Remix for Cypress x Rusko

Winner Announced On
July 10, 2012
After their emergence during the golden age of 90s hip-hop, the West Coast group Cypress Hill is stepping forward with fresh-faced dub-step artist, Rusko in their new collaboration EP, Cypress x Rusko. These two groups debuted during progressive eras of music history, and have individually pioneered their way as breakthrough artists of their time and genre.

In celebration of Cypress x Rusko's forthcoming EP, they are inviting remixers and producers to submit their remix of Cypress x Rusko's song "Lez Go", using the provided stems. 

The winning remix will premiere on the IHeartRadio station Electric Sound Stage, the world's largest digital Electronic Dance Music station.
Across nine albums that have sold over 20 million copies worldwide Cypress Hill have redefined and shattered the boundaries of hip-hop, crafting gutter-dirty tracks that fused deep bass lines with blissful, stoned-out melodies and aggressive hard rock riffs. Cypress Hill has garnered 14 multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA and has appeared on Lollapalooza, Woodstock, Bonaroo, Rock the Bells, and headlined the groups' own “Cypress Hill Smoke Out", just to name a few of the live accolades the band has achieved.
Rusko's debut, O.M.G.!, complete with his signature bone-rattling bass and anthemic melodies, was a critical and commercial hit that cemented him as one of the most exciting artists in modern dance music. His stream of massive singles includes “Woo Boost”, “Everyday”, “Hold On” which featured Amber from The Dirty Projectors, “Got Da Groove”, featuring Gucci Mane and “Da Cali Anthem” which was the first dubstep track played on US radio.

One winner will have their remix debuted and promoted on the IHeartRadio station Electric Sound Stage, the home of Electronic Dance Music, which has more than 50,000 listeners. 

In addition, the winner will receive:

  • A Native Instruments Komplete8 Software Kit
  • Exposure across Cypress Hill and Rusko's official sites; Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud pages
  • Signed Cypress x Rusko vinyl
The 10 highest-voted winners will have their remixes compiled on a mix tape, to be distributed and promoted by Cypress x Rusko, and will also receive:
  • Exposure across Cypress Hill and Rusko's official sites; Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud pages
  • Signed Cypress x Rusko vinyl
Cypress x Rusko 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.
  • Music submitted must be between 3 and 4 minutes
  • Participants should retain the higher quality version of their remix which will be sent to Cypress Hill and Rusko should the participant be chosen as the winner
  • Participants must use provided stems
Official Rules
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Key Dates
  • Submit By: June 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: June 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: July 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: July 10, 2012