#REMIX CONTEST

ReauBeau on Building a Successful Career as a DJ/Producer

Q: Describe your sound… what are your influences? What genres and artists inspire you the most? Why?

I listen to a lot of different music but I would say: Noisia, Flume, M83, Hans Zimmer / John Williams, Guns N’ Roses, DJ Premier and Dr. Dre are big inspirations.

Lauv Remix Contest Winner Announcement

The remixes you produced are on another level and it took Lauv a long time to pick his favourites!

Desirée Dawson Remix Contest Winner Announcement

Our talented community created so many great remixes that Desirée Dawson and her producer Konrad OldMoney had a very hard time picking the winners.

Harlow Harvey on Building a Brand in Today’s Music Industry

Q: Tell us the story behind what inspired you to write “Feeling Like Myself”.

I’ve always felt like a walking contradiction in all aspects of my life and music.

Harlow Harvey Remix Contest Winner Announcement

With 202 remixes submitted this contest took it to another level.

AIMEC on Everything You Need To Know As A Musician In The Digital Age

If you haven’t already heard of them, the International Academy of Electronic Music aka AIMEC is the largest network of DJ schools in the world, boasting seven venues throughout Brazil.

The Funk Hunters Remix Contest Winner Announcement

As big fans ourselves, we were stoked to give you guys the chance to remix the hip hop legend, Chali 2na and beatboxing superstar, Tom Thum in “Word To Spread”, masterfully produced by The Funk Hunters.

Ruben Young Remix Contest Winner Announcement

Let’s just start here: the quality of the submissions for this competition were insane.

Learn How Ruben Young Kicked His Career Off in Less Than Two Years

Ruben Young threw himself into his music career with a creative challenge. The young investment banker

Sleeveless Records Finds Talent on SKIO to Release a Full Remix EP

To tap the industry’s premier rising talent, Sleeveless Records has an annual tradition of hosting remix contests on SKIO.

SoBE LaSH Remix Contest Winner Announcement

This punk pop princess brought her Texas swagger, making this track’s high quality vocals ideal for remixing. Rising star, SoBE LaSh and her producer, MSKO, killed it on The Loop session. The two gave production tips and feedback to more than 1000 artists who made their way over to watch, improving their chances of winning an official remix on Roologic Records.

Switchfoot Remix Contest Winner Announcement

When SKIO first partnered with legendary alternative rock band, Switchfoot, to host a remix contest for their song, “Float”, we knew it was going to be one for the books. To sweeten the deal we had SKIO Pro artists Diego Miranda and WAO guest judge the competition. Warm vocals and plenty of unique sounds to play with ensured that even with the challenging ⅞ time signature, this track had very high remix potential.

SoBE Lash Talks Songwriting, Tips and Getting Weird

Grimy, edgy and fun, SoBE LaSH first caught our eye at SXSW in 2015. Now, her EP The Pretty Reckless has us reminiscing of running wild and free. Its dance-inducing tracks combined with her sultry vocals and feisty YOLO-inspired lyrics are the perfect recipe for her popular urban punk EP. We’re stoked to have this rad artist host a SKIO Remix Contest for her title track, “The Pretty Reckless” and thought this would be the perfect opportunity for you to get to know her better.From getting weird and kicking rules to the curb to describing the challenges facing independent artists, as usual, SoBe Lash didn’t disappoint.

Switchfoot: A Case for Honesty in Music

Grammy-winning alternative rock band, Switchfoot is known for the raw honesty found in their music, something they’ve strived to deliver since they began playing together in 1996. So you can imagine the passion put behind what is being called one of their most honest albums, yet.

Painkiller Remix Contest Winners!

Stylust Beats received over 600 entries, making this his most popular contest on the platform. Not only were there a ton of entries but the contest submissions were so high-quality that Sleeveless Records’ A&R team needed reinforcing to pick the final winners!

Remix Stylust Beats & Win!

We’ve teamed up with one of the world’s leading bass music producers Stylust Beats and his collaborators DJANK YUCCA to bring you another great remix contest. This time it’s for: “Painkiller” – a slick West Coast bass track filled with pounding subs, clanging percussion samples and dope vocals. Read on to learn more about the contest and prizes!

Remix Nada Funk & Win!

We’re stoked to announce our next remix contest – this time for a funk-laced house track primed for your remixing ideas. To learn more about the track and prizes read on!

Karetus “Wall of Love” ft. Diogo Piçarra Remix Contest!

With 100+ submissions this contest produced some of the strongest remixes ever. We really enjoyed listening to all of your entries – the quality standard has gone up another level! To hear the winning remixes read on…

Remix “Show Out” by Pell & Win!

The “Show Out” remix contest produced 119 submissions from 48 countries, and the entries were some of the highest quality we’ve ever received. Big ups to you, SKIO members, for killing it!

Bordo Remix Contest Announcement

The “Sunset On My Mind” Remix Contest produced plenty of dope remixes – 77, to be precise, from 56 countries. Judging was tricky for this one due to the large number of high quality entries. We really enjoyed listening to them all! To hear the winning remixes, read on….

