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Beatport.com is hosting a competition inviting entries to remix ‘Sweat’, Stacey Pullen’s 1998 classic under his Black Odyssey moniker. The track was the first release on the Detroit legend’s then-fledgling Blackflag Recordings imprint and its re-release is fitting considering the resurgent form of the label today, with rising talent Nathan Barato, Sergio Fernandez and Tony Dee all lining up for releases in the past six months.
Speaking recently to Beatport.com, Pullen says the fans dictated the track’s re-release as much as his own desire to unearth the unforgotten classic:
“I’d get so many emails from fans asking if I was going to ever re-release ‘Sweat’ but I wasn’t satisfied with releasing the single without a remix or a different version because I still have a few vinyl copies left, so I may as well just give them out as a special giveaway on my tour. But when I got the call from Beatport saying that they were interested in organising a remix contest, it gave ‘Sweat’ a whole new angle as to what the possibilities could be to do a proper relaunch of the first track that started Blackflag Recordings.
The remix competition is open from Wednesday 23 January. The final submission date is Monday 4 February. Pullen is clear with what expects for entrants: “I’m curious to hear what the new generation of producers will do. Be innovative with your thought process.”
The winner will see their version released on Blackflag Recordings in late March, supported by a worldwide press campaign. They will also receive a Pro Producer course from the award-winning Point Blank Music School based in London that offers world class, tutor-led music courses and learning programs. Former students include Claude VonStroke and Nicole Moudaber. A sound library courtesy of Sounds/To/Sample rounds out the prize.