Join the Fun! Enter the WFMU/Free Music Archives Premix Contest!

images-albums-Vitamin_Pets_Premixes_-_Vitamin_Pets_Premixes_-_20150609121204754.w_290.h_290.m_crop.a_center.v_topThe Free Music Archive presents another wild and crazy contest for you creative types: a Premix Contest!

Punk band the Vitamin Pets have offered up 69 random stems from their yet-to-be-released album and challenge YOU to produce a unique work that builds upon stems from songs you haven’t heard yet–not to remix, but to premix.

Download the “Horse Helpers of the High Country” stem pack & premix the album! Please feel free to use any number of stems from any number of song sources, feel free to add new sounds to the mix. Length of your track should be between 2 seconds and 15 minutes. Save your file with a unique title (artist name + title of your creation). Keep peaks at -3dB below 0dB (we will provide mastering services). Please provide city + country of production in upload description.

Vitamin Pets will choose their favorite 11 tracks to accompany their release in early July 2015.

Submit your Premixes here by June 24th!

About WFMU

WFMU-FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ, right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan. It is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States.

The station also broadcasts to the Hudson Valley and Lower Catskills in New York, Western New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania via its 90.1 signal at WMFU in Mount Hope, NY. The station maintains an extensive online presence at WFMU.ORG which includes live audio streaming in several formats, over 8 years of audio archives, podcasts and a popular blog.

Rolling Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, CMJ and the New York Press have all at one time or another called WFMU “the best radio station in the country” and the station has also been the subject of feature stories in The New York Times and on the BBC. In recent years the station has gained a large international following due its online operations and counts Simpson’s creator Matt Groening, film director Jim Jarmusch and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed, among others, as devoted fans of the station.

WFMU’s programming ranges from flat-out uncategorizable strangeness to rock and roll, experimental music, 78 RPM Records, jazz, psychedelia, hip-hop, electronica, hand-cranked wax cylinders, punk rock, gospel, exotica, R&B, radio improvisation, cooking instructions, classic radio airchecks, found sound, dopey call-in shows, interviews with obscure radio personalities and notable science-world luminaries, spoken word collages, Andrew Lloyd Webber soundtracks in languages other than English as well as Country and western music.

All of the station’s programming is controlled by individual DJs and is not beholden to any type of station-wide playlist or rotation schedule. Experimentation, spontaneity and humor are among the station’s most frequently noted distinguishing traits. WFMU does not belong to any existing public radio network, and close to 100% of its programming originates at the station.

About Free Music Archive

Radio Survivor, longstanding advocates of radio in many of its forms, has launched a new podcast, and we’ve been fortunate enough to be featured on their inaugural episode! If you’d like to listen, check it out – we even get a shout-out to our own podcast, Radio Free Culture!

Hosts and producers Paul Riismandel and Eric Klein, along with editors and correspondents Jennifer Waits and Matthew Lasar, review news about community station KUSP in Santa Cruz, discuss the ongoing rollout of new low-power FM stations, learn why college radio is a vital and important medium, and Eric shares a feature segment on the Free Music Archive, followed by Matthew’s piece about the unexpected localism coming from Pandora’s new radio station in South Dakota.

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