Tiesto, along with acts like Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, and Paul Van Dyk, is one of the biggest DJs in the world. The Netherlands-based musician got his start in the trance underground, performing at all-night raves and holding down club residencies before breaking out in the early ’00s.
Following two huge remix contests with Depeche Mode and Black Eyed Peas, Beatport.com has teamed up with one of the world’s biggest DJs – Tiësto from The Netherlands, for a new producer challenge.
The Dutch superstar DJ – who was crowned the World’s No.1 DJ in the world by readers of DJ Magazine between 2002 and 2004 – is offering Beatport users the chance to remix the single ‘Knock You Out’ feat. Emily Haines, taken from his new album ‘Kaleidoscope’. This is the first time that Tiësto has made parts to one of his original productions available to the public, and he has also pledged to release three of the best remixes on Ultra and PIAS Records, helping to kick start the careers of three aspiring producers.
Up to three winning remixes will by released on Ultra and PIAS Records. The top winning remix will also receive: Tiësto merchandise Ultra records music package $250 Beatport gift card
1. September 29th – October 5th: Download phase – The remix parts of ‘Knock You Out’. You may purchase the stems individually or bundled at $4.99 USD. 2. October 6th – October 19th: Upload/Submission phase – Upload your remix to Beatportal to www.beatportal.com/remix. During this phase the entries can be listened to, but not voted for. 3. October 20th – November 3rd 2009: Voting phase – The public votes for their favorite remixes by ‘spinning’ them. After a period of deliberation, the winner will be announced on or around November 24th, 2009.