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Here’s a chance to collaborate with legendary producer, Sam I, and grab the stems for his single “Don’t Give Up” featuring Busta Rhymes, Vic Mensa, and Sia! The track displays Sam I’s diverse production capabilities, constructed with a fast pace instrumental, crisp synths, and driven by each vocalist's feature.

He’s looking to officially release the top three remixes, while you’ll also have a shot at winning a pair of Genelec studio monitors, a BlueMic microphone, oeksound plugins, Audeze headphones and more!

If you haven’t heard of Sam I, he’s an electronic production mastermind who’s coaxed a wide range of superstars including David Byrne, Kanye West, and Tom Waits. Along with his own releases, he runs Squeak E. Clean Studios which has established a worldwide presence and has collaborated with large brands such as Nike, Adidas, Cadillac, Honda, and more.

Busta Rhymes, Sia, and Vic Mensa each possess highly successful careers, with over 42 million combined monthly listeners. Busta Rhymes is renowned for his lightning-fast rap style, while Sia has established a massive reputation as a powerhouse vocalist with multiple singles that have topped over a billion streams. Vic Mensa is known for his digestible blend of R&B and Hip Hop, and has hit records with G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

Make sure to submit your remix by September 13th, as there are over $2,300 total prizes to win from!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Remixes may ONLY be shared on SKIO Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

To help us keep running contests, please do not upload your remix to any commercial platforms like Spotify or Apple music… Don’t ruin it for everyone. :)

Shout out to our sponsors:

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Prizes

1 Grand Prize Winner

  • Official Release with distribution to major outlets
  • Genelec 8010A Studio Monitors ($790 USD)
  • Bluebird SL by BlueMic ($299 USD)
  • soothe2 by oeksound ($199 USD)
  • 1 Year SKIO Pro Subscription ($240 USD)
  • Personalized message from Sam I
  • 1 on 1 Mentor Call w/ a SKIO A&R (15min)
  • Support from on socials from Sam I

2 Second Place Winner

  • Official release with distribution to major outlets
  • Audeze LCD-1 Headphones ($399 USD)
  • spiff by oeksound ($149 USD)
  • 1 Year SKIO Lite Subscription ($96 USD)
  • 1 on 1 Mentor Call w/ a SKIO A&R (15min)
  • Support on socials from Sam I

3 Third Place Winner

  • Official release with distribution to major outlets
  • Serato Sample ($99 USD)
  • 1 Year SKIO Starter Subscription ($46 USD)
  • Support on socials from Sam I

Rules

  • The Contest Submission period begins at 10:30 AM Pacific on August 14th and ends at 11:59 PM PST September 13th.
  • The winners will be selected by Sam I, their team, and SKIO Music during the judging period.
  • The remix submissions are ordered according to the number of plays and likes the remix receives.
  • Only one entry per contestant.
  • Open to residents of jurisdictions where lawful.
  • Remixes may ONLY be shared on SKIO Music, YouTube, Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Employees of Sam I and SKIO Music are ineligible.
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received artistic and technical merit of entry judged by subjective criteria.
  • YOU MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER A SKILL TESTING QUESTION TO CLAIM A PRIZE.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Entry must comply with the Official Rules.

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Submissions

Aug 15, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020

Judging

Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 24, 2020

Winners Announced

Sep 25, 2020