Stereogum’s MacGruber Remix Contest

Stereogum’s MacGruber Remix Contest

UPDATE: And the winner is… Ron Artest. Tyler Coffin. Congrats Tyler! Thanks everyone who participated.


We’ve already established that Kristen Wiig is a champion. Now Stereogum has teamed up with MacGruber to host a remix contest of Kristen’s (as Vicki St. Elmo) “Champion” (originally written by Nate Heller out of Leilos Sound in Oakland) from the original soundtrack LP (out now). Here’s the original again, in case you missed it:

Kristen Wiig – “Champion”

Jorma Taccone (MacGruber’s co-writer and director) and Will Forte (MacGruber’s star and boner ghost) will pick their favorite remix from your submissions. The champion remixer gets a pair of Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Studio™ High Definition Powered Isolation Headphones.

Beats By Dre Studio Headphones

You can learn more about Beats here, but the important part is that they’re pro quality. Dr. Dre endorses them and he’s a licensed beat physician™.

The contest begins NOW. You have 30 seconds You have two weeks to show us your skills. All submissions must be received by 6/4 at 8 PM EST. A few basic rules:

  • You have to be over 13 (years old).
  • You have to live in the United States. Sorry, Canada!
  • Your remix can be no longer than three minutes.
  • You can’t use copyrighted material (i.e., no mashups) unless you own the copyright.
  • You have to submit your remix as a URL in the submission form below. No MySpace/MegaUpload/links to personal sites. Don’t have a soundcloud account? Sign up for one. I just did last month. It’s super easy. In case you were wondering, this specific requirement is just to make our judges’ lives easier as they sort through the submissions. Stereogum has no relationship with Soundcloud. (But hi Soundcloud! Enjoy the traffic!)
  • Wanna read this contest’s Terms And Conditions in more detail, with tons of legal jargon? You should! Right here.

    Here’s a .zip file of the “Champion” stems in .wav format. All the isolated sections (Kristen’s vocals, backup vocals, bass, drums, synths) are included, along with 40 never-heard-before Wiig samples/noises/beatboxing to help you get especially weird.

    Before you get to work take a listen to what some of friends did with the source material (don’t worry, they’re disqualified from winning):

    Kristen Wiig – “Champion (RAC Mix)”

    Kristen Wiig – “Champion (Harper Blynn Dragon Mix)”

    Kristen Wiig – “Champion (Mr. Dream’s Crash And Burn Remix)”

    Kristen Wiig – “Champion (Joe Carters’ ‘Champion 92-93′ Mix)”

    Kristen Wiig – “Champion (Dosh Remix)”

    Kristen Wiig – “Champion (Aislyn Trash Talk Remix)”

    Thanks to RAC, Harper Blynn, Mr. Dream, The Joe Carters (AKA The Rest), Dosh, and Aislyn for getting the ball rolling. And hey, Jorma made one too:

    Kristen Wiig – “Champion (Jorm Mix)”


    Think you can do better?

    Once you submit, please post a link to your Soundcloud remix in the comments so we can all criticize congratulate you.

    MacGruber hits theaters today. You’re probably already in line at your local Fandango, but just in case @grubes69 made this Internet commercial JUST FOR YOU:

    AND here’s Will with The Roots doing an R-rated MacGruber theme song on Fallon:

    An American hero, that dude.

    Good luck in the contest. If you lack musical talent and/or any inclination to participate, feel free to post a link to your favorite mullet instead…

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