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Richard Durand vs. Africa & The Middle East - Contest Now Open

Monday, June 04, 2012
Daniel Taibleson

You could be co-producing a track for one of EDM’s hottest properties’ new album!

With the first two regions EPs already released and the North American edition out this week, ‘Vs The World’ - Richard Durand’s unique, collaborative new album - is rolling hard! Bedroom studio-heads, notebook jotting songwriters and shower singing starlets from across Africa and the Middle East, get your selves primed. The challenge awaits! Someone in the region is going to be collaborating with Richard on a track for the album! [youtube id="PCorMmJhl8k" width="620" height="360"] The Progressive Brothers, Dennis Sender and, most recently, Huge Euge have become the first fledgling artists to become co-producers on this extraordinary boundary-breaking audio-odyssey. Created from the track stems Richard has been placing online since last November, their studio work has been making the cut on club floors worldwide. The penultimate regional round of the Richard Durand vs. The World contest is now opened… Producers, singers and songwriters from across the Middle East and Africa, the spotlight has swung your way! Head to Richard’s website from May 21st, click ‘Download’ on the App and grab his base track. The direction you take it in from there is entirely up to you! Tempo, feel, angle and atmosphere – its all in your hands. Apply your melodies, FX, top-lines, bass, percussion and kicks. Hey, do whatever you gotta do to make that sucker pop!! You can network with other likeminds online to create it: you produce/they sing, vice versa, or whichever dynamic works! Once your opus is complete (you have until the June 18th to complete and deliver), head back to the website, click ‘Upload’… and put that opus into contention!
So, what’s in it for you studio-heads?
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! 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, last and by no means least, it’ll be South America’s turn. First dates on the timetable are as follows: Richard Durand Vs. Africa & The Middle East: 21/05/12 submission deadline: 18/06/12 This is co-production on a never before attempted (and quite literally global) scale, people! A yearlong 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!

Richard Durand vs. The World EP Asia 

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Richard Durand vs. The World EP Europe

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Richard Durand vs. The World EP America

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