Fast Remix

We provide a track - you do a remix. In 6 hours.

The rules in this competition are simple, but the results can be impressive: We publish a song along with the samples used to make it. You will then have six hours to create your own interpretation of the song, using any tools you have. Here's an example from last year's competition:

Remix by 0-day Ivar:

Winner of Moral High Ground Award, TG2010


More remixes


  1. Hand-in

    Entries in the fast remix music competition must be delivered through the web-based compo system.

    All entries must be delivered as a zip or rar file containing the track itself and a short text file with information about the entry (author, track name, additional credits) as well as contact info.

  2. Voting and pre-selection

    This is a fun compo, and we will try to play all entries for the audience. If there are more entries than we have time for, we might cut tracks based on our own perception of entertainment value and production quality.

    The winner will be chosen by popular vote.

  3. Allowed formats

    • MP3
    • Ogg Vorbis (.ogg)

    Other file formats are not allowed, and will result in a disqualification.

    Do yourself and everyone else a favor, and use a quality encoder with high bitrate settings. Your track will sound better, so don't be cheap. Don't forget to tag your file properly!

  4. Mandatory use of the content provided (the remix kit)

    The entry must contain recognizable parts of the original track, either sampled from the provided audio or recreated.

    Cover versions will be allowed, for those who feel they can do better than the original artist. Even so, it must be possible to recognize the original track. Translating the lyrics to Klingon and singing them to another melody will not be accepted (and will be considered a criminal offense, punishable by Vulcan death grip).

    Submitting three minutes of white noise stating that it represents your artistic interpretation of the original track is certain to get you disqualified.

  5. Use of copyrighted material

    Use of unlicensed samples is not allowed. Any participant must be ready to provide documentation that samples used are licensed for use and publication. Failing to provide such documentation upon request will result in disqualification of the entry. If you are in doubt, don't use the sample.

    You are obviously allowed to use any material in the remix kit we give you for the compo.

  6. Maximum length

    Three (3) minutes.

    Don't take this as an obligation to actually fill three minutes. Six hours is not a lot of time to do a remix, and repeating the same content for most of the track will bore the audience (and us) to death.

  7. General rules

    The general rules for the Gathering 2011 creative competitions apply to this compo.

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