Richard Durand vs. South America: Contest Now Open!

(Out now through Black Hole Recordings/Magik Muzik)

KA-POW! With the first three region EPs already released and the Africa/Middle East hitting download stores this week, ‘Vs The World’ – Richard Durand’s one-of-a-kind, album-in-the-making – is entering its final phase! Aspiring studio-junkies, notebook-jotting songwriters and podium singing starlets from across South America, its time to take the stage. Your EDM challenge awaits! Someone in your region is going to be collaborating with Richard on a track for the album!

The journey for the Progressive Brothers, Dennis Sender, Huge Euge and most recently Stefan Viljoen has started. They’ve become the first initiate 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 kicking ass and taking names on club floors worldwide.

KER-BLAMM! The final regional round of the Richard Durand vs. The World contest is now open… If you’ve got music on your mind and you’re from anywhere inside South America, opportunity has come a-knocking, so seize the day! Head to Richard’s website ( from August 20th, 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, attitude and atmosphere – its all in your hands. Apply your melodies, FX, vocals, lyrics, bass, percussion and kicks. Hey, do whatever you gotta do to make that sucker KA-POP!!

You can network with other likeminds online to create it: you produce/they sing, vice versa, or whichever mechanic works! Once your opus is complete (you have until September 17th to complete and deliver), head back to the website, click ‘Upload’… and put that meisterwerk into contention!

So, what’s in it for you?

 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).

The When And Where:

Richard Durand Vs. South America: 20/08/12 submission deadline: 17/09/12

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!

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