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Monday, April 30, 2012

Hard Ton vs. Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca Three Music Videos In One

Hard Ton is the Lady Gaga of underground House music. Don't judge this weird character by his make-up or clothes, I truly believe he has a wonderful voice. The singer has collaborated with Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca, two of the greatest producers of the Nu Old School sound of this era! In the music video below, you'll see Hard Ton performing three songs, the first one is an unreleased track named "Blame It On The E", the second and third tunes are both remixes produced by Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca, "In This Moment" & "Pretty Baby" are now available at Beatport. Watch the video, this will make you laugh out loud . . .

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Canada's Largest Electronic Music Festival Sent Ravers To The Hospital

More than two dozen people ended up in hospital, two in critical condition during a weekend-long rave in Edmonton, billed as Canada’s largest electronic music festival. Alberta Health Services says most of those patients were dealing with drug or alcohol-related issues. Many of the overdoses involved the drug ecstasy. Many were impressed with the security at the event, which was expected to attract more than 10,000 people over two nights.

Police and city officials expressed concern how a spike in sexual assault complaints and drug overdoses during raves puts pressure on emergency services. But rave promoters claimed they are being unfairly targeted and events like the Elements Music Festival put Edmonton on the map, artistically and musically by bringing a world-class event to the city.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

The World's First DJ Dog

DJ Mama is an adorable French Bulldog that copies whatever notes his owner plays in a vynil turntable. Somehow, the dog doesn’t just scratch the record, but really follows the beat. Check out the video below, this is not fake at all; you can see the dog's muscle actually pumping up when he moves the vinyl. Today this cute dog is an Internet celebrity, if you want to watch more related videos, check out its official website.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Preview "Let The Rain Come Down" By Kid Ghost Incluiding Remixes From Eddie Andrews & Chuck De Monte

The past year has been pretty good so far for New York born and raised Kid Ghost. With a Top 50 Beatport hit on Juciy Music as well as DJing Pacha, Basic NYC and many other big name venues. In between gigs he has been staying busy in the studio creating one hit track after another. Starting with his follow up release "Don’t Stop" on Living The Dream Records and now on May 1st his second track on Living The Dream Records will be released entitled “Let The Rain Come Down.”

"Let The Rain Come Down" is just like any other Kid Ghost release, it makes you want to dance. With infectious vocals and progressive driving beat it is perfect for any DJ and any dance floor. Accompanying the release will be 2 remixes from two very talented up and coming DJs and producers, Eddie Andrews and Chuck DeMonte.

Chuck DeMonte, label founder of Living The Dream Records, has only been at it for 2 years and has already started his own label and has had releases on Oscar P’s Tocame and Azucar Records. This will be Eddie Andrews first release on LTD but from the sound of it, it will not be his last. "Let The Rain Come Down" will be out May 1st on Beatport, Itunes and all other major digital retailers. So mark it on your calendar because you don’t want to miss this release.

Check out preview’s here from LTD’s Soundcloud.

Kid Ghost Original Mix

Chuck DeMonte Remix

Eddie Andrew Remix

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Mr. Oizo Releases New EP 'Stade 3' For Free

Mr. Oizo has just released a new EP, the sequentially-titled 'Stade 3'. As if that wasn’t already awesome enough news, Oizo is letting you download it for free. As seems to be the ever-growing trend, the Ed Banger-signee is offering the new EP via his website. However, this is not the usual one-click-download type deal – rather, you’ll have to navigate your way through the Frenchman’s very-amusing and maze-like website to find the download link. Have fun downloading Mr Oizo's new EP for free. It'll take you a while untill you discover how to do it . . .

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DJack Snyder Is Poised For Big Things

DJack Snyder is a newcomer in the electronic scene. The Swiss guy is producing some badass thunderstorm tracks with his amazing synthesizers and bonkers beats. It seems that he's going to be big! Inspired by famous artists like Dada Life, Boys Noize and Bassjackers he created his first single called "Exploit", and in the next few months he'll be working on his first album. For some previews just visit his Soundcloud profile.

To give you a quick view into his already released songs we try our best to describe four of his tracks in the next few sentences.

Obviously, with "Exploit" DJack landed his best hit. Rough basses, pure Electro feeling and an astonishing tune made this track perfect for the dancefloor. "I Am Noize" and "Dirty Acid" are two perfect examples of modern Electro music. With "Dirty Acid" he's surfing the Boys Noize Acid House wave. Last but not least his Afrojack Dutch House style release "Complex", typical high-pitched sounds and a minimal bassline let you mean that you previously heard this track in a Chuckie set.

For all those who decided to check out his Soundcloud profile, there's waiting "Enfant Terrible" for you to download.  

