For the first time ever, the awards ceremony for the BPM B-Side Project will be streamed live via the Prism Sound website this year, culminating with a live mix set featuring Cut La Roc (Rocstar Recordings) and Nu:Tone (Hospital Records).
Other guests who are already confirmed including Wolfgang Flur (ex-Kraftwerk), Glen Nicholls (Future Funk Squad), Estelle Rubio, Matt Schwarz and Krystal Roxx (pictured).
Now in its fifth year, this annual competition aims to promote new artists, merge music genres and provide additional platforms for live and electronic music productions.
Four awards will be presented at the ceremony and the 10 top entries will also be released as a compilation album on the B-Side Recordings label, distributed by Republic of Music and available to download via numerous online retailers including iTunes.
Yvette Chivers, founder of BPM Live, says: “This year’s competition has been our most successful to date, with entries from over 120 artists, bands and producers from 18 different countries. Each artist was paired with an electronic music producer who has re-mixed their track to create a new and exciting musical work. From this selection, we have chosen a shortlist of 30 and our judging panel is currently deciding the overall winners.”
The judging panel features music professional including high profile producers and remixers such as Roni Size, Krystal Roxx, Wolfgang Flur and Matt Schwartz.
“It’s really exciting to see so much new talent working on these remixes,” says Reprazent founder, producer and DJ Roni Size. “I can’t wait to see who comes up with the goods.”
Award categories include gongs for Best Arrangement, Most Imaginative track and Most Innovative track. The fourth Award will go to the track that pulls in the most votes from the public. The overall winning track, also decided by the Judging panel, will earn both the artist and remixer significant prizes, including a Prism Sound audio interface. ACS Custom are also adding to the prize offerings with their viable hearing protection and communication products designed to allow musicians and producers to create, perform and enjoy music safely.
Graham Boswell, Sales and Marketing director for Prism Sound, says: "The B-Side Project is helping focus attention on new talent that might otherwise slip through the net. As a company that values creativity, we are very happy to support this worthwhile competition.”
Krystal Roxx, DJ, producer and label boss of Superfoxx Records, highlights the importance of the collaboration at Metropolis studios: “Remixing has given an entry in to the industry for so many artists and producers alike; introducing new talent to the music industry is so important, it’s a real pleasure to be a part of such a greatly innovative competition.”
Prism Sound’s product range includes high-quality audio interfaces such as Lyra, Titan and Atlas that are ideally suited to music producers, remixers and DJs. This synergy between the two brands has enabled Prism Sound to extend marketing support to the B-Side Project by promoting it at various events such as its popular Mic to Monitor tours.