Freshly Baked ReMixer Challenge 2008

[Originally posted on OCReMix]
Way back in 2002 a forum user, who’s name escape me
today (sorry if you’re still out there D:) ran a 1-shot competition
called the Freshly Baked ReMixer challenge. In the thread artist signed
up and were assigned challenges posted by other forum users. This is
how artists like myself, Suzumebachi, and GLL all got out starts. There
were also some other impressive tracks by Disco Dan and a few others.
Some time later the same user did the Second Annual FBRC which, while
not as popular as the first one, still saw some solid success.

Since the competition has long been forgotten by most, and seeing all
the talent that’s on OCReMix today, I think it’s time we try a revival.

The Premise:

As stated above the idea of the competition is for forum
users to challenge remixers to remixes of songs/games they request. The
remixer than has a predetermined amount of time to produce a remix of
said material.

The Plan:
Previously everyone just winged it, and sometimes it
worked, sometimes it didn’t. I’ve been tossing around in my head a new
system that should make the situation better for everyone…

Phase 1 will be mixer sign-up. It will last until next
Saturday, and ANYONE wishing to enter may. Be it an established artist
or not. Any and all are welcome, and encouraged to enter.

The Challenges:
Following Phase 1, there will be a 1 week period where
any forum user can submit challenges. Be it from a game, or a specific
song. Challengers MUST include a source tune for reference and ALL CHALLENGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO NOT PICK SONGS THAT’RE TOO OBSCURE .
This is merely a suggestion as the easier it is for a remixer to get a
midi, or familiarity with a song, the more likely the finished project
will be a quality piece of work. During Phase 2 each user is only
allowed 1 challenge. ReMixers already in the challenge are allowed to
issue challenges themselves.

The Match-Ups:
Once we populate a list of mixers and challenges, a
script be create and will distribute the songs to each mixer. There
will a few days grace period while we sort everything out, and
following that mixers will have 1 month to finish their
challenge. In the event that there are more challenges than mixers
(which is likely) if a mixer successfully finishes their channel
(COMPLETELY a QUALITY remix) then they are free to once again randomly
select another song from the pool. The only stipulation is remixers CAN
NOT be selected to remix a song THEY requested as a challenge.

There will be NO voting.
This contest is specifically for remixers to test their abilities as a
mixer, and to give users a chance to get their favorite under-remixed
song finally mixed. Everyone who completes a quality product is a
winner, and every listener wins as well.

Current Status:

  • Phase 1: Wednesday, January 22nd – Saturday, Febuary 2nd, 23:59PM EST
  • Phase 2: Sunday, Febuary 3rd – Saturday, Febuary 9nd, 23:59PM EST
  • Phase 3: TBD