David and I have had a few great opportunities in the last few months to get to know artists, and see them perform their art live. Â There is something much greater that one gets from the experience of seeing a performer live, as opposed to listening passively at home or on the ipod; the experience is much more engaging, and I think is a much more emotional experience than evening listening to that ‘banger’ for the first time. Â Hearing something new live – something you haven’t heard recorded before – is altogether different again. Â I had a rare opportunity a couple weeks ago during Canadian Music Week 2009 to see some pretty first rate performers, some I hadn’t heard live before, and indeed some I hadn’t heard of at all.
I definitely had one of those moments where you’re totally wrapped up in your surroundings that you’re almost tuned out – engrossed in conversation and focused on the taste of lime still on the rim of your drink, when suddenly you’re hearing unfamiliar and pleasurable sounds. Â I looked over my shoulder and saw Dan from Plushgun at the mic. Â Dan and Plushgun do some interesting stuff. Â Their music is kind of a fusion of catchy 50s pop and a hint of the Beach Boys, combined with synthy pop rythms that mixed to make some INCREDIBLY catchy and addictive songs.
So, without further adieu, Monarch and I are proud to present our very first of what we hope will be many remix competitions!! Â It’s simple, really. Â You have two weeks to make the baddest remix you can of the track ‘Dancing in a Minefield’. Â For details and to sign up, follow this link and let me know you’re interested! Â You MUST send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you’re interested!
Submission deadline: April 27 @ 11:59pm[audio:Plushgun – A Crush to Pass the Time (Don Diablo Remix).mp3,Plushgun – Just Impolite (Jesse No Vocal Mix).mp3,Plushgun – Just Impolite (Whatever Whatever Dub).mp3]