Remix for Benga

Winner Announced On
June 14, 2013
This Summer, Benga is back with a brand new studio album 'Chapter 2', out May 6.

To mark the release Benga is inviting DJs, remixers and producers to put their own spin on the first single from the album featuring Kano, titled 'Forefather'.

British rapper Kano will join Benga as the guest judge.

Participants can use the stems provided to create their own original remix, which maybe any genre, any style. Benga has described the song as a reference and homage to things that inspired both him and Kano.
"Thanks to everyone who entered this comp. There were a lot of brilliant remixes to get through and picking a winner wasn’t easy. Out to Kev Willow though. The thing I loved most about your remix was the use of the original. The drop caught me off guard. Well produced and sounded different. After listening to yours I found it hard to go back to any others. Well done." - Benga
Benga is a British dubstep music producer. He was also one of the first dubstep producers when the style was emerging in the early 2000s. At its core, Benga's new album, Chapter 2 is electronic music with emotion. Making the skeleton of a beat in around an hour, Benga might be inspired by everything from moving house to taking over the world.

One winner will have their track released as part of the official remix bundle.

In addition, the winner will receive:

  • $1,000
  • Exposure across Benga's official online channels
One highest voted musician will receive $500 and exposure across Benga's official online channels.
Benga and Kano will select from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
  • Participants must be aged 18 or over
  • Participants should retain the higher quality version of their remix which will be sent to Benga should the participant be chosen as the winner
  • Participants must submit a picture to accompany their audio clip
  • Submissions must be no longer than 7 minutes
  • Participants must use the provided stems and can add their own original music
  • Participants must submit their remix via SoundCloud
  • Sony Music will be entitled to use and exploit the winning entry as envisaged by the competition (e.g. radio play)
  • For the $1,000 cash prize, the winner automatically assigns all rights of their remix to Sony Music (all remaining participants e.g. non winners, retain ownership of their IP). Sony Music will ask the winner to sign their remix agreement in which will include the $1,000 cash prize as the fee
  • All rights in and to the stems are reserved by Sony Music. All rights in materials that are created by entrants using the stems are assigned to Sony Music. The entrants and winner will not be entitled to make their remixes and materials derived from or incorporating such stems available in any way (other than for the purposes of the competition). Sony Music will not commercially exploit any such remix until the parties have entered into a further agreement in relation to such use.
  • Participants must join using an active email address so if chosen they can be easily contacted
  • No purchase necessary
Official Rules
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Key Dates
  • Submit By: May 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: May 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: June 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: June 14, 2013