ill.Gates and KJ SAWKA hold remix contest for dubstep single “Unsung Heroes”
ill.GATES and KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Destroid fame have hosted a remix contest for their new “Unsung Heroes,” in conjunction with their new EP. The contest received over 500 remix submissions and awarded over $13,000 in prizes to the top three producers. The two famed dubstep producers team with Dubspot to sponsor the search for the next unsung hero.
After a long deliberation period the winners of the contest have been selected. BeardMonster came in third with his 8-bit videogame jazz-influenced remix. Swoon x Kris Cayden’s second place remix “Unsung Heroes” is an aggressive reimagining which alternates between light high-register melodic synthesizer breaks punctuated by long heavy bass assault drops.
However, Grid Division took the first place spot with his glitch, reggae influenced remix. Grid Division’s remix takes influence from big room dance hits like Skrillex’s “Make It Bun’ Dem” or Showtek’s “Booyah,” but with a resounding dubstep backbone. The winning remix demonstrates high level-producing prowess that it’s almost impossible to detect elements of the original in Grid Division’s final product.
Check out the prize pool below:
First Place: One (1) Course of your choice at Dubspot Online, Dave Smith Instruments – Mopho SE, $500 to spend in the Ableton webshop, iZotope – Ozone Advanced, Sugar Bytes – Turnado, Cyclop, Looperator, Keith McMillen Instruments – QuNeo, Unsung Heroes Midi Fighter Producer Bundle, EP mastering by Twin Peaks Studios, Black Octopus – Sample Pack Bundle, Laser cut art piece from Lowpro Labs, ill.Gates Merchandise pack, KJ Sawka Merchandise pack
Second Place: iZotope Ozone Advanced, Sugar Bytes – Turnado, Cyclop, Looperator, Keith McMillen Instruments – QuNeo, Unsung Heroes Bundle + Workshop, Single track mastering by Twin Peaks Studios, Black Octopus – Leviathan Sample Pack, Ableton Equipment Bag
Third Place: Sugar Bytes – Turnado, Cyclop, Looperator, Unsung Heroes Bundle, Single track mastering Twin Peaks Studios, Black Octopus – Leviathan Sample Pack, Ableton t-shirt