Thank You to Everyone for Participating!!!
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the Remix contest a success. We we're very impressed with the work produced by our talented remixes.
And now we are happy to announce the remix winners:
First Place: DJ nkOkhi
(sponsored by Food and Water Watch)
Bio: Born to make music. Sounds excite him, rhythms drive him and beats make him whole. It was as a Sound Engineer and Producer that Cupid's arrow, dipped in glorious house, turned a past-time into a life-long goal – to make music that the world has never heard. It was then that he realized that all he wanted was to entertain and use his God-given talents to share his side of the story. www.dojob.co.za (click on the song links to read what the artists have to say about creating the mix).
Audience Award: Arnell Newman
(sponsored by Food and Water Watch)
Bio: Arnell is a engineer/producer located in Chicago IL, who has been involved in the music industry for over 15 years. His influences came from legendary artists across many genres ranging from Sinatra to Santana through Bilal to the Beatles. In the 80s Arnell plunged into the house music scene where he began Djing and assisting on various music projects. After years of courses and technical training, Arnell has worked in major studios throughout Chicagoland where he has remixed/produced both major and indie label artist. http://www.myspace.com/velvetmusicgroup.
Montreal's Best: Dino Emilio Giancola
(sponsored by Montreal Chapter, Council of Canadians)
Bio: Montreal composer Dino Emilio Giancola (Dee), has composed music for over 60 productions including film, television, dance and theatre. His music has been heard around the world, most recently in Spain last summer (2008) at the World Expo in Zaragoza. 2009 will bring him to Mexico for a short tour where he will perform with a Montreal based circus company. While currently being obsessed with writing orchestral music, he has never forgotten his pop music roots and still often sits down to write a funky groove or a slammin' guitar riff. www.dinosound.com
Cornelius Harris of Alter Ego Management & Booking (AEMB) has worked in music distribution, public relations, and more before forming AEMB. He has performed and worked with Detroit Techno legends around the world. When Cornelius is not booking concerts and tours he is busy promoting and developing artists both new and established in all styles of music.
Lauren Hauser is a Youth Noise activist and DROP campaign organizer. Hauser is the Outreach Organizer for Youth Noise, a social networking site for activists under the age of 27.
David “Click” Cox works for Universal Music Canada and runs his own management company CLK Creative Works. He used to run the independent record label Classic Entertainment. While at BMG Music, David worked with artists such as Rascalz, Pink, P.Diddy and the Dave Matthews Band.
Joe L. Carter Detroit Bluesman, Joe L. Carter, moved to Detroit in 1948 at the age of nine and started his musical career at 12.. In 1964, Joe L. took at job at the Ford Rouge Assembly Plant. It was Joe L.’s experience in the auto plant that inspired him to write his famous blues song, Please Mr. Foreman in 1968. Please Mr. Foreman became the unofficial anthem of factory workers and agricultural workers who identified with the song’s powerful and poignant lyrics. Joe L. has performed artists such as Bo-Bo Jenkins, Little Sony, Joe Weaver, BB King, Muddy Waters, Little Milton and John Lee Hooker, to name a few. J In 2007 Joe L. recorded the theme song to the documentary, The Water Front, after learning how so many poor people were affected by water policies in Highland Park, Michigan. Please Mr. Waterman is his dedication to the people in Highland Park and the individuals fighting to defend the rights of the poor and water as a human right.