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FINAL WEEK: KN + iStandard Producers + The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Present Midnight Marauders Remix Competition

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We’re in the LAST WEEK of our Midnight Mauraders Remix Contest sponsored by iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and DJ Pain1. There’s still 4 hours left to get your remix in for Week 13, after which the judges will listen to the submissions and announce the winner next Thursday on The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Radio Show. Congratulations once again to JML Beatz who won Week 12 with his remix to “Lyrics To Go”. Let’s go ahead and get into this week.  All rules are reprinted below. If you’ve already read them, just download the sample below and upload your beat when finished! Read More »

Week 12 Winner Announced: Midnight Marauders Remix Competition

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Tonight on the on the Certified Fresh Jumpoff Show, Jeremiah announced the winner for Week 12 of our Midnight Marauders Remix Contest. Hit the jump to hear what each of the four judges had to say about their Top 3 picks and find out who the ultimate winner is for Week 10. Read More »

Audition Dates Announced for OPEN MIC UK 2013

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Dates for this year’s Open Mic UK singing competition have been announced, and with over 9,000 entrants last year, the 2013 competition is set to be the biggest yet! The search for the UK’s best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists starts this August! Open Mic UK is one of the largest national music competitions for singers and solo artists in the UK and is brought to you by Future Music, who’ve helped develop such acts as; Birdy, Jahmene Douglas and Lucy Spraggan.  FOR A LIST OF AUDITION VENUES GO TO: www.openmicuk.co.uk/singing-auditions Those who make it through auditions will go on to perform in live showcases in front of a professional judging panel and packed out audience in some of the UK’s most prestigious live music venues. Acts talented enough to reach the Grand Final will perform within the UK’s most recognised live music venue, The O2 in London.    Events coordinator Chris Grayston can’t wait to see the class of 2013, “every year the bar is raised and the quality gets higher and higher, we’re really looking forward to seeing fresh talent from across the country. This is a great chance to let the country see your talent.” Judging panels are made up of music industry specialists, A&R, vocal coaches and guest celebrities. Gracing the judging panel in previous years have been BBC Radio DJ’s Annie Nightingale and Ras Kwame, Kiss FM’s Charlie Hedges and Mark Hill, an Ivor Novello award winner. All are hopefully set to make another appearance for the 2013 competition! There are plenty of opportunities for acts that enter Open Mic UK to win prizes ... Read More »

Listen to the Midnight Marauders Remix Competition Week 12 Entries

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A whopping 21 producers came through last week to win a spot in our Midnight Marauders Remix Competition sponsored by iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and DJ Pain1. The joint everyone remixed this week was ATCQ’s “Lyrics To Go”. This week the judges (including myself, Jeremiah, DJ Pain 1, and Steven – Director of A&R for iStandard) will be listening to the entries in search for the Week 12 winner for our 20th Anniversary tribute to this classic ATCQ album. Make sure you tune into The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Thursday night to hear who the winner is. Check out the remixes below and feel free to discuss in the comments. Week 13 started last night, so if you wanna submit your remix, head over here. Read More »

Week 13: KN + iStandard Producers + The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Present Midnight Marauders Remix Competition

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Just two more weeks left of our Midnight Mauraders Remix Contest sponsored by iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and DJ Pain1. There’s still 4 hours left to get your remix in for Week 11, after which the judges will listen to the submissions and announce the winner next Thursday on The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Radio Show. Congratulations once again to JML Beatz who won Week 11 with his remix to “The Chase, Part II”. Let’s go ahead and get into this week.  All rules are reprinted below. If you’ve already read them, just download the sample below and upload your beat when finished! About the Contest: Each week, for the course of 14 weeks, we will provide you with an original sample used to create each track from the album. You will take that song and your skills, and sample it into a brand new creation… a remix, if you will. In some of our previous contests, we have provided you with the acapella to use in your remix. This project will not be using the acapellas from Midnight Marauders. Instead, after we complete the 15 weeks of our beat contest, we will select some of your favorite emcees to rock over your beats (similar to how we did the Mama Said Knock You Out project). The finished project will be released by November, just in time for the album’s 20th anniversary! Here’s how the contest will work… for 14 weeks, we will hold a weekly contest… 14 weeks/14 remixes. Each Friday we will provide the sample to be flipped for the week. You will have one week ... Read More »