To know more about DJack Snyder, please check out the links below


Friday, April 27, 2012

Simian Mobile Disco - Put Your Hands Together

Video directed and animated by Hans Lo, for ISO studios, taken from the forthcoming album, "Unpatterns" by Simian Mobile Disco. The hypnotic electronic sound of "Put Your Hands Together" will send you to the third dimension, now close your your eyes, play the video below and relax!


Legendary Manchester's Hacienda Nightclub To Open Its Doors Again

Manchester's legendary institution and club brand, Hacienda is set to open its doors again for a special one off party in the car park. The former club, which is now a block of flats, is set to host one final party in the building to celebrate The Hacienda’s 30th Birthday, with a line up of famous Hacienda residents, on May 21. Before you get too excited, the bash is limited to 500 guests. For those that can't get into the first party, entitled X1, there will be another two events X2 and X3 held at Sankeys, June 2 and 4. X2 falls on the Saturday of Jubilee weekend with Laurent Garnier and Julian Martin (Dirtybird), and X3 will bring Kevin Saunderson, Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Allister Whitehead, 808 State DJ’s, Peter Hook and Dave Haslam. For more information click here.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

House Music Label Defected Sees Business Boom After Strategy Change

Defected Records was forced to diversify after losing 80% of its recording revenue since 2006. The firm blames illegal file sharers for the majority of the losses, causing falling sales of CDs, vinyl and digital music files. But now the record label boasts an international following thanks in part to it presenting more than 200 live events each year, showcasing its artists in  Asia, Europe, South America, and Australia.

Big names on the House music scene such as Junior Jack, Dennis Ferrer, and The Shapeshifters are among the acts that perform at Defected nights in 40 countries. The company employs 22 people at a time when many independent record labels have gone to the wall. It was set up 13 years ago by former EMI and Polygram executive Simon Dunmore, who has managed to navigate the label through tough times. The producer & DJ said at the height of its power, Defected would sell 50,000 copies of track that did not even make the charts. Now though, it relies on live club night events and festivals.


Turbo Recordings To Release New Techno Compilation

'New Jack Techno' is the name of the upcoming compilation, which will be released on June 18th, 2012. You might associate Montreal producer and DJ Tiga's label Turbo with Electroclash music, judging from releases over the past few years from the man himself and names like Boys Noize and Chromeo. But recently the label has been revisiting its Techno roots with brand new singles from artists like Sei A, Terence Fixmer, and Milano. This shift in direction is comprehensively profiled on 'New Jack Techno', which features ten previously unreleased tracks from current Turbo signees and some new faces as well.  

01. Gingy & Bordello - Iron & Water
02. Locked Groove - Different Paths
03. J. Tijn - The Anti MIxdown
04. Milano - Wasteland
05. Locked Groove & Gingy - Tie Dye
06. Clouds - Gang 49
07. Sei A - Mercy Bass
08. Nautiluss - Troubleman
09. Duke Dumont - Underground Persistence
10. Tomas Andersson - Stickingar


Sh*t People Say To DJs

Watch these funny videos about absurd things that people say to DJs. These have all been said to regular club DJs and we're not kidding! These videos, which pokes fun at the DJing culture, were uploaded to YouTube and shows the most hilarious nonsense requests made by silly clubbers. Everything has been exposed, the funniest part was: "Can you play Justin Bieber?" WTF... lol.


Azari & III - Lost In Time (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)

To coincide with Independent Record Store Day, Torontonian four-piece Azari & III release a brand new remix of a track from their acclaimed debut album. Finnish DJ and Producer Jori Hulkkonen, renowned across the blogosphere for his version of Corey Harts 1980s hit "Sunglasses at Night", strips back the original's percussion to deliver a contemporary Chicago influenced House groove.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chez Damier Interview 2012

Chez Damier Interview 2012 (4:06 minutes)
He's a living legend of House music, although he doesn't know how to define this complex music genre. In this interesting interview, the DJ also explains how he got into the music scene and reveals the main purpose of all his productions.


Cocolores - Vox

Cocolores is Jason Heath and Manuel Garay, two youngsters from Munich who produce a unique blend of 90s House music with a delictable tinge of modern urban funkiness. With their debut release "Heart Quest" they have conquered the hearts of many DJs and beautiful girls & boys. "Vox" is their follow-up on Exploited. See the videoclip below.


