JAY SEAN REMIX CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

JAY SEAN REMIX CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

With 170+ submissions this contest was one of our biggest ever – and our judges had to step up their game just to keep up! SKIO Members – you killed it on this one, and the quality of submissions keeps getting better and better! To hear the winning entries read on…

We are excited to announce the winners for the “Make My Love Go” remix contest.

First place goes to Danimal from Monster, Netherlands. Congratulations and goed gedaan!

As the grand prize winner you’ll get the following:

  • A Skype meet & greet with Jay Sean
  • Promotion on Jay Sean’s social media
  • Feedback session with Jay’s producer Jeremy Skaller & Grammy-winning engineer DJ Swivel
  • A SubPac M2 ($330 value!)
  • A Skype call with SKIO A&R’s
  • Featured Artist for a week on SKIO
  • SKIO Music & Loyal Coalition Swag

The winning remix by Danimal (above) is a unique future house track with distorted synth stabs, clean vocal samples and a sparse mix with plenty of hard-hitting energy that would be at home on any dance floor around the world. Big ups for creating a killer remix!

Now let’s move on to the second and third place entries.

Congratulations to the second place winner – CJ Peeton! You will now receive:

  • Feedback session with Jay’s producer Jeremy Skaller & Grammy-winning engineer DJ Swivel
  • Promotion on Jay Sean’s social media
  • An honourable mention on the SKIO blog
  • A Skype call with SKIO A&R’s
  • Featured Artist for a week on SKIO
  • SKIO Music & Loyal Coalition Swag

CJ Peeton’s remix has an airy vibe with hints of future house and deep house. The meandering synth lines and keyboard hooks sync up nicely with Sean Paul’s reggae vocal to create a feel that the judges really liked. Great job on your remix CJ!

The third place winner is Sey0n. Well done! You will now get:

  • Feedback session with Jay’s producer Jeremy Skaller & Grammy-winning engineer DJ Swivel
  • An honourable mention on the SKIO blog
  • A Skype call with SKIO A&R’s
  • SKIO Music & Loyal Coalition Swag

The third place remix by Sey0n has more of a tropical vibe. It has a killer drop with soaring keyboard hooks, hard-hitting tom shots and strong production. With lots of layers in the mix and yet plenty of room for each element we really enjoyed listening to this one around the office. Well done Sey0n!

Jay Sean’s talented producer/songwriter Jeremy Skaller of Orange Factory Music has kindly blessed us with the ultra-clean stems for this track, allowing SKIO members to work with high quality, industry-standard stem files for this international cross-over hit oozing with pop appeal. “Make My Love Go” is a dance floor heater, perfect for an outdoor barbecue or late night summer bonfire

The lucky winners of this contest will gain valuable insight from a feedback session with Jeremy Skaller as well as Grammy-winning industry heavyweight and Beyonce’s personal audio engineer, DJ Swivel, with first place winning the Grand prize of a Skype meet & greet with Jay Sean himself – not to mention a game-changing SubPac M2 valued at over $330+ (thanks SubPac!) So what are you waiting for? With a chance to be coached from the real pros in the industry, hurry and get your remix in before the July 18th submission deadline!

Jay Sean

Jay Sean

Jay Sean is an international Billboard #1 artist & king of successful reinvention. Originally from the UK, Jay has not only found massive success at home but has also been dominating the airwaves all over Latin and North America. Having dropped The Mistress II mixtape in late 2014, Jay is sure to occupy more #1 spots in the coming years.

Follow Jay on his social platforms below!

Jeremy Skaller

Jermy Skaller

A keyboardist and descendant of 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, it’s no wonder that Skaller effortlessly evolved into a songwriter at a young age. He’s the co-founder of Orange Factory Music, which consequently spawned Jay Sean’s biggest hit to date, “Down” featuring Lil Wayne. Orange Factory Music has also produced, remixed and/or written for some of the hottest names in pop music from Britney Spears to Janet Jackson.

Be sure to follow Jeremy on his social media platforms below!

DJ Swivel

DJ Swivel

Grammy Award winning DJ Swivel is an industry veteran and prominent audio engineer amongst music superstars having worked with the likes of Kanye West, Whitney Houston & Tiësto, just to name a few as well as being Beyoncé‘s personal audio engineer. Needless to say, Swivel is deeply entrenched in the industry and has a fountain of knowledge & experience that he is looking to impart onto up-and-comers. The top 3 winners of this competition will receive one-on-one mentoring from DJ Swivel in order to progress their expertise & careers.

Keep up with DJ Swivel on his social media below!


A special thank you to our generous sponsors SubPac & Loyal Coalition!

Subpac

Subpac

We are excited to be once again partnering with our friends at SubPac for this remix contest. We’ll be giving away the SubPac M2 to whomever blows the judges away with their killer remix. The SubPac M2 allows audio professionals & music lovers an entirely new way of experiencing their sounds – so if you’re tuning up a hot new track for a #SKIOremix contest or just listening to the goods from your favourite artist, you can literally feel the SubPac difference! This dope company has a line of innovative and groundbreaking music-tech products, and we’ll be announcing more collaborations with these guys in the future, so get stoked! Check out their website below to learn more about SubPac M2 and the folks who are on a mission to spread bass around the world, one wearable at a time.

Loyal

Loyal Coalition is a premium casual clothing line for men & women based out of Vancouver, BC. They have recently opened their “THE BASEMENT” store-front in the Gastown area of Vancouver due to popular demand. If you are not in Vancouver however, have no fear as they have a robust online store for your convenience. Check it out below!


ABOUT
DAN

As a life-long musician and member of the artist relations team Dan enjoys working with artists, producers and labels to help them find new opportunities on SKIO.