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spacer Dres Of Black Sheep Proud To Announce Winners Of Prelude Remix Contest 04.15.2010
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After weeks of reviewing over 120 submissions, Dres of Black Sheep, is excited to announce the winners of the official Prelude Remix Contest. Dres discussed, "This contest was a great experience. It was new and refereshing to hear so many variables behind my style of M.C." He continued, "In picking the winners, I looked not only for creativity, but for accuracy and vision within the production. For tracking that wasn't necessarily something that was in my comfort zone, but sounds tha tpushed the envelope as well. I was elated with the many sounds presented." The four winners are Little Rooster, JimB, Marcus Jacobi (Emjay-Productions), and Toronto-based Digs Dorfman (The Sweet Potato). The winning producers represented the world wide, with submissions coming from Paris, Minneapolis, Barcelona, and Toronto.

Six weeks ago, Dres and Audible Treats launched the Prelude Remix Contest to promote the release of Dres' new album From The Black Pool Of Genius, while giving fans and aspiring producers the unique opportunity to be involved with the project. Dres gave aspiring and established producers alike the opportunity to remix all five cuts off Dres' From The Black Pool Of Genius: The Prelude EP, with the best submission of each of the five tracks to be selected by Dres and released on the official Prelude Remix EP, which will be subsequently available via all major digital retailers in the near future. In addition to each winner having their version included on the official Remix EP, Dres will also record one 16 bar verse for each of the winning producers on a beat of their choice, and each producer will win a free drum pack from Platinum Loops: the Hip-Hop Drums – Blazin Beats Volume 1 Sample Pack. Winning producers will also receive a signed copy of the From The Black Pool Of Genius: The Prelude EP. Now, after much listening, deliberation, and consideration by Dres, the winners have been chosen.

"Forever Luvlee" - Little Rooster:
"Gimme 5" - Marcus Jacobi:
"Pretty Bum" - Little Rooster:
"Doin' It Wrong" - Jim B:
"Road Warrior" - Digs Dorfman:

Due to an overwhelming amount of quality, Dres would also like to honor those who did not make the cut but offered outstanding remixes nonetheless.

Honorable Mentions:
Jesse Semanko, Curtis Bay, Matic, DJ Prosha and DJ Navvy, Patric of NatureTone Productions, DJ Bazooka Joe, Taz, Invoker Sounds, Paul Damerau, Krisztian Jozsa, Adil Hatni, Nature Tone, O Chaim, Aayhasis Timeless, Jakob Ziegler.

Prelude buy link:

The Background:

It all began with a thundering baseline and an unmistakably classic phrase - "this or that." One of the most widely recognized songs in rap music history, the 1991 classic "The Choice is Yours" was hailed by VH1 in 2008 as one of the best rap songs of all time. The highly respected Queens emcee Dres, along with DJing partner-in-crime William "Mista Lawnge" McLean took the music industry by storm in the early 1990's as part of the groundbreaking collective Native Tongues. Penning such Billboard standouts as "Flavor of the Month" and "Strobelight Honey" for the duo's platinum-selling debut album A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing in 1992, Dres would continue to crank out the hits on the group's second release, Non Fiction. After a brief reunion with Mister Lawnge in 2000, Dres again set his sights on recording. He released the innovative online-only album 8WM/Novakane in 2007. Now he's back in the studio, writing the next chapter of his storied career. Dres' highly anticipated new project, From the Black Pool of Genius, out Spring 2010, promises to pair thought-provoking lyrics with astounding beats constructed by a corps of new and established beatmakers. They include Bean One, Showbiz, Tough Junkie, P. Locke, Urban Soul Music Group, and Willie Evans. He's also got an impressive line-up of guest stars, including De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Rhymefest, AZ, Jean Grae, Rosie Perez, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, and Tough Junkie, among others. Leading up to the release of his next full-length, Black Sheep have released a precursor EP, From The Black Pool Of Genius: The Prelude, available now. From The Black Pool Of Genius will be available on April 6th.

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Black Sheep.


Studio Footage Session:

Prelude Remix Contest:

Prelude Remix Contest Invitation Video:

"I Wanna Rock" (Dres Hot Track Of The Week):

Dres & Mike G Talk About Native Tongues Reunion Track:

"Road Warrior":

"Doin' It Wrong":

"Forever Luvlee":

Bio, pictures, and streams available here:



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