DJs In The Mix at Rhonda "Queen of the Desert" 2012 Party

Coachella off-site parties are now as important as the event itself to many L.A. attendees, especially as they shift away from heavy-handed corporate branding and zero in on club culture. In case you missed the party during the Coachella weekend, here are some video footages of  the latest event organized by A Club Called Rhonda, known as Los Angeles mecca for House music, Disco, and polysexual hard partying! Famous worldwide DJs were invited to this event, such as DJ Harvey, Tiger & Woods, Aeroplane, among others. The fun event took place at at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs.
                                                                                                       DJ Harvey

                                                                                                      Tiger & Woods


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mumbai Science - Researchers (Original Mix)

This pounding Techno music sounds so fucking fantastic! with "Researchers", Mumbai Science experiments with chopped up vocals and 80s strings, combining them with their trademark sound. Da Da Da Dan-ce . . .


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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Hacker - Shockwave (Original Mix)

The Hacker is one of todays most talented and innovative French Techno artists. Almost all his productions are influenced by Kraftwerk and 80's New Wave bands, such as Depeche Mode.

One of his latest release of 2012 was "Shockwave", which got the special old school vibe we all love! It's awesome an danceable you must listen to this track!



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fashion Guide For Men ► Animal Print

Animal print is a clothing and fashion style in which the garment is made to resemble the pattern of the skin and fur of an animal such as a leopard, cheetah, zebra, tiger, spotted hyena, striped hyena, giraffe or monkey. A major difference between animal prints and fur clothing is that animal prints today very often use fake fur instead of animal coat. Now it's time for the boys to feel exotic and wild!

Print t-shirt by ASOS. Constructed in pure cotton. Featuring an all over contrast leopard print, a scoop neck with a bound edge and short length sleeves, in a regular fit. The print vest can be combined with slim jeans.

Printed shirt by The Village Green. Constructed in lightweight crisp cotton. Featuring a contrast animal print design, button down collar, short length sleeves with a front button closure and curved hem, in a regular fit.

Slim fit blazer by ASOS. Constructed in unlined cotton with an all-over leopard print, washed for a worn-in effect. Featuring bound seams, notch lapels, a three-button fastening, multiple patch pockets and a centre back vent.
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Shoes by Underground. Constructed from suede. Featuring a three hole blind eyelet opening, waxed cotton laces, pony hair effect vamp with suede sides and upper, pointed toebox, ribbed creeper sole with textured tread.
Three pack trunks by River Island. Featuring a soft cotton construction with contrasting animal print and plain designs, striped waistband, contour seams, longer cut to the leg and a formfitting style.


Voxels - Nasty

"Nasty" by Voxels got a steady beat and warm bass line that will get you ready for all sorts of mischief. It's sexy and hypnotizing groove will surely be a favorite with the ladies, which obviously makes it a favorite with the guys as well. What else can we say? The night is young, let the nasty games begin. Music video directed and filmed by XMRR a.k.a Pedro Chamorra.


DJ Danny Tenaglia Leaves The House Music Industry

New York House DJ Danny Tenaglia has dramatically announced he is pressing pause on his career. The 51-year-old club legend and Grammy-nominated producer who had residencies in the 90s at New York’s biggest megaclubs Twilo, Tunnel and the Roxy, said he is resigning and left a farewell message on his Facebook page Tuesday that shocked the electronic-music world. We will miss him!

Danny Tenaglia ↓
“I have seen the mountaintop as a DJ and I just need to STOP and smell the roses of my life and simply try to Grow Up and BE who I really am. I know many people think I am wealthy, but I am not! I have lived well and have very nice things to show for my earnings, but I cannot stop working!”


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hed Kandi Announces Ibiza 10 Years Celebrations

This summer, Hed Kandi will celebrate the 10th year of their spectacular Ibiza residency. The iconic parties have now become a glistening jewel in the Island's calendar and 2012 promises to provide the ultimate in Hed Kandi hedonism at the legendary Es Paradis. Each weekend they plan to celebrate with lavish live shows, world-class DJs, exquisite dancers, mind-boggling aerial artists and acrobats all beautifully co-ordinating a visual and audio feast. Hed Kandi began its time in Ibiza with underground parties at the Ibiza Town's Base Bar and the Es Vive Hotel, before moving on to bigger spots at El Divino, Space and Es Paradis. Tickets are priced at €30 (£24.60) and are available now.


Antoine Le Funk - Nu Old School Short Mix

1) Tom Trago - Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix)
2) Ellen Allien - Need (Original Mix)
3) Cajmere - Percolator (Jamie Jones Vault Remix)
4) NT89 - Voices (Original Mix)
5) Maelstrom - House Music (Boston Bun Remix)
6) Little Boots - Every Night I Say A Prayer (Tensnake Remix)


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Monday, April 16, 2012

Kraftwerk To Release New Album Soon

In an interview with the New York Times, Kraftwerk's Ralf Hütter has revealed, in a rather cryptic fashion, that the band are working on a new album. The new material will be the band's first since 2003's 'Tour De France Soundtracks', and their first since founder member Florian Schneider departed the band in 2008. The interview followed on from Kraftwerk's eight-night residency at New York's Museum of Modern Art last week, where the band performed each album in full on consecutive nights, as well as a wide selection of other material.

