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!
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. The World – North American EP – Out Now
01: Paul Oakenfold & Richard Durand – Crashed
02: Richard Durand featuring Leah – Stand Again
03: Richard Durand featuring Huge Euge - Signs
Richard Durand Vs. Africa & The MiddleEast:
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