis je – 1 point

    I agree, we should make an album with these songs ;) Good luck everyone, great job everyone! :D Thanks Ronnie ;)

  • Damek

    1 Mokeone – Who burnt the toast – 3 points

    2 André James Houghton – Duck Walk – 2 points

    3 bl4xun – rekkerd con – 1 point

    All the best,

  • SWS

    1. 337 – Rhetoric
    2. Softegg – Takeoff
    3. Ace Fadal – Cont

  • 1. 3am – winter drought
    2. André James Houghton – Duck Walk
    3. Deljuan Ramirez – The Last Day

    ronnie, you’re a bastard. Is this all because I called you archie? I thought I’d survive all the other entanglements I had with you this month, but voting was the hardest. Bonus: new 3am track! I am an unabashed fan despite being a netifriend. My head hurts a lot now, listened to each on speakers and headphones more than once in many cases.

    Some amazing surprises in my ears, I’m stunned at the level of talent on display. I honestly expected mostly crap.

    Thanks & feel free to use my song howsoever you choose.

  • Azertopia

    Ace Fedal – cont. 3pts
    Teister – Troller 2pts
    Oxygen – I reckon. 1pt

  • Boba Fettuccini

    What A F*ck by DJ M+R – 3 pts

    Winter Drought by 3am – 2 pts

    and because I really like mine…

    AD 2801 – Returning To Earth by Boba Fettuccini – 1 pt

  • 1.3am – Winter Drought
    2.Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk
    3.Alchemists of Sound – Mono Noise

    And because I think they deserve mention (and made my voting VERY difficult):

    4.337 – Rhetoric
    5.Embryonic – Evolution
    6.Dark Embassy – Sabotaging the Thinking Machine
    7.Ad-Ex Machina – God Hates the Working Man
    8.DJ M+R – What a f*ck!
    9.Ace Fadal – Cont.
    10.ProductBe – The Rozzers are Coming

    And all others tie for 11, except mine, which is like, ehh… 94 ;)

    Thanks for the contest Ronnie/, I gained quite a lot just by participating!

  • Boba, sorry but you can’t vote for yourself…
    From the rules:

    # Every contestant will need to vote to be eligible to win (no, you may not vote for your own entry).

    Could you please post another track for your third spot?

  • 1. 3am – winter drought
    2. TommyG – Dream Walker
    3. Jonas The Plugexpert – ik mis je

    It was very hard to decide, there are more than just 3 good tracks.

    4. Ghost – Crank
    5. Cunigus-squeezing
    6. Rauschen440 – Nightflight
    7. Deljuan Ramirez – The_last_day
    8. Andre James Houghton – Duck_Walk
    9. Embryonic – Evolution
    10. Azertopia – Gateway_X02

  • Lot of entries, like what I’m hearing so far and enjoying everybody’s take on the similar samplepack.

    Am going to download the big .zip, put the mp3s on a usb stick and marinate my listening for a while to determine my favorites.



  • Inga

    1. Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk (3 points)
    2. Hideki Takimoto – untitled (2 points)
    3. Ghost – Crank (1 point)

  • Azertopia

    Yes, like audiopath and paul hoda were saying :it’s hard to choose.There is a lot of good glitch/granular tracks…There is also a lot of tracks well mixed… (I’m a winamp user and I cant detach my eyes from the beat tetector and the per-band analyser)…So finally I’ve choose to put 3 points to Ace Fedal because there is a cool part with some chromatic ‘clicks’ I’ve found very good…The first impression is not necesseraly bad…anyway this contest make a folder with a bunch of track to keep for further listening…

    and sorry for this spamming comment…hihi

  • Andrew Thomson

    1st. Deljuan Ramirez – The_last_day

    2nd. Ad-Ex Machina – God Hates the Working Man

    3rd. Cunigus-squeezing

  • Frankie Dj

    Well, i guess i made the right choice!

    1. Rek by I.M.B. (Filippo Mursia)
    2. still remainz by sOuL*sCientiSt
    3. Wave’s Rain by Federico Valentini

    Good luck to everybody and congratulations…


  • El Graber

    Hi guys, I’ve missed this contest but I’ve seen there are some known people from places I knwon and so…

    1st: azertopia – Gateway_X02
    2nd: 3am-winter_drought
    3rd : runagate – Futz_Schmucks_Uber

    Off constest :

    Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk
    Probably the best mix in the pack but it sounds so pro that I can believe it a true submission ?

    Indeed , good work guys :up:

  • Karbaman

    1/ Azertopia – Gateway X02
    2/ Jonathan Allen – 6am
    3/ softegg – takeoff

  • Andre Houghton

    Hi guys, some really wicked tracks which make me wonder “where is this gear when i’m vinyl shopping?” It’s gonna be tough to choose top 3, for everyone I imagine.

