17 Oct Minden Remix Competition – Sweet, Simple Things
Minden Remix Competition – Sweet, Simple Things
We love indie pop here at MetaPop and we’re delighted to have the saccharine filed ‘Sweet, Simple Things’ from Minden on the Remix This tip this week.
Got what it takes to become our next Remix This champion? Then enter your remix by November 01, 2016 for your chance to win one of two exclusive prizes.
Get the original track STEMS so you can create your own unique remix, spotlighting your signature sound.
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There’s a subtle sexuality that penetrates Minden’s saccharine indie pop. Erotic themes of bondage and role playing juxtapose with frontman Casey Burge’s lighter subjects, such as searching for authenticity while selecting the right soda pop — it’s all enough to leave one wiping his brow and licking her lips.
On the Portland quintet’s new album Sweet, Simple Things, Burge and his band — Lia Gist (vocals), James Taylor (guitar), Evan Houston (bass), Ryan Johnson (drums), Dan Talmadge (keys) and Papi Fimbres (percussion) — hone an evocative collection of smooth and danceable tunes, indulging in confectionary hooks laid over funky grooves. The nine song LP is delicious in its oddity, befitting feel good moments from West Coast summers to Parisian night clubs.
There are elements of indie-pop’s modern legacy favorites, evoking Phoenix, Peter, Bjorn & John and Miike Snow, or contemporaries such as Unknown Mortal Orchestra or Ariel Pink, but Minden widely pull influence from far less expected artists: Azymuth on the album’s rhythms and genre-crossing, Dâm-Funk and his modern funk boogie, and classic soul-funk heroes like Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and Bill Withers whose vibes carry on throughout. But at the core, the songwriting is still pure, pop-rock bliss with its inescapable influences running from the Beatles to Prefab Sprout.
Hit City U.S.A.
November 2, 2016
One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift card, and a commercial release on Spotify, Apple Music and Beatport. Judged by Minden and Hit City.
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One lucky remixer will receive a copy of the Minden release on vinyl, a Hit City care package, and a commercial release on Spotify, Apple Music and Beatport. Judged by Minden and Hit City. *not a cash prize.
Link to ORIGINAL Remix Contest; Minden – Sweet, Simple Things
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