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Kraftwerk is a living organism, music is never finished. It starts again tomorrow. The record is just a record, but for us it’s nearly boring. We like better the programs that we can operate with. So we are operating, we are upgrading, we are updating continuously. There’s continuous reprogramming going on, and composition and new concepts are also coming . . . We learn from noise, and we learn from going to clubs.”

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mark Knight Interview 2012

Mark Knight Interview 2012 (2:16 minutes)
Check out this short interview with the popular DJ Mark Knight. This video was recorded at this year's Winter Music Conference, where Mark talks about Sensation Amsterdam 2012, set to take place in the Amsterdam Arena on the 7th July. If you are interested to assist at this event, you can visit this website  http://www.sensation.com.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

House Master DJ Sneak Tries Out The Pioneer RMX-1000

Original House Master DJ Sneak gave the RMX-1000 a thorough rinsing after being shown the isolator and scene effects by Rik Parkinson at the suite of  The Shelborne Hotel in Miami. Playing over twelve gigs during his time in Miami promoting his hot Fabric CD, Sneak told Rik how he could just play for hours with one track and remix it on the fly using the RMX-1000.  As you can notice in the video below, this product looks amazing, but it's stupidly expensive; I hope we can all find similar products in the market with an affordable price soon.


Tensnake Remixes Little Boots' New Single "Every Night I Say A Prayer"

This is a world exclusive remix, Tensnake did a great job this time! Although, I would have preferred to listen a remix version with less vocals, and more suitable for clubs. The new song is available on a limited vinyl edition out specially for Record Store Day. More info at http://www.littlebootsdaily.com


Friday, April 13, 2012

Ellen Allien - Need (Original Mix)

"Need" treats us to a pure House beat as classic as it gets. But you soon realize that this carefree party vibe isn't really taking itself seriously brass hooks and playful vocal samples quickly and firmly take root in your auditory canals, leading you to hear "Need" as a tongue-in-cheek parody of House music. An eight-minute happy-hormone treatment with no side effects!



Tom Trago - Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix)

"Use Me Again" is Tom Trago's evergreen club classic. Originally released at the start of 2010 it became a staple track in many a DJ set. The track is based around an infectious loop in true disco spirit, it lights up every dancefloor its been played to. The original version has been yet again remastered for 2012 release. Carl Craig has been one of the track's biggest fans ever since it came out, playing it out in almost every set at a certain point. For this release he came up with a typical c2 re-tweak.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

I:Cube Forthcoming Album "M" Megamix Video Teaser

After nine years of wait, the highly anticipated new album from DJ/producer I:Cube is finally upon us! Check the brand new video teaser of I:Cube forthcoming album “M” Megamix due to be released on Versatile Records worldwide on May 7th and in France on April 30th, alongside a series of vinyl EPs. The video teaser contains many excerpts of the DJ mixed 24 tracks long player from the French producer and features original material from New York director Luke Wyatt. For more information click here.

“M” Megamix Album Tracklist
In Alpha
Get The Fever
Makossa Suspens
N'Dololo X M
Magnetic Mambo
Club Miniature
Popular Electronics
Too Old For This


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chicago's Legendary Trax Records Is Back!

The original Chicago record label Trax, a vital imprint in the growth of House music and at various points the home of Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Principle, DJ Pierre, Joey Beltram, Armando, Marshall Jefferson and more, is alive once again in this new decade. The label will release Little Boots' upcoming single "Every Night I Say a Prayer", which was produced by Hercules & Love Affair's Andy Butler. This makes it the first Trax release in over half a decade. The 12″ vinyl, will include remixes from Joe Smooth and Tensnake. Wait for the official release on April 21st, 2012.

In the video below, Rachael Cain from Trax Records talks about the history of the record label.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Simian Mobile Disco - Seraphim

Simian Mobile Disco are one of the most successful electronic music acts around today. It's verifiable fact. Funny thing is, though, the duo of James Ford and James Shaw never planned it that way. The boys are back with a brand new music video, for their second single of the year, entitled "Seraphim".  The video which was directed by Aoife McArdle portrays different obsessive-compulsive tendencies.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (2012 Remixes)

Peter Slaghuis was a legend in the world of House music during the late 80s, He released his tracks under the name Hithouse. His best known work, "Jack To The Sound Of The Underground", which reached  the #1 postion of the House music charts has been remixed today for the new generation of clubbers and ravers. Listen to these new versions below, but personally, I will love forever and ever the classic original track. So, forget about shitty commercial dance pop music, and Jack To The Sound Of The Underground!   

