First off we want to thank all the folks who took time to submit tracks to the “All I Need” remix contest. Lots of tight up-and-coming producers out there. After careful consideration we’ve chosen a young producer currently residing in Arizona as our official 1st place winner. Mel Raymond goes by the name DJ DN3, his proven track record brings organic timing, great melodic arrangement and complex bass orchestration to the remix. The use of filters adds an extra dynamic to the arrangement. The sound quality is on point as well as the mix.
For our runner up we’d like to introduce you to Unda of Beatfreaks hailing from Switzerland. His remix sounds tight and brings a 80’s sound-track flavor to the song. The mix sounds big and the production is definitely on point. Check both remixes on the links below:
DN³ – The product of Chester, PA and RAHM (Reform and Healing Movement) Nation producer, artist, and DJ. In the late 90’s, DN³ developed his craft working with Philadelphia’s now defunct “3rd Floor Productions” – a production company started by himself, Johnny Bang Bang (Equalizer Beats), and the late Dane “Black Asian” King. From there he worked with various up and coming local acts from Philadelphia. Projects include Musiq Soulchild’s demo, which made way for his debut album “Aijuswannasing”. DN³’s sound could be defined as a true school and soulful Hip-Hop experience. Influences in musical style have a great variety ranging from the late J. Dilla, Marley Marl, Pete Rock, Sergio Mendes, Madlib, Wes Montgomery, and many others.
Early production works include a timely collaboration with RAHM Nation founder, Ohene. Ohene’s highly acclaimed “The Rapademics” was DN³’s first executive produced and mixed project. This venture lead the way to working closely with other RAHM Nation artists such as Random AKA MegaRan. Random’s “The Call” was another project that was heavily touched by DN³’s soulful and grimy sound. Since then, DN³’s technical work, such as production, mixing, and quality control, has been a major force behind Random’s ever-growing position in the Hip Hop world.
Producers and DJ’s lace your boots up, fire up the lab! We’re looking for a few good remixes for our new smash single “All I Need” by Emcee Nemesis featuring Jet Noise Cardi – both out of Virginia. Download the original version, the remix and the acapella. Send your remixes to firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll announce the winners this summer. Winners get featured on upcoming releases from Big Noise & Soulfixn’ Music.
This project was definitely allot of fun, we got to team up with one of our favorite emcees and one of our favorite producers – we came up with our first release from the Big Noise label. In collaboration with our Detroit affiliate Soulfixn’ Music we present the single release ”All I Need” this hip-hop anthem is no doubt a classic. Calling on the rap game to raise the bar… Emcee Nemesis and Jet Noise Cardi bring the business to any rapper who wants to step to the M-I-C… seasoned vocals over tight hip-hop slaps! Check the production by Boon Doc, Colorado’s own Boonie Mayfield – first place winner of the Red Bull beat competition 2009 and 2010. Mayfield definitely has the potential to be the next 9th Wonder, be sure to keep your ear-to-the-street.
Production on the original / remix by Boonie Mayfield out of Colorado, co-production by Noiseman out of California (edits & bass-line original version) – this single project was mixed and mastered by Noiseman at Studio 914. Verse one & three vocals by Emcee Nemesis, verse two vocals by Jet Noise Cardi both recorded in Virginia.