    I’ve listened to everything through once now but its just not enough!
    Loaded up my ipod and gonna check it while I ride the train and have my “critical listening” guard down, just to catch the vibe more than anything.

    El Graber, cheers for your comment, it makes me feel like i’m finally getting slightly less crap at digital audio production.
    Thanks Ronnie and to all the other contestant’s, also compilation CD sounds like a great idea…

  • Paulo Villa

    1st choice : azertopia_Gateway_x02
    2nd choise : Filu – Hint_of_oldschool
    3rd choice : ace_fedal-cont

    No off contest for me.Some time to time I read news on this site and I dont think frienf arrengment is the best thing to do if you see what i mean EL grabor…

  • Jhon Wowo

    1.Azertopia – Gateway X02
    2.Mokeone – E Z Street
    embassy – sabotagingthe thinking machine

  • Technospirit

    1.Azertopia – Gateway X02
    2.Morgan – No More Running
    3.bl4xun rekkerd2 con.

  • trod’pez

    1.Azertopia – Gateway X02
    2.Anders Thogersen ill – machine
    3.Ad-Ex Machina -God Hates the Working Man.mp3

    Hi guys this is the choice of Trod’Pez

  • Note: It’s easy for me to spot sock puppet votes.

    I know I took a bit of a risk opening up voting for everyone, but I had hoped not to have to post this.

    If I catch people trying to rig the voting I will either exclude those votes or just skip the whole public votes thing all together.

    Thanks for your understanding.
    – Ronnie

  • public voting is always risky indeed, people gather up some troops/friends etc for friendly votes making the actual music secondary/non relevant.

    Thats why I think it is good that for first place you only gather the participants votes, then there will be much less ‘friendly’ votes (maybe only from people that know each other from ‘circle jerking’ on other music sites :-) ).

  • 1.Azertopia – Gateway X02

    2.Anders Thogersen ill – machine

    3.Ad-Ex Machina -God Hates the Working Man.mp3

  • That is so obvious :-))

  • Jonathan Allen

    1 ez street – mokeone
    2 i told you – paul hoda
    3 running scared – morgan


  • TechLo

    #1 Raushen440 – Nightflight
    Very musical and nicely arranged.

    #2 Paul Hoda – I Told You
    A nice slice of Booka Shade-esque goodness.

    #3 I Suck, U Rox – 100% Mouse
    Succeeding with the “Less is More” approach, if a bit too long, lol.

    Some of the many, many IDM tracks submitted were okay, but I don’t think any of them had enough going for them from start to finish to pull me into a vote for a genre I’m not a huge fan of. It looks like IDM will win the prize though, and my own repitched to a major key slice of instrumental hip hop appears to have been the wrong partner to have brought to this IDM party, lol. I’ll be the first to admit that my production level certainly didn’t stand out from the pack, lol, but I think it had a nice groove, and may be memorable when compared to many.

    All that being said, the production quality was excellent by all participants, well done lads.

  • Techlo, surprisingly I agree with your observation. I find it very difficult to judge so called “IDM” (or experimental) tracks outside of their own context. That is part of the reason I stepped so far from my usual style for this. I really wanted to focus on making a unique piece of music rather than trying to slaughter the provided samples beyond recognition.

    The choices I made for my favorites followed the same mind set… I looked first for a piece of music that I could identify with and second, for how well the samples provided were butchered. :-)

    Keep in mind that my forte tends to be sample slaughter, and many of the techniques I used to build this track are based on my more experimental style (simply used with more subtlety). I hope none of what I said has come off as personally judgmental, just some insight as to how I approached the contest as a contributor and a voter.

    Thanks guys, I enjoyed all of your contributions. :-)

    About the voting, I agree with Jonas the Plug Expert… I like the idea that the first prize be based on contributors votes only… or perhaps votes from non-contributors should be worth only half points?

  • Techlo, I totally enjoyed your track. You worked the samples quite a lot, and still kept some of the original vibe.

    About the voting:

    Prizes will be granted at the discretion of the voting committee.

    No worries!

  • Ad-Ex Machina

    1. BL4XUN – Rekkerd Con (3 Points)
    2. Jonas the Plugexpert – Ik Mis Je (2 Points)
    3. Cunigus – Squeezing (1 Point)

    Very impressive work all around.

