ThaSauce Network is excited to announce a milestone event in our community’s history — the 400th round of One Hour Compo, hosted by starla. Compos (short for “composition competitions”) are competitions for musicians who want to “think outside the box” and challenge themselves.
Here’s how it works. One Hour Compo happens every Thursday at 9PM EST. Every week, a new theme is announced, and participants are encouraged to remix a track based on their interpretation of the theme. They are given one hour to create, complete, and submit their tracks — after that, submissions are off to voting! The event ends with a listening party featuring the week’s top submissions.
The 400th compo round will happen on June 9th at 9pm EST, and you can RSVP to the Facebook event to stay updated. Musicians of all skill levels are invited to join in. There is no requirements for OHC, other than wanting to participate and have a good time creating good music. We encourage everyone to join, and help us make the 4ooth one a compo to remember!
Are you a fan of the Minibosses
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? Do you happen to live in the San Francisco area (or have the immediate means to travel there)? If you’ve answered a hearty ‘yes’ to both questions, we’d like to proudly announce the first official ThaSauce giveaway for the Minibosses 2012 Bay Area Tour! That’s right, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets for each of the following shows:
Friday, June 1 – Minibosses + crashfaster + Matthew Joseph Payne @ Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, 9pm, ages 21+ (Winners must be 21+ and bring ID)
Saturday, June 2 – Minibosses + more @ Catalyst Atrium in Santa Cruz, 8pm, ages 16+ (Winners must be 16+ and bring ID)
And guess what? Entering the giveaway is a breeze. All you have to do to be eligible to win is 1) like our Facebook page and 2) tell us what your favorite Minibosses song is or an interesting Minibosses show experience and what day you are planning to attend on our status post. You may choose to enter for both days, yet onlyÂ ONE entry per person for each day will be permitted. The giveaway will end Wednesday, May 30th, with winners will be chosen through a randomized number generator and announced by the same day. Â TheÂ winners will be contacted andÂ mustÂ bring IDs to claim their tickets at the door of each event.Â Good luck!
** Special thanks to the folks over at Rockage: San Jose for making all of this possible!
VGM netlabel GameChopsÂ has recently presented its very first remix contest for Dj CUTMAN‘s track “Powerglove (It’s So Bad)” featuring Benjamin Briggs, which takes a classicÂ NES sample and throws in “a heaping dose of french electro and gritty automation to create something so good, it can only be called ‘so bad'”.Â The winning remixes will be featured on an upcoming GameChops release.
Remixes must be hosted on GCÂ SoundcloudÂ dropboxÂ and submitted through the GameChops website on or before the deadline ofÂ June 25th, 2012.Â All genres and interpretations are welcome, but winners will be decided on strength of concept, mixing quality, and goodness of the song itself.
While you can listen to “Powerglove (It’s So Bad)” above, download the remix stems here (or here). Happy remixing!