♫ Listen: Competition – You turned into a painting

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One of the two new releases on Slip, You turned into a painting by Competition, comes at listeners like post nu-R&B, deconstructionist funk, and total karaokesthetics. A dream to be someone else as yourself. Virtual reality opening the gate into Earth like a stargated transition. Pop-diva fulfillment in a shroud of a-type gender that they/them doesn’t do Competition the justice of You turned into a painting personality configuration:

You turned into a painting by Competition

Cosmic Gate & Markus Schulz’s ‘AR’ remix competition offers insane prizes

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Since the September release of “AR” on the Materia – Chapter.Two album, collaborators Cosmic Gate and Markus Schulz have kept up the momentum of the track with a huge remix opportunity.

Partnering with Groove Cruise Miami, MetaPop and Native Instruments, the duo are giving fans a chance to remix the trance anthem for a shot at some huge prizes. The winner of the remix competition for “AR” will get an opening DJ slot with Schulz on Groove Cruise Miami, taking place Jan. 26-29. In addition, the winner will receive an ocean-view stateroom for two guests, a Groove Cruise Recordings schwag bundle, and a debut of the winning remix on the Global DJ Broadcast with Schulz. To beef up the winner’s studio game, they will also receive Native Instruments’ Komplete Ultimate 11 (valued at $1,199), Native Instruments’ Maschine Mk3 (valued at $599), a Native Instruments store voucher for $200, a one-year pro subscription for LANDR, and a commercial release on Black Hole Recordings.

Those interested in submitting to the remix competition have until Nov. 29 to do so, and entries may be submitted here.


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Diplo and Katy Perry are working on bringing ‘American Idol’ back to TV

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Diplo and Katy Perry‘s brief romantic involvement fizzled out some time ago, though the moment in pop history was recently revisited when Katy Perry ranked the Major Lazer frontman third in bed behind other famous former beaus to the world via live stream. Diplo responded a few days later on Twitter in iconic Diplo fashion with, “I won the bronze medal in the sex Olympics.” Now it appears the pair are actually ready to get back down to business, though this time its reportedly in a multi-million dollar deal with ABC to reboot the music television phenomenon American Idol.

Last month, the Perry reportedly inked a deal with ABC to judge a new singing competition television show which coincides with Diplo’s recent mention to Billboard that he was in discussions with the show’s producers. Wes commented, “I’ve also been talking to American Idol on the side to try to help them with the (ABC network reboot) with Katy.”

The bronze medalist’s involvement with the show is unclear, though it appears the two pop giants are working together in some capacity on the series’ second take.

American Idol’s original run on Fox lasted 15 seasons, essentially paving the way for televised music competitions. After years of steadily declining viewership ratings, American Idol called it a day in April of 2016. ABC soon acquired the rights and announced in May of this year that the show would return, on it’s new network, for a sixteenth season in 2018.

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♫ Listen: competition – Clean Eating

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Somewhere out in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Craig Pollard is thinking. The producer, known for hushed songwriting as rice milk and zines with his good food imprint, has been hard at work with a fresh release under a new moniker: competition. Clean Eating, the first release from the act is six dusty, low-end tracks of hypnogogic proportions, swaying and rumbling with a warm warble of runny loops and messy filtered delays. Echoing the tape musings of John Maus and R. Stevie Moore, the tape swells through ghostly, crystalline glass, refracting in a million spectral directions but still finding unity inside. Pollard peeks through the curtains with a thin, sickly whisper, a lanky, almost Bradford Cox-ian croon that reads as much “charming” as it does “left-field.” Clean Eating is a warm, thoughtful release, a healthy dose of wandering vocals against a steady mix of tight-knit noise. Check it out below and pick up the tape over on Pollard’s Bandcamp.