Johnny Gr4ves Remix Contest Winners!

After receiving over 100 amazing remixes for “Say Yes”, the judges had to be on their game with this one. Big ups to our contest winners! We’ll get to them in a second.

I.Y.F.F.E. Remix Contest Winners!

Talented bass producer and long-time friend of SKIO, I.Y.F.F.E, partnered with us to host a #SKIOremix contest with his record label Uprise Music and offered their bass-heavy medley “Beats On Fire” featuring the talented vocalist Krime Fyter for the competition.

Mr. Black & WAO Remix Contest Winners!

After Mr. Black and WAO connected on SKIO to collaborate, we were thrilled when they wanted to kick things up a notch and give the track back to our community for a remix contest of their own with “Funk Yourself” in partnership with Israeli record label Push The Volume Records.

IYFFE Remix Contest Announcement

Attention dj’s and producers, we’ve got a treat for you all so pay attention! We partnered up with a long-time friend of SKIO and super talented Bass music artist from Brazil, I.Y.F.F.E and his record label Uprise Music to host a remix contest for the monster track “Beats On Fire ft. Krime Fyter”. We’ve also teamed up with the mad music scientists at PK Sound to support our contestants with fresh swag and more.

Diego Miranda Remix Contest Winners

Our favourite time around the SKIO HQ is when we get to announce the winners to our latest remix contest! Receiving a list from artists like Diego Miranda and Mikkel Solnado with the names of some producers in our SKIO community makes us proud every time. But this time… you nearly brought tears to our eyes.

Mr. Black & WAO Remix Contest

We teamed up with a couple of the earliest SKIO Pro’s, Mr. Black and WAO, and Push The Volume Records to host a remix contest for their latest collab “Funk Yourself”. We’re also extremely happy to announce a new partnership with one of the world’s leading EDM blogs, We Rave You.

Diego Miranda Remix Contest

SKIO Music has done it again, presenting another massive remix contest, this time we are super excited to have partnered with one of Portugal’s top DJ’s, currently ranked at #58 in the DJ Mag Top 100, Diego Miranda!

Top 10 Remix Tips

Top 10 Remix Tips

We’ve scoured the SKIO Music community and gathered our Top 10 remix tips from rising and pro creators alike. Some are obvious, some not so much. Did we miss anything? Check ’em out then enter our latest remix contest with Diego Miranda!

Ark Patrol Remix Contest Winner Announcement

After listening to ‘At All ft. Veronika Redd’ for the first time, we couldn’t wait to kick off this remix contest with Ark Patrol and Heroic Recordings to see what kind of remixes you guys would make. Well, once again you guys killed it! With over 70 remixes submitted from producers in 47 different countries, there was no shortage of creativity and diversity in this bunch. It’s clear there are some seriously talented young producers joining our SKIO family and making our community one of the most promising talent pools out there! So thanks to everyone who participated and submitted remixes to the contest!

Gang Signs Remix Contest Winner Announcement

With so many quality producers participating, this contest has been by far the toughest yet! In the 5 week period, over 150 remixes of Gang Signs – ‘Mate’ were submitted and once again, you guys did not disappoint!

Ark Patrol Remix Contest

AND THE WINNER IS…

Stylust Beats Remix Contest – Winner Announcement

We’re stoked to wrap up another successful remix contest, this time with Stylust Beats for his latest collab with Neon Steve and Lafa Taylor, “Heavy Metal Shit”. A huge shout-out also goes to our partners SubPac, Sleeveless Records and ProducerDJ for supporting the contest and providing our wicked prize pack. The dope track and awesome prizes allowed us to attract over 300 contest entrants across 33 countries!

Gang Signs Remix Contest

SKIO is stoked to announce that our latest remix contest is in partnership with Gang Signs, File Under: Music and Hoax Artist Management. Gang Signs has just released their new LP, Geist, and we’re excited to host a contest for ‘Mate’, our favourite track off the new album. Geist is the result of a collaboration between three diverse and talented musicians: Peter Ricq (frontman/vocals), Adam Fink (drummer) and Matea Sarenac (keyboard/vocalist). Some of you may know Ricq as one half of the Vancouver based Indie-Electro duo Humans, with Robbie Slade. Ricq has taken the fusion of experimental-electro and indie-pop that Humans were known for and readapted it into a more dream-pop focused sound with Gang Signs. I would describe the tracks off their new Geist LP as hauntingly beautiful with surprising dancefloor appeal.

Stylust Beats Remix Contest – ‘Heavy Metal Shit’

Local bass music legend and friend of SKIO, Stylust Beats, has just released his new full length album ‘HEATROCKS’ and it is awesome! With a new track premiering on a different music blog everyday during the ‘12 Days of HEATROCKS’, we’ve partnered with SubPac, Stylust Beats and Sleeveless Records to make this Day 3 release of “Heavy Metal Shit” extra special by hosting a remix contest for you guys! But more on that below…