Canadians Thrive In Radiohead Remix Contest
Published Apr 18, 2008For a few weeks now, Radioheads remix contest has been up and running, whereby fans and musicians are invited to take a shot at rearranging the In Rainbows track, "Nude. And surprisingly, or not, several Canadian acts are holding their own amongst the over 1,500 worldwide remixers.
As of this Friday, Toronto electronic improv outfit Holy Fuck still hold the number one spot with nearly 8,000 votes. And while this perhaps isnt so surprisingly considering Holy Fuck are perhaps the most widely known act, Canadian or otherwise, to enter the contest other lesser-known Canadians have taken prominent positions as well. Most notably, Calgary indie electro act Azeda Booth have climbed to the 16th spot (over 1,300 votes) with their dreamy, synth-heavy version of "Nude, and Toronto-based Todor Kobakovs (Stars, Emily Haines, Major Maker) string quartet remix currently holds the 31st position (over 900 votes). Also, Do Make Say Think founders Ohad Benchetrit, Justin Small and Charles Spearin are slowly making waves with their late entry, entitled " Nude (Re Make Say Think).
Radioheads "Nude remix contest closes May 1, so if you want your countrymen to reach remix stardom, get out their and cast a vote or two.