Addy van der Zwan Remix

Koen Groeneveld Remix


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Nina Kraviz Interview 2012

Nina Kraviz Interview 2012 (9:08 minutes)
The most popular female DJ of the moment talks about her first album release! Nina Kraviz, an icon in the world of underground club music, seems to be surprised by her own success, which she describes it as a magical feeling.

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Modek Performs at Panoramas Festival 2012

Modek was scheduled on the second stage of the Panoramas Festival 2012. In the video, he plays his latest remix for Keith & Supabeatz new track "Grip". In the recent years, Modek has helped to put again Belgium on the electronic music board. Enjoy!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Shapeshifters Interview 2012

The Shapeshifters Interview 2012 (13:08 minutes)
Exclusive Interview with The Shapeshifters, right before their set at Zouk Club Singapore. Talking about EDM, House Music, Defected Records, and the industry in general terms.


Spektre - Cyclik (Original Mix)

Richard Wackley & Paul Maddox, better know as Spektre don't need any introduction anymore because of their huge discography they have been building over the last years. "Cyclik" is a big builder which has been tested out on a regular base with stunning results. Make sure you have a listen and then off course buy the release!  



Friday, April 6, 2012

Tom Trago - Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix)

Carl Craig does a very Detroit job of his brand new remix, putting a simple kick and hat combo over the top of the original and exaggerating Tom Trago's crafty edits and FX for a similar but equally fun version. If you need something to inspire all manner of camp histrionics on the dancefloor, then reach for this bad boy and watch the party set alight. Watch the music video below.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Osunlade Interview 2012

Osunlade Interview 2012 (3:12 minutes)
Osunlade talks in this video interview, about his forthcoming 'In The House' compilation for Defected Records. Osunlade's new compilation represents the culmination of a life spent in and around music. In it, he draws on a lifelong obsession with melody, song and groove, creating a deeply personal two-disc mix that touches on the many influences that have made him the revered DJ he is today. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Loudnessboy - Skyless (Original Mix)

Loudnessboy is a magnificent DJ & producer from the San Luis, Az. This track that we bring is new and unsinged! Is a very housy track and the perfect song to dance at any club. For more information about Loudnessboy's upcoming releases, click here Twitter.com/loudnessboy

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Laurent Garnier feat. LBS Crew - Jacques In The Box

Exclusive video, "Jacques In The Box" is Laurent Garnier's new banger from the 'Timeless' EP, out on Ed Banger Records. This video will scare the shit out of you, don't watch it, if you are susceptible to unrealistic nightmares, i.e. big eyes flying all over the city. Video courtesy of Pablo Orlowsky.


Destructo - Technology

Music video by Destructo for his newest single "Technology". Find out what can happen to you if you discovered that your girlfriend is a robot. Well, probably, you will return it to the factory due to its dysfunction of the lack of love. This video will make you wonder, How can a robot love humans? Video directed by Agata Alexander.


Mortal Kombat Epic Flash Mob

Watch a small group of guys flash dancing, dressed up as Mortal Kombat characters. They decided to dance in public playing a remixed theme song on their boombox. Scorpion, Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Smoke share most of the screen time, but Sub-Zero makes the occasional appearance at the end of the video. LOL this is unbelievable but true!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NT89 - Voices (Original Mix)

"Voices" is the Fool's Gold debut from rising electronic star NT89, a hypnotic burst of chopped club music built on echo chamber snare hits, endlessly rolling tom toms and the craziest vocal-as-synthesizer since Ferris stole a Ferrari to the tune of Yello's "Oh Yeah."



Monday, April 2, 2012

Carl Cox In Search of DJs to Join Him In Ibiza

The Revolution Recruits DJ Contest is inviting applicants to submit a 30 minute DJ set via Mixcloud for consideration, from which four winners will be chosen and put up in Ibiza to perform alongside the dance music veteran DJ Carl Cox. The bad news is that, sadly, the prize is only open to European applicants. But the good news is that Carl has also announced that he’s also out to establish an official theme track for the legendary Tuesday night parties, and yes, he’s looking for submissions from anywhere in the world. The Revolution Recruits Theme Contests is seeking producers to transform samples into a track that “will best communicate the spirit of Carl’s Revolution”. The winning track will be used as part of Revolution Recruits promo, and officially released after the 2012 season has wrapped-up. To enter the production contest, click here.