"I'm excited to see what fresh musicians, rappers and producers are out there," says Xzibit. "I want to see what Indaba Music’s community can bring to the sound.”
Submission for the “Hurt Locker” Remix Contest will be accepted from June 29, 2010 through July 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM EDT. Voting will then be opened to the public until August 10, 2010. The grand prize winner will be chosen on August 13, 2010 by judges Xzibit, DJ Skee and Indaba Music's co-founder Mantis Evar.
The Grand Prize winner will receive:
• Airfare and two nights’ accommodations at the W Hotel Los Angeles for the winner and guest for two nights to attend DJ Skee’s live music show, SKEETOX at the World Famous Roxy Theatre
• VIP meet & greet with DJ Skee and Xzibit.
• A Blue microphone customized to their sound and a tour of Blue Microphones studio headquarters, which will be filmed for Skee.TV
• A recording session at Skee Music Studios to record winning verse on Blue’s legendary Bottle microphone, along with an interview for Skee’s Radio Show, Live from L.A.
• A premium Monster Cable prize pack, with over $3,200 in gear, including instrument, mic and speaker cables, the Pro 700 Power Center, two 1000 Power Centers and the Turbine Pro Gold In-Ear headphones.
Two Runner Up winners will receive Monster Jamz Headphones (autographed by Xzibit and DJ Skee), $800 worth of Monster gear including cables and two power centers, along with the Blue Microphones Yeti, USB mic and enCORE 200 live microphone. The two runners up will also receive honorable mention on DJ Skee’s Sirius/XM radio show, Live from LA.
The top ten winners from the public vote will receive Monster Jamz headphones signed by Xzibit and DJ Skee.
About Indaba Music:
Indaba Music offers the leading suite of online tools that enable artists all over the world to create music together online. Members can connect with an international community of musicians to create online recording sessions, edit, mix and more. As of early 2010, www.indabamusic.com has nearly 500,000 users, growing at a rate of nearly 450% over the past year to include members from 185 countries. Indaba’s collaboration opportunities have previously featured such diverse artists as Weezer, Pater Gabriel, The Roots, Yo-Yo Ma, Mariah Carey, Crystal Method, John Legend, Matisyahu, Alkaline Trio and more. The company and its contests have been featured in USA Today, Wired, CNET, The Independent (UK), Rolling Stone, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the Christian Science Monitor, The Colbert Report, TechCrunch, Electronic Musician, SPIN and more.
About Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones designs and produces an extensive line of award-winning microphones and recording tools for audio professionals, musicians and consumers. Founded in 1995, and headquartered in Southern California, Blue continues a lengthy tradition of innovative, cutting-edge design and astounding performance, with a range of inspiring recording tools for almost any application. From Blue’s flagship recording tool, the Bottle, to our live performance enCORE series, to the first THX-certified, USB mic Yeti, and our new Mikey iPod/iPhone portable recorder, Blue has just the tool to capture your creativity. Check out the complete range of Blue products at www.bluemic.com.
Monster was founded by Head Monster Noel Lee with a commitment to creating products under the Monster Cable® brand to literally “make music sound better.” Today, Monster has grown and diversified to become the world's leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for high-performance audio, video, car audio, computer, console and computer gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of iPod® and iPhone™ accessories and professional audio and sound reinforcement. As part of its commitment to improving the music listening experience, Monster worked with Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine to create the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ headphone line, including the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones. The company is also continuing to innovate with its own line of Monster brand headphones, including “Turbine Pro™ In-Ear Speakers™,”
Amidst such extracurricular duties (MTV's Pimp My Ride, Gridiron Gang, Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Xzibit is currently working on recording several of his own high profile projects. These include a collaborative release with Cypress Hill front-man B-Real and promising new West Coast representative Young De, who have formed a collective called Serial Killaz, as well as a fervently anticipated new solo album, titled MMX (releasing later this year). As a preview of this new solo, X has teased listeners by offering "Phenom" and “Hurt locker.” The latest release, “Hurt Locker,” was produced by Scoop Deville, the man responsible for Snoop Dogg's unavoidable hit "I Wanna Rock."
A household name that will continue to dazzle on the big and small screen, X never forgot his Hip-Hop roots. He will continue to warrant the respect of all those within earshot, and will continue to prove his skilled penmanship at any given opportunity. This inspiring grind, boundless enthusiast and enviable talent means that Xzibit will remain familiar to millions for as long as he desires.
About DJ Skee and Skee.TV
DJ Skee has become the authoritative voice for his generation. DJ Skee currently can be heard on the largest radio station in the country, KIIS-FM (LA) or any of his four Sirius/XM radio shows. He has been worked with top artists ranging from Snoop Dog, R Kelly, Travis Barker and recently launched successful and created distinct marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 Companies like Daimler-Chrysler and T-Mobile.
Combining his passion for music and love of new media and marketing, DJ Skee founded Skee.TV, which is a unique production, marketing, and content distribution company specializing in creative visual productions alongside new media marketing. Skee.TV has produced videos for today’s hottest artists, including Xzibit, Soulja Boy Tellem and more. Since the launch in 2007, Skee.TV that has garnished over 150 million streams on its website, and is responsible for many major label music videos, web content, behind the scenes pieces, and other clips of its projects. For more information, visit www.DJSkee.com or www.Skee.TV
Erik Stein / Scoop Marketing for Indaba Music / 213-639-6162 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillary Money / Blue Microphones / 818-449-6000 / email@example.com
Crystal Mackenzie / Monster Cable / 415-330-3843 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cashmere Agency / Xzibit / 310-695-7078 / email@example.com
Brianne Pins / DJ Skee and Skee.TV/ Bnpins1@gmail.com
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