SCARAMUNGA Remix Contest resultsPublished on Mercoledì, 09 Giugno 2010
Following the release of RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE's "Scaramunga EP" and self-titled full-length, Record Kicks partnered with JUNO, SOUNDCLOUD and radio show POPCORNER (Radio Rai 2) to organize the Scaramunga Remix Competiton. Two months later, a vast number of great remixes spanning from funk, afrobeat, broken beat, soulful house and even techno have been delivered to the RK dropbox on Soundcloud, making the process of choosing a single winner really tough!
After some deliberation a decision was finally made, and the time has come to announce who the lucky fellow is. So the winner of the Scaramunga Remix Competition is......drum roll please..... Brendan White aka B-Dub from Bathurst, Australia!!!! B-Dub is a jazz/funk guitarist who started trying his hand at DJing and producing 5 years ago (and with quite impressive results we might add). His first CD album, "Bossa Beat Trip" was indipendently released in 2007, and was followed by two digital EPs and an array of remixes for both Australian and International artists. Future projects include another upcoming digital EP of B-Dub funk and breaks, as well as two Hip Hop albums in which he appears as producer. Brendan is also currently rehearsing and writing with an 8 piece funk band called The B-Dub Groove Revue feat. Cathy Adams, with whom we sincerely wish him all the best! B-Dub's smashing deep funk revisitation of "Scaramunga" will be officially presented on Francesco Adinolfi's "Popcorner" show on Italian National Radio station Rai 2 this Saturday June 12th.
But that's not all! Due to the vast quantity of great-sounding remixes that arrived, RK has decided to publish a digital EP which not only includes the winning track, but also contains three other remixes. The "Scaramunga Remixed" EP includes an afrobeat rendition of "Scaramunga" by our very own Ray Lugo (Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra / L.E.S. Express), a 60s groover produced by Russian veteran Valique (Freestyle Records), a broken beat version realized by Tunefunk (Soulshift Music) as well as the original "Scaramunga" alongside the Lack Of Afro remix, as they appear on the album. "Scaramunga Remixed" will be available in all the best stores from July 9th, but is out now in advance exclusively here and on Juno! SCARAMUNGA!
RKDIGI010 RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE - "Scaramunga Remixed EP" Digital only
RK12004 RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE - "Scaramunga EP" on 12"/Digital Download
RKX031 RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE - self-titled on CD/Digital Download