Now You, Too, Can Remix Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Great album though it may be, Bon Iver’s Bon Iver, Bon Iver doesn’t exactly resonate as prime remix raw material at first glance. But that album is so layered-up, so packed with complementary strains of beauty, that a great remix of one of these songs could be a transcendent thing. And now the normal people of the world will have their chance to remix every one of the album’s songs, since Bon Iver is going the crowdsourcing-contest route for a forthcoming remix record.
Here’s how it works: Head to this page to download the various stems for every song on Bon Iver, Bon Iver. (At the very least, this is a golden opportunity to hear Justin Vernon’s isolated vocal tracks.) Join the music-networking site Indaba. Work your magic and finish it up before 8/29. Next month, users will get to vote on the various remixes, and winners will get $1,000 and end up on a Spotify remix album.
As part of the promotion, various already-prominent types will be doing their own Bon Iver remixes. And to hear Bon Iver bandmember and collaborator S. Carey’s take on “Minnesota, WI,” head here.