Remix Contest

Deadmau5 remix promotional photo

Put your own creative spin on "Let Go” by deadmau5, featuring grabbitz

Listen to the full original on YouTube here: "Let Go” by deadmau5

Download the remix stems here: "Let Go" Remix Stems

Download "Let Go" Loop Edits (smaller chunks pulled from the stems)

NEW - “Let Go” Remix Template for GarageBand iOS (to use on iPad)

NEW - “Let Go” Remix Template for GarageBand for Mac

Submission deadline is November 1, 2019. Please note that while this year's original song is longer than in the past (11 minutes), your remix may be any length as long as you utilize elements from original material as your starting point. Continue reading below for remix-specific information, and find the full rules by clicking "Composition Contest" on the left.


Remix Contest

  1. Review all of the contest guidelines.

  2. Create your remix!

  3. Save your remix as an mp3 file titled only with your school student ID number.

  4. Upload your remix to a Google Drive folder titled only with your school student ID number. Make sure sharing is set to "On - Anyone with the link can view".

  5. Your music teacher should complete the online entry form in the nomination portal, including a link to the Google Drive folder.

  6. The $15 entry fee will be added to your school's District Festival Billing Sheet.


What is a remix?

A remixer uses one or more audio samples to create a new piece of music. For example, a vocal track that has been removed from the rest of the instruments can be placed within an entirely new backdrop of instruments and harmonies. The voice can also have its tone edited, and its pitch and rhythm changed. Another example would be when an audio sample is trimmed down to a single beat and then pitch corrected to create new melodies and rhythms. 

A variety of software is available to complete these tasks including Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro and the multi-platform Abelton Live. You can even create a remix using a simpledigital audio recording software (like the free and open-source program, Audacity). If you have any questions, simply find out what software you have access to and then use an Internet search engine to find out how you would make a remix using that software.