Week 11 Winner Announced: Midnight Marauders Remix Competition

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Tonight on the on the Certified Fresh Jumpoff Show, Jeremiah announced the winner for Week 11 of our Midnight Marauders Remix Contest. Hit the jump to hear what each of the four judges had to say about their Top 3 picks and find out who the ultimate winner is for Week 10. DJ Pain 1: JML Beatz - the first beat that adds swing is the first beat that catches my attention. Ridiculous – Good use of the sample, nice swing in the drums. Kismut Khan – Weird is winning. This one definitely stood out! Steven (A&R, iStandard Producers): JML Beat – The intro grabbed me and then the drums kept me there. I can definitely hear some rappers on this beat. Ridiculous – Loved the work on the sample. This one kept the head nodding. Deks Beats – Dope beat…would have love to hear a VOX sample on top of this beat though. Kevin Nottingham: JML Beatz - Loved everything about this remix…. great intro and the beat is just something I can really vibe with. Great job! Ridiculous – Nice use of samples… dug it. 44th P – Simple, yet nice groove. Jeremiah: JML Beatz - Yeah, this JML Beatz joint is tough as fuck. Headnodability at a 9 out of 10 for sure. Shits drastic. Rediculus – You did ya thing homeboy! Sampling for this one worked out ill. Headnodability at a 8.5 out of 10. It was real tough to judge between this one and JML Beatz but after 5 listens ... Read More »

Listen to the Midnight Marauders Remix Competition Week 11 Entries

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11 producers came through last week to win a spot in our Midnight Marauders Remix Competition sponsored by iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and DJ Pain1. The joint everyone remixed this week was ATCQ’s “The Chase, Part II”. This week the judges (including myself, Jeremiah, DJ Pain 1, and Steven – Director of A&R for iStandard) will be listening to the entries in search for the Week 11 winner for our 20th Anniversary tribute to this classic ATCQ album. Make sure you tune into The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Thursday night to hear who the winner is. Check out the remixes below and feel free to discuss in the comments. Week 12 started last night, so if you wanna submit your remix, head over here. Read More »

Week 12: KN + iStandard Producers + The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Present Midnight Marauders Remix Competition

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Just a few more weeks left of our Midnight Mauraders Remix Contest sponsored by iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and DJ Pain1. There’s still 4 hours left to get your remix in for Week 11, after which the judges will listen to the submissions and announce the winner next Thursday on The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Radio Show. Congratulations once again to Var who won Week 10 with his remix to “Keep It Rollin”. Let’s go ahead and get into this week.  All rules are reprinted below. If you’ve already read them, just download the sample below and upload your beat when finished! Read More »

Week 10 Winner Announced: Midnight Marauders Remix Competition

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Tonight on the on the Certified Fresh Jumpoff Show, Jeremiah announced the winner for Week 10 of our Midnight Marauders Remix Contest. Hit the jump to hear what each of the four judges had to say about their Top 3 picks and find out who the ultimate winner is for Week 10. Read More »

Listen to the Midnight Marauders Remix Competition Week 10 Entries

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12 producers came through last week to win a spot in our Midnight Marauders Remix Competition sponsored by iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and DJ Pain1. The joint everyone remixed this week is ATCQ’s “Keep It Rollin”. This week the judges (including myself, Jeremiah, DJ Pain 1, and Steven – Director of A&R for iStandard) will be listening to the entries in search for the Week 10 winner for our 20th Anniversary tribute to this classic ATCQ album. Make sure you tune into The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Thursday night to hear who the winner is. Check out the remixes below and feel free to discuss in the comments. Week 11 started last night, so if you wanna submit your remix, head over here. Read More »