When we came up with the idea to hold a monthly remix competition, we were aware of the talent that was out there in the Linkin Park fan community based on the entries in LP's 'Featuring You' contest last summer. We decided to push the creative envelope by introducing themes into the mix, forcing remixers to step outside their comfort zones and try new things, much like Linkin Park had done on A Thousand Suns. While we had our own expectations coming into this contest, we were completely floored by the high quality of submissions in our first Monthly Mix-Up. We would like to thank all contest entrants for their contribution to making our first Monthly Mix-Up a success, and we hope you continue to surprise and entertain us in future iterations of this ongoing competition. Without further ado, the winner of LPA's first Monthly Mix-Up, for the theme of Dubstep/Dub/Reggae is.... WINNER: Best Asian Ever - Blackout (The Statik Remix) [youtube]4QB-hRPpeWU[/youtube] Best Asian Ever's reinterpretation of Blackout is a sometimes-frantic, sometimes-chilling new twist on the song, featuring dubstep wobbles, synths, up-tempo drums, violins, backing vocals and fantastic vocals manipulation during the song's bridge. BAE went above and beyond what was asked of him and created a dubstep remix worthy of many re-listens. Fantastic job, Ben! We would also like to acknowledge the work of our two runner-up contestants: RUNNER-UP: JustinV - Waiting For The End (Dubstep Courier Mix) Click here to listen! Justin earned very positive reviews for his efforts on Waiting For The End, and justifiably so: he spent the better part of four days straight working on the mix! This unique mix incorporated both dubstep AND reggae into the mix, which just goes to show the artistic talent of LPAers. We appreciate your efforts, Justin, and hope to hear from you again! RUNNER-UP: Xefuzion - When They Come For Me (Xefuzion Remix) Click here to listen! Xefuzion is well-known around the Linkin Park fan community for his great remixes, and his dubstep mix of When They Come For Me is no exception! Featuring sped-up vocals and an absolutely dirty backbeat, the song takes on a very industrial vibe that is fresh and memorable take on the song. We would like to thank all competition participants for their efforts and simultaneously curse them for making this such a difficult decision to make. You have all set the bar very high for future iterations of Monthly Mix-Up! Speaking of the future, tune in later today for the reveal of our new Monthly Mix-Up theme!