Steve Aoki announces Darker Than Blood Remix Competition

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    Kevin

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    Steve Aoki has joined with Wavo.Me and Ultra Music to bring you a remix competition for his collaboration track with Linkin Park, Darker Than Blood. The song is from his Neon Future II album released May 12th and the song was released as a single on April 14th, a music video was filmed but is as of right now not released.

    The deadline for submissions ends on June 30th and the sole winner will be announced on July 5th.

    Prizes include:
    • Official release on Ultra Music
    • Steve Aoki merchandise pack
    • Premiere on Dancing Astronaut
    • Lifetime Wavo Pro Membership

    You can download the stems and submit the remix over at the Wavo page.

    Are you gonna enter the competition? Are you excited over the new stems? Come and discuss in our forums

    Source: Wavo.Me via Zak
     
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    Zak

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    In order to download the stems you need to allow Wavo.me to access your Facebook and Spotify account. You also need a Wave.me Pro account but you can just activate the trial.

    Alternatively download the stems here directly without having to jump through all of that.
     
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    LeMooree

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    Thanks man, thats awsome.

    Anyone knows what's the key of the song?
     
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    zwieR.Z.

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    Am I missing something or did they really remove the best vocal part from the stems (Chester's last chorus)?
     
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    Astat

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    Yep. There's a TON of shit missing from these stems, and what's there doesn't even line up with the original recording in many cases. Check out how jumbled-up the vocal track gets about 2/3rds of the way through the song, and how the instrumental tracks are vastly different lengths. Very poorly-done job on this, stems are basically useless for remixing purposes if they don't even line up with each other...
     
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    Zak

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    The song is in G Minor and has a tempo of 125BPM.
     
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    Elaine

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    May as well give this a go.
     
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    minuteforce

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    As long as the appropriate elements are there and isolated (and, yes, in this case, some of them are missing) and presented in a format that can be used, the tracks don't have to be the same length or line up with each other. That's extra convenience, yes, but it's far from essential.

    Now, if they're released mainly for listening purposes, then, that is a problem, but this is a rmx comp :shrug:
     
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    Susy

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    Cookies to whoever makes a decent song out of this.
     
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    Broman

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    Fuck cookies. I'll throw pennies at the person that can use these stems to remove the instrumental from the original track and get a proper acapella with Chester's lead vocals in the final chorus.
     
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    Susy

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    Not gonna lie, read that as "I'll throw penises at the person...".
     
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    mandylane

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    thats so cool haha i may remix it for fun
     
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    can someone upload the stems somewhere ? can't get it because of soptify region restriction
     
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    See Above ^
     
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    ConsUme

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    This feels like:
    1. They didn't grab all the samples from the same project and/or
    2. a really Early edit/mix of the song

    EDIT: And Dear GOD... the hoops to go through. It just makes me suspicious. (tbh it reeks of Data-mining)

    Steve Aoki Why couldn't you go to Indaba Music Like your last collaboration with Linkin Park
     
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    minuteforce

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    Sometimes, artists choose not to provide drums & breaks so that participants will make their own ... but this seems more like the sleepless intern who exported the multitracks didn't do a perfect job :p

    Could really use some dry vox as well ... 'cause I think that the heavy sidechaining and whatnot kind of boxes us into a corner
     
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    ConsUme

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    welp no rock remix...

    not #VISCERAL
     
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    minuteforce

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    Throwing in rock elements is certainly possible, but, without some serious vox editing, you'd be kind of limited to a four-to-the-floor rhythm, IMO, to match the ducking

    But, then, maybe I'm just not imaginative enough :rolleyes:
     
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