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    Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:22:20

    "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World" Remix Contest Begins - Musicians can create their remix of "Fight"

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    Indaba Music, the top online destination for music creation, ABKCO Records and Universal Pictures announced that fans of super producers Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney, Travis), Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Cullum, Kasabian, Handsome Boy Modeling School) and fellow Indaba and non-Indaba musicians can now visit http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/scott-pilgrim-remix-contest to remix the song "Fight" from Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (Original Score Composed by Nigel Godrich).

    ABKCO Records will release both the soundtrack (for which Godrich served as executive producer) and score albums on August 10 in advance of the film's national theatrical debut on August 13. Michael Cera of Juno fame plays the title character in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, a bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-Omb and he has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is battling her seven evil exes that are coming to kill him. Seven evil exes? Sounds like Miss Flowers may be used goods.

    The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Score Remix Contest, launched last week, has already received tremendous response from mixologists around the globe, with more than 1,500 musicians entering in the first seven days of the competition. Entrants are in competition to win a full band's set of Fender equipment (see below), with the runners-up winning additional Fender gear. Submissions will be accepted through August 16 to be followed by a two-week open vote. After the vote, Edgar Wright and Dan the Automator will handpick the Grand Prize Winner, who will also be given the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one Indaba Music collaboration with Dan the Automator. That's a pretty awesome grand prize, if you are into this sort of thing.

    Dan stated, "I'm really looking forward to working with the Indaba community of musicians on the SPVTW score contest. The scene from the film in which 'Fight' is used is when Patel shows up, Ramona Flowers' first evil ex, to battle Scott Pilgrim. Just as you're getting used to Pilgrim's world and everything's starts to make sense -- all hell breaks loose!" Contestants are able to use as many or as few of the sounds and dialogue audio from the film as they wish to create a remixed version of the "Fight" theme. Dan adds, "I'm sure we're gonna tap into some new and exciting talent. Nigel's score is a gem and there are some really fun elements to work with, I can't wait to get started."

    Dan the Automator, who collaborated with Godrich on the tracks "Slick (Patel's Song)" and "Ninja Ninja Revolution" on the score album, is a San Francisco-based hip-hop producer whose elaborate conceptual projects, wildly imaginative productions and offbeat sense of humor have made him one of the leading figures on the underground alternative rap scene. His work on such diverse projects as the Gorillaz, Rapper's Delight Remix and The Charlie Parker Remix Project make him an Indaba community favorite.

    Grand Prize Winner (selected by the judges from all of the submissions) will receive an amazing gear package for their entire band, including:

    • A one-of-a-kind custom Scott Pilgrim Fender Stratocaster guitar designed with the creative participation of "Scott Pilgrim" graphic novel series creator Bryan Lee O'Malley

    • Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty 120V Amp
    • Fender Standard Stratocaster guitar
    • Fender Standard P Bass
    • Gibraltar 6608 Motorcycle throne
    • Gretsch Blackhawk 5 piece Drum Set with hardware
    • Set of Sabian cymbals

    • The winner will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Dan the Automator through Indaba!

    • A one-of-a-kind custom Scott Pilgrim Fender Stratocaster guitar!
    • SWR Working Pro 15 120V Amp

    3rd Place(selected by the judges from all of the submissions) will receive:
    • A Fender Standard Stratocaster guitar
    • Fender G-Dec 3 Thirty 120V Amp

    10 Honorable Mentions (selected by the judges from the 25 most popular mixes) will each receive a signed copy of the soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

    Are you going to enter this totally awesome contest?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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