DT: MAY 20, 2014
FR: ALEXANDRA GREENBERG/MSO PR
BEATPORT PLAY REMIX CONTEST WITH BRYAN FERRY’S
ART-ROCK CLASSIC “LOVE IS THE DRUG”
WINNING REMIX TO BE RELEASED VIA ETAGE NOIR ALONGSIDE OTHER GREAT PRIZES
ENTER NOW AT: http://btprt.dj/1kLzC5r
BEATPORT, an SFX Entertainment Inc. company and the principal online destination for electronic music culture, is proud to announce its latest Play remix contest featuring a new version of Bryan Ferry’s 1975 art-rock classic “Love is the Drug.” The track, created for The Great Gatsby motion picture soundtrack, now gives the global community the unique opportunity to remix a true rock icon. Log on to http://btprt.dj/1kLzC5r to enter the contest now.
This ’20s jazz-tinged version of Ferry’s “Love is the Drug” was recently remixed by Austrian producer Parov Stelar, whose Etage Noir label will release the winning remix entry. The grand prize winner will also receive an incredible selection of prizes including Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ultimate production software, an Apogee Duet audio interface, a set of Marshall monitor headphones, a stylish new Stanmore Bluetooth speaker and an FXpansion BFD3.
The former Roxy Music frontman is enjoying a well-deserved career resurgence at the moment. Last month, he performed at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, followed by a national sold-out tour. He’s also had a fruitful, ongoing creative relationship with Norwegian disco-edit king Todd Terje. This marks Bryan Ferry’s second contest with BEATPORT. In 2010, BEATPORT offered a contest to remix “You Can Dance” from his Olympia album.
About Beatport Play:
Beatport Play is a weekly community-based remix contest presented by Beatport. Each week, aspiring producers from around the world submit their original remixes in the hopes of garnering attention for their productions. The weekly contests generated more than 30,000 submissions last year alone. Previous Play winners including Zedd, Candyland, and Seven Lions among many others have gone on to have successful careers in the dance music industry.
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, our flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, our sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on electronic music culture.
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