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Best of 2011 on Indaba Music

#1 22 Indaba Members were released on the New Metric record, Fantasies Flashbacks. Congratulations to: Don BosseDuskriderKibo WhiteMaur Due & LichterHyperknoxRyan HervéKreapChe AndreBen BrownDirk LindShamin De SilvaDaniel ClarkeKostia R.Alan L.Deep & DeliciousHuckleberryFREAKqUINCYChe AndreJames Martin NelsonTrashTalkDaniel ClarkeHirasRiot 87 and Gabe Flaherty!


#2 The Indaba Music staff invited musicians into the workplace through their new video series, Live at the Loft.  In the very space we launch opportunities, manage the message boards, and reply to your emails, we’ve been creating intimate live performance videos with some of our favorite new artists.


#3 With Indaba’s new mastering service partnership, your track will be sent to engineers at the world-famous RAK Studios in London who have mastered artists like Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Nine Inch Nails, Jimmy Eat World, Morrissey, and Bob Marley.

#4  In honor of the 10 year re-release of Songs in A Minor, Indaba members remixed three of the greatest songs from the album, “Fallin”“Rock Wit U”, and “Butterflyz”. From submissions in all three contests, Alicia picked Render The Galaxy’s remix of “Butterflyz” as her favorite. Listen below.


#5 Drivepilot won the Grand Prize title (and loads of cool prizes) in our Identity Festival Contest. Check out the video above and photos below to see him perform LIVE at the 2011 Identity Festival tour.

#6 Last year, Daft Punk released their score to the movie TRON: Legacy. They then gave Indaba members the opportunity to remix the electrifying score.This truly was an incredible opportunity! We would like to take this time to congratulate the Grand Prize winner, Freakquincy!

#7 We threw the biggest guitar contest Indaba has ever seen!!! Thank you to Staind and the Grand Prize Winner, Kevin Curry.

#8 2011 was the year of the nerf gun and now everyone in our office has one. Remember, no guns before 6pm.

#9 Ben Thompson (aka Neon Feather) won more contests than any other Indaba Member this year and he’s only been a member since April. Congratulations on the very successful year! We honestly can’t wait to see what you do next.

#10 From a world-class air race pilot to NBA and MLB superstars, our community transformed these athletes’ sounds in our Lloyd Banks Red Bull contest! Thanks to everyone who entered and remember what Mantis said, “using unauthorized samples in any situation is illegal and will not be accepted.” Let’s have a sample free 2012!!

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22 Indaba Members on New Metric Release

Last September, Indaba members embarked on a journey through the largest scale remix contest we’ve ever launched. Metric, a band whose music has been making the rounds in all of the right places—including soundtracks Twilight: Eclipse and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World—challenged our community to remix their entire album Fantasies.

On October 11, Metric will release Fantasies Flashbacks, a 34-song set, containing the 10 original songs from Fantasies, as well as 24 remixes from 22 Indaba members (see below for a full tracklisting).

SOLD OUT – Until August 12th (while supplies last), you can pre-order a Deluxe, Limited-Edition version of Fantasies Flashbacks for $64.99. Not only is this package beautiful, but Metric will be donating all proceeds to charity. Amazing!

The first 20 Indaba Members who purchase the box set will also receive a Black and White montage signed by the band!

  • 10 x 7″ vinyl singles, each containing an original song from Fantasies and the associated winning remix from the Indaba Music contest;
  • PlayButton digital music player pre-loaded with the same 10 winning remixes;
  • A digital download code redeemable for all of the music from the 7″ singles (20 tracks including the original studio album version of Fantasies), plus an additional 14 of the band’s favourite remixes (3 more than on the Fantasies Flashbacks “retail version”). In total this is 34 songs or approximately 90 minutes of music;
  • Two 6″ x 6″, two-sided colour inserts featuring fan-created artwork/imagery, track listing and credits;
  • A limited edition 18″ x 24″ glossy Metric poster;
  • A custom box containing all of the elements.
  • All proceeds will be donated to CMAH.

    Check out the amazing winning remixers after the jump.

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    Winner’s Interview with RIOT 87

    RIOT 87 is a dubstep meets indie rock duo consisting of Darko Andric and Igor Despotovic. Not only are they the winners from our Escape the Fate Opportunity, but they also received honorable mentions in our Metric “Gold Guns Girls” Remix Opportunity. Along with making remixes, Darko and Igor are working on a live show, which will include keyboards, guitars and special guest vocalists and drummers.

    Check out their winning mix and learn about their upcoming projects in our interview below!

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    Winner’s Interview with Freakquincy

    Guess what, Indaba? We finally arrived at the final chapter of our Metric Album Remix Contest! Freakquincy, a dj team from Toronto, recently took the Grand Prize in our 10th Metric contest, Stadium Love.

    There were so many great remixes in our Metric Opportunity that we wanted to once again send Congratulations so everyone who participated.

    Check out our Winners Interview and Metric’s Judges Comments below!

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    Winner’s Interview with Mikhail Merkulov

    Mikhail Merkulov has been receiving some serious love from the Indaba community since winning our Metric Blindness Opportunity yesterday evening. Even though he has busy celebrating, the young musician from Samara, Russia, took a few minutes to have a quick interview with us.

    See what Mikhail had to say below and stay tuned for the last interview in our Metric series. The Stadium Love winner will be announced today!

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