* Region 1 Contest Winner Announced; ‘Asia + Australia EP’ Released, Including ‘Loose Unit’ Collab With tyDi & Richard’s Own ‘Chopstick’.
* Region 2 Contest (Europe & Russia) Now Open!
* Enter The Richard Durand Vs. The World Competition And You Could Be Co-Producing On His New Album!
* This Year You’ll Believe An Album Can Fly!
Fledgling Indian outfit the Progressive Brothers have become the first artists to become co-producers on the extraordinary boundary breaking ‘Richard Durand Vs. The World’ album project. Created from the track stems Richard placed online back in November, their track ‘Veda’ won out in the fiercely contested Australia/Asia quarter of the competition. With DJ Mag saying: “Durand excels with the first of his ‘Vs. The World’ EPs”, his solo track for the EP ‘Chopstick’ is a seismic club-shocker that you’ll be hearing plenty of in his sets over the coming month! Mixmag meanwhile described the EP’s tyDi collab, entitled ‘Loose Unit’ as “working in some great robust riffs and warping, avant-garde piano lines”. Richard Durand’s ‘Australia/Asia’ is out to buy now and available through all good download stores, (the full tracklist is below).
The second regional round of the Richard Durand vs. The World contest has now opened… The action now moves onto Europe and Russia, so producers, singers and songwriters inside the region – you’re up! Head to Richard’s Facebook Fanpage, click ‘Download’ on the App and grab the base track. Where you choose to take it from there is all up to you! Speed, style, atmosphere or angle – the choice is all yours. Apply your riffs, melodies, FX, top-lines, mainlines, bass, percussion – hey, do what you gotta do to make it pop! You can network with other likeminds online to create it – you produce/they sing, vice versa, or whichever dynamic works for you! Once your is complete (you have until the 20th of February to finish it), head back to the Fanpage click ‘Upload’… and put that opus into contention!
Beside fame and everlasting glory, you mean!? Well, if you win you’ll receive a writing share of the tracks and 50% of the artists’ royalties (which will vary depending on how many co-producers there are). You will have co-produced a track with Richard Durand – one of the most sought after EDM artists out there – and become a featured artist on his new album. Additionally you’ll have had the kudos of having taken part in a ground-breaking, high-profile release and one that might just put YOU squarely on electronic dance music’s map for the first time! Richard Durand Feat. Your Name Here – just imagine it…
The When And Where:
In Vs. The World, every region gets its turn! The global timetable has started. After the current round closes it’ll be North America’s turn. First dates on the timetable are as follows:
Richard Durand Vs. The World Australia/Asia EP – Out Now
01: Richard Durand ‘Chopstick’
02: Richard Durand & tyDi ‘Loose Unit’
03: Richard Durand & The Progressive Brothers ‘Veda’
Richard Durand Vs. Europe & Russia: 23/01/12 submission deadline: 20/02/12
Richard Durand vs. Europe & Russia released: March 19th, 2012
Richard Durand Vs. North America: 19/03/12 submission deadline: 16/04/12
Richard Durand vs. North America released: May 14th, 2012
This is co-production on a never before attempted (and quite literally global) scale, people! A year-long mission to create a totally unique album that joins all the continents and all four corners of the globe. This is Richard Durand… VS. THE WORLD!