2012-05-21T14:15:12-04:00 2012-05-29T16:09:10-04:00

Kimbra Remix Contest [Finalists]

Since the start of the month, EARMILK and Warner Bros. have been sponsoring a remix contest of Kimbra's "Settle Down," the first single off her debut LP Vows, primed for a US/UK release on May 22th.  Over the past few weeks, a healthy amount of remixes have been submitted, and now the real excitement begins. Starting today, May 21st, and ending at 11:59 PM on May 27th, the judging period is open, during which our readers, along with the EARMILK staff, will choose our favorite remixes. The top 20 remixes will then be in contention for the grand prize -- The track featured on an official Warner Bros. Records UK release, accompanied by a proper servicing campaign. For full contest details, including updates from the initial post, please scroll down.

Click here to listen to the remixes (or browse below)

EARMILK and Warner Bros. would like to thank all the producers who have submitted tracks. The quality and diversity of the remixes is nothing short of impressive, which should set the stage nicely for an engaging judging period. Whether you enjoy dubstep, house, jazz, ambient, R&B, etc. there is a track in this collection for you. Next Monday, May 28th, we will spotlight the 20 tracks that are moving onto the final round. For now enjoy the remixes, share with your friends, and let the fun begin.

Kimbra Remix


Contest Details

  • From May 21-27, promote your track. The top ten most favorites tracks chosen by the listeners, along with ten tracks chosen by EARMILK's staff, will move onto the final round of judging. These 20 Finalists will be announced on May 28th. *NOTE: This is an update from the original projection of 10 finalists. The decision was made to ensure variety and quality among the tracks, along with minimizing the "Popularity Contest" effect. 
  • The final round of judging will consist of an EARMILK panel, along with Kimbra herself.
  • Each submission will be listened to and judged on the bases of creativity, originality and overall production
  • One winner will be selected and have their track featured on an official Warner Bros. Records UK release, accompanied by a proper servicing campaign.
  • The winning track will also be published on EARMILK's website.
Winner Notification
  • The winner will be notified on June 1st through an email addressed from EARMILK
  • Winner will have 1 week to respond to email. Failure to respond in 1 week will constitute grounds for disqualification, in which case the 2nd place contestant will be notified.


Contest · Electronic · Feature · Main Stage · Pop


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  • what about memory lounge remix? =( http://soundcloud.com/memorylounge/settle-down-memory-lounge

    Avatar Rocanlover33 May 21, 2012 5:35 PM Reply
  • Are we allowed to put our remixes up for download during or after the contest?

    Avatar BYRAM May 21, 2012 7:23 PM Reply
    • You can do whatever you want with them after the contest!

      Avatar Ronnie Evans May 22, 2012 11:38 PM Reply
  • Awesome, Beats for food remix is legggit

    Avatar Bigpun2g May 21, 2012 10:49 PM Reply
  • "The top ten most FAVORITES(?) tracks chosen by the listeners, along with ten tracks chosen by EARMILK's staff, will move onto the final round of judging."

    Someone please tell me what consists of a "favorites" track? Is that the one with the most plays? The most comments? The most likes (probably...)? Or a combination of any or all of those? I can't believe this wasn't specified in more detail. Did I miss something?

    Avatar Jonathan Horton May 22, 2012 3:24 AM Reply
    • This is also something I was highly confused about. I almost don't want to listen to the other tracks because of this reason.

      Avatar Jeremiah May 22, 2012 3:49 AM Reply
    • There is a function on Sound Cloud called "Save to Favorites" and you can see how many people have done this to a particular track.

      Avatar EARMILK May 22, 2012 9:36 AM Reply
      • there has been discussion that we are allowed to post our remixes for free download? is this true?

        Avatar Benjamin Paul Crea June 18, 2012 10:08 PM Reply
  • When you guys changed the rules, you screwed over TYR and Rodway pretty hard.  Look at the stats on the original upload....http://soundcloud.com/tyrdubstep/kimbra-settle-down-tyr-rodway

    they would be in first place had you not changed the rules of the contest mid contest.

    I think they deserve some respect for getting 5.5K plays without letting people download the track...thats HUGE

    Avatar TYR MGMT May 24, 2012 8:54 PM Reply
  • i wouldnt sweat man. its only a qualifying round. if they have enough favorites they are in the first top 10. the second top 10 will be handpicked by staff and if they got that many plays im sure its a good remix. chin up. its all good. 

    Avatar Benjamin Paul Crea May 25, 2012 11:55 AM Reply
    • Well We hope the TYR and Rodway one makes it.  Its the only one ive heard that keeps true to the track instead of just using the lyrics a little bit in the build and then making straight noise porn

      Avatar TYR MGMT May 26, 2012 8:06 PM Reply
      •  Have you listened to Byram's one? That one's brilliant and sticks to the song... Best I've heard of them all.

        Avatar Caz June 2, 2012 7:10 PM Reply
  • what time do you we find out the top 20!?

    Avatar Vilda Ray May 28, 2012 1:10 PM Reply
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh_itN14VTw&feature=youtu.be check out Derrick Carter dropping my Kimbra remix at DEMF main stage!!!!!!!!! 

    Avatar Benjamin Paul Crea June 4, 2012 6:40 PM Reply
  • LA FELIX ftw!

    Avatar Alonso Montero June 7, 2012 12:11 PM Reply
  • It's been nearly two weeks since June 1st. When's the winner going to be announced?

    Avatar AndrewFM June 12, 2012 12:49 PM Reply

    Avatar Benjamin Paul Crea June 18, 2012 3:45 PM Reply

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