  • TommyG

    Hi there :)

    This is my voting:

    1. 337 – Rhetoric
    2. rauschen 440 – Nightflight
    3. Paul Hoda – I told you

    I`ve spent a lot of time trying to decide. Most of the tracks are brilliant. Many thanks to all, who entered the contest and especially to Ronnie who started the rocket. I had a lot of fun and learned much about the way to remix and about my own mistakes too.

    Hope, this great competition will be repeated in the near future.

  • TommyG

    It´s total reasonable that only the participants should vote. Otherwise the guy with the biggest circle of friends would win.

  • Frist of all: theres so much good and well produced tracks that it wasnt easy to choose. And of course the personal taste always plays an important role. Best of the whole contest is to see, that there is no need of rivalry concerning all the different results being posted. So here we go:

    1. Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk
    2. bl4xun – rekkerd2
    3. Jonas The Plugexpert – Ik Mis Je

    And thanks to ronnie for all the work.

  • Great contest and with wonderful entries.

    nr 1 Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk
    nr 2 Mokeone-Who_burned_the_toast
    nr 3 Embryonic – Evolution

    I agree with El Graber: Duck Walk sounded really pro, must have taken alot of time to get so much more out of it.

    Howabout the winners tell a bit about which programs they used and how they set to work it so we can see how they do it?
    And asking beforehands: anyone working with Acid Pro?

    In my top 6 I also had: Winter Drought / Bullet Train / Returning to Earth

    The idea of Rekkerd Remix vol. 1 sounds very good. Cheers to that!
    Thanks Ronnie, for making our fun possible.

  • mokeone

    Wow! This is tough. There’s a lot of great tunes here. Well, my choices are:

    1. Dream Walker by TommyG

    2. Duck Walk by Andre’ James Houghton

    3. Crank by Ghost

    I’m using Acid Music Studio 7.0 & still learning how to use it.

    Thanks Ronnie for the work/fun time and the new disk of music for in my car.

  • bl4xun

    I almost forgot..

    for AD EX MACHINA/GodHatesTheWorkingMan
    (this is the winner from beginning for me.The song is a pure hit and I like to listen to it regulary).

    *2 points
    for RAUSCHEN440/Nightflight
    (this is just perfect chillout with very pleasent sound and great strong dreamy atmosfere, I love it).

    for Embryonic/Evolution (Really nice hypnotic groove, played Quake with it several times and really enjoy it,simply great soundtrack).

    Finally thanks to Ronnie for hosting this contest with nice samples, which made it really interesting.
    Also thanks Damek(very nice and interesting stuff) and Technospirit (I could not find your track man).
    All entries were simply very good and hard to choose from,
    Cheers all

  • Hi,

    I have finally decided how to place my votes, but it surely was not an easy job at all. As others mention, there are many very good tunes here.

    My votes are:

    1. Jonas The Plugexpert – ik mis je
    2. Embryonic – Evolution
    3. Ad Ex Machina – God Hates the Working

    Many of the other tunes were very good aswell, I especially liked: Sabotaging the Thinking machine from dark embassy, 337 – Rhetoric, Dream Walker, The last Days, and 100% mouse, … i could go on… great stuff!

    And many thanks for this nice contest! It has been a lot of fun and I have learnt quite a few things on the way…

    Greetings to all!

  • Andre Houghton

    What a nightmare having to decide!! Well here it is…

    1. Nightflight- Rauschen440
    Really wicked track with a great vibe. The drum programming sounds quite simple on the surface but it is absolutely PERFECT and quite difficult to achieve.

    2. Ik Mis Je – Jonas The Plugexpert
    Probably the warmest, cleanest sounding production but the reason for choosing this one was its truly great melody and elegant yet driving rhythmic stutters.

    3. rekkerd con – bl4xun
    Also a really warm and melodic track with nice groove.

    All the tracks were really musical in their own way, it really just comes down to personal taste I guess.

    Thanks again to everyone! Its so great to hear so many interpretations of the same material and proof that human imagination is truly without limit!!

  • Deljuan Ramirez

    1. Squeezing by Cunigus
    2. ik mis je by Jonas The Plugexpert
    3. Rhetoric by 337

  • My votes go to:

    1) Runagate: FSU (skillful glitch, loving the mangling)

    2) bl4xun – rekkerd con (light up a joint, sit down, chill out)

    3) 337 – Rhetoric (smooth, no worries, everything is going to be allright, reminded me of the good ‘ol amiga demo days)


    Richard Jonas

  • Federico

    Hi to everybody!!! And compliment to everybody!
    The choice has been very difficult, and I didn’t expect me for a contest so professional! (personally I have picked him up as a game, I hope to improve me in the next remix contest!)

    My choices are:

    1: Jonas The Plugexpert – Ik Mis Je

    Absolutely perfect mix, a beautiful arrangement and elaboration of the sounds, beautiful song. I believe you is a professional… I would like to know more of you!!!

