Singer Tatiana Owens and producer DJ Ayres just released Beautiful People, a cover of Barbara Tucker’s 1994 classic house anthem, updated with a UK Garage swagger, a big ol’ bassline and Tatiana’s soaring diva vocals. Now you can add your own beautiful touch to “Beautiful People” by remixing the track using any sample, any style, any way you want! The winner will receive $250 plus the opportunity to be on an official release coming out via DJ Ayres & Tittsworth’s T&A Records.
The competition is made possible by Legitmix, technology that helps remixers and the artists they sample get credited and paid. Stream & buy “Beautiful People” below and keep reading for contest rules.
COMPETITION – POWERED BY THE GOOD PEOPLE AT LEGITMIX
1) Go to www.mediafire.com/?c58akubbv8svr13 and download the acapella and stems.
2) Make a remix using any sample that can be found in iTunes. You MUST use a sample and be willing to identify it.
3) Submit your track to the “Beautiful People” Legitmix page: http://lgt.mx/@m
4) Add a photo, bio and social links to your Legitmix profile.
Deadline to enter is Dec 31, 2013. The winner will be contacted by email. Please don’t share your work until the winner has been announced.
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About the artists:
Tatiana Owens is a 21 year-old Harlem-based singer, whose music has been featured on MTV, VH1 and Showtime. “Black and White,” her collaboration with Ayres’s The Rub crew and rapper Bigg Base, went to #1 on the RapNetwork Record Breakers College Chart, and her song “Pendulum” was nominated for Best Pop Song at the Hollywood Music Awards. Follow on Twitter and Like on Facebook.
DJ Ayres is your favorite DJ’s third favorite DJ. The Village Voice called DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven’s monthly Brooklyn party, The Rub, “the best party to dance sweatily to smart music.” And the New York Times called Ayres “One of New York’s best mixtape DJs.” He has shared bills with Gucci Mane, Diplo, Justice, LCD Soundsystem and The Chemical Brothers – and toured with A-Trak, Ghostface and Bun B. Ayres makes music and releases it on T&A Records with his partner Tittsworth. Follow on Twitter and Like on Facebook.
TUE, DECEMBER 31, 2013
THE RUB NYE
DJ Ayres & DJ Eleven
Special Guests Nick Catchdubs & Prince Klassen
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York
Tonight we’re proud to present the release party for our ace Marco Polo’s Port Authority 2: The Director’s Cut. It’s a rap album and features Organized Konfusion, Inspectah Deck, King Tee, MC Eiht, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier and roughly 75 other legends, rapping over rap beats. You can buy it on iTunes.
Download Marco Polo’s remix of The Rub “Feel You” featuring Lil Fame & Misun, for FREE!
“When my friends at The Rub asked me to DJ their holiday party back in 2007 I didn’t really know what to play, so apparently I decided to play everything. In just under 50 minutes this set goes from Damian Marley to Super Cat to KRS-ONE to Souls of Mischief to Lisa Lisa to Vybz Kartel to The Eurythmics to Pitbull. So weird. Enjoy.”
Adidas asked us to make a mix for their Classics series, so we picked up our crystal ball and predicted 25 Future Classics. These are some of our favorite rap records from the last year and change, with a sprinkling of rock, dancehall and trap, mixed in a relentless Rub Radio style.
Mixcloud has all 31 years of our expansive ‘History of Hip-Hop’ series.
This time capsule approach to each year uncovers a slew of already forgotten gems. Ayres says it best: ” I think that hip-hop has this canon of “old-school” jams that get played at parties and make it onto “greatest of all time” lists, but over time the canon shrinks, and you’re left with a bunch of songs that represent current tastes rather than what was good at the time. As a DJ this can be frustrating, because we don’t want to be limited to Biggie, Tupac, Tribe, etc. We love those artists and but also feel there are lots of other great forgotten artists who were maybe less influential but still have records that will rock at a party. So I hope the series can do something to push back against that narrow-mindedness, or forgetfulness, or whatever you want to call it, that shrinking awareness that happens over time. It would be a shame if in 20 years the Throwback at Noon show was comprised of only Eminem, Drake and Lil Wayne…”
If you are looking for tracklistings, check the History of Hip-Hop category listing on the far right for a listing for each year!
More photos from The Rub Halloween party are up on The Rub Facebook Page
This Saturday is The Rub’s annual Halloween party, pretty much our favorite party of the year, so we hollered at a couple of our favorite DJs to rock at the Bell House with us. Here are a couple of mixtapes from Bo Bliz and Prince Klassen for you to listen to while you’re getting your costume straight: