Remix-Contest: Florian Meindl – The Way it Took us (22nd February – 22nd March 2010, selection until 5th of April 2010)April 10, 2010 | blog, Dates: - Parties, Shows, Streams, Download WebTV and Radio Shows 138 Comments
Tracks have been released now, CLICK HERE to buy. What a feast ! We received 196 submissions, which is amazing! Thank you for investing your time fot this project. We knew the selection process would be hard, and yes, it was a pain! We had to drop good remixes because of the sake of a suitable release which follows the concept of FLASH. At the end we decided on the most suitable remixes. We took more than we planned to take and we will release them digitally first. If the sales are good and would recoup a vinyl production we will press a vinyl of the four best selling tracks on the release. The winners are contacted, their tracks will be mastered and soon released on FLASH. More info coming soon
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And here are the winners …
From the first few seconds of the synthesizer sound on Florian knew, this remix is going to be interesting. In his opinion its an amazing tripping tune which fits perfect on many occasions.
The real strength of this remix is located in the lower part of the frequency spectrum. This work needs to be enjoyed on a soundsystem providing sufficient bass. The groove is generated through the kick, bass and rhythmic melody cuts. This will work on the club dancefloor. RICARDO did not care too much about the original melody, it's all about rhythmic and groove here.
This is the dancefloor weapon for Florian here. He knows Fabian already from a former release he had on his label, Ihewas surprised that he delivered a remix, but everybody was welcome to take part so it was a nice surprise, especially because he delivered an awesome club tune with a mindblowing straightness and oldschool piano chords! This remix is the one which will get a place in the peak time slot of Florian's dj sets. Powerful and strong, but still kind of deep and cool.
ECKBRECHT took a bit of a risk, he completely changed the tempo, rhythmic and sounddesign. The rough metallic sounds he used were assembled a single feeling or moment of time, carried by the soft melody pads. Florian did not think of a style or genre while listening to this work, I was just thinking of a moment of time somewhere. Outstanding work!
Florian loves ambient and triphop and the feeling of BETEKs remix reminds him on these genres. His reinterpretation brings the musical idea of the original into another shape and sphere. In addition to a good musical production it also sounds outstanding and clear.
The kick at the beginning is just perfect, also the sounddesign of the whole remix. It sounds super-clear and tight. The vocals are absolutely amazing in combination with the rhythmic melody and the strings in the break make it to one of the best remixes within this contest.
This remix gives a special largeness to the musical idea, it took Florian quite a long time to figure out what he actually likes on this remix, but it at the end it doesn't matter. iI is just a good work with very suitable vocals and sounddesign. He can feel it.
This song is a positive and powerful reinterpretation of the original, the additional voice sample and bassline transfer the original melody into a completely new direction. Perfectly harmonic and well structured!
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These tracks are remixes of Florian Meindl's "The Way it Took us" tune, which he produced live on WebTV during two sessions lasting each 4 hours @ Berlin Mitte Institut. Its is part of our production show series, hope you enjoy the material and develop the ideas further. Here are the production videos and the full 8 hours recording of the production again for you to reconstruct the roots of this remix competition.