    2: Paul Hoda – The Tolds You

    Surely the song that I prefer, I like a lot the choice of the kind. Mixing very well. Good arrangiament.

    3: Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk

    Yours is a kind that don’t listen, but I want to reward the quality of the production, I like much your mix and sound!

    Regret me for all the others, the choice has not been easy. All prductions are beautiful!
    I would like to propose you, if someone wanted to do it, to exchange us the projects (software allowing) so that it’s also an occasion for to learn above something plug-in, mixing, arrangement, elaboration sounds etc…
    Not you hesitate to contact me at my address: kikkodj69
    Thanks to everybody and a thanks particularly to Ronnie that has allowed everything this!!!And sorry for my bad english!

    Cheers Federico

  • Hi Federico, I took the liberty to rewrite your email address in order to minimize spam in your account.

  • 1. 337 – Rhetoric.mp3
    2 . Jonas_The_Plugexpert – ik_mis_je
    3 bl4xun – rekkerd_con

  • bl4xun

    O sh*t, I somehow missed Jonas The Plugexpert stuff, its excellent..

  • 1. Futz Schmucks Über by runagate

    This shnitts hit so gotam hard!!! And its mad mad different. Im going to add something to this track for myself and slow it down, if thats alright. get at me on soudclick, if you wanna hear the remix. If thats okay with you rungate.

    2. Takeoff by softegg

    3. Ill Machine by Anders Thøgersen

    I just like this the best cause it sounds like and old school R&B jam


    Ace Fadal

  • sirlightninghat

    1. 337 – Rhetoric (very nice and downtempo, great use of the opening sample throughout the whole thing)
    2. Softegg- takeoff (great little dancy tune)
    3. Jonas The Plugexpert – ik mis je (great production value)

    good job to all the entrants

  • 337

    1. Audiopath- Crash

    nice use of the pads in the beginning and then it just picks up into that thumpin’ bassline. also like how you did the transition towards the end. great stuff

    2. I suck, you rox- 100 percent mouse

    great track to dance too. Lots of stuff happening with a real nice and slow build up. wondering if the track got its name because you did the whole mix with your mouse? haha

    3. Paul Hoda- I told you

    awesome song structure and arrangement. loved the build up in the middle.

    Honorable mentions to Jonas, Hideki, Runagate, Bl4xun and Makeone…

    Overall, very difficult choices to make indeed. Great to have a nice small competition like this where you know every track will get listened to and in some cases get some feedback on. Thanks to all and especially to Ronnie!

  • 1. Paul Hoda – I Told You
    2. Andre James Houghton – Duck Walk
    3. Embryonic – Evolution

    There was some great creative work with the samples, just wish I would have more time to further develop my track. Hope there will be another contest some day. ;)

    Other tracks worth mentioning:

    Tommy G – Dream Walker
    Jonas The Plugexpert – Ik Mis Je
    337 – Rhetoric
    Morgan – No More Running
    Nheap – CMNE
    Softegg – Takeoff
    Dark Embassy – Sabotaging the Thinking Machine

  • David Caliguiri

    Hello everyone, stumbled onto this contest last night and got a chance to
    listen to all the tracks during work today. (great way to spend your friday
    work day). I was very surprised at the originality as well as similarities
    between eachtrack. anyways hope i’m not too late to vote, here goes…

    1) Jonas the plugexpert- ik mis je
    2) 337- rhetoric
    3) Rungate- futz schmucks uber

    To generalize, I picked Jonas’s track because it has the best overall sound
    to it as well as some nice off-balanced grooves that I thought were really
    cool. I chose 337’s track because it was very calm and soothing with an
    overall nice flow to it. Lastly I picked rungate’s track because of all
    those crazy tweaks and sounds. totally unreal!

  • @ “bl4xun commented on Aug 08, 2008:

    O sh*t, I somehow missed Jonas The Plugexpert stuff, its excellent..”

    Story of my life,

    but thanks for the hindsight kudo’s! Unfortunately it is to late to change your vote now :-(

  • Time’s up! Thanks everyone for posting and emailing your votes, I will be posting the results later today.

  • And the winner is … announced here.

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  • Ugi

    1.Rek by I.M.B. (Filippo Mursia)
    2.Duck Walk by André James Houghton
    3.Dream Walker by TommyG

  • Hello!
    I’ve made a videoclip for my song Troller.

    WARNING : if you’re prone to EPILEPSY attacks DO NOT WATCH.

    It’s a wee bit experimental.

  • I’d say that’s a wee bit experimental a lot ^_^

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