August 4, 2006
Grand Prize - Top Mix
Best Voice Mix
Best Mix Concept
Best Booty-Shakin’ Track
Most Original Concept
All of the submissions have been posted here for listening and download.
Download the entire mix-tape here (zip-file).
The Palast Investigative Fund is offering tracks from the audio book by Greg Palast, “Armed Madhouse” online under a Creative Commons BY-NC license, so that music producers all over the world can easily create remixes from the NY Times bestseller’s audio book.
All eligible entries will compete against each other, and will be voted on by the public. The top 5 remixes will win prize-packages - including being featured on Greg’s next spoken-word CD with Alternative Tentacles Records.
Click here to listen and download examples of previous remixes created from Palast’s talks, interviews, and reports. Or listen to the following tracks from TFYQA / White Noise.
TFYQA / White Noise is the musical & visual alter ego of J.F.William & Serge Laporte. Both were floored by the information found in Greg Palastâ€™s “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”. Soon after reading the book, they aligned themselves behind Palast, creating these songs & videos. A complete album from sampling Palast is in the works. To find out more click here and listen below:
Lynching By Laptop Part 1
Lynching By Laptop Part 2
Dying Regime Part 1
Samples taken from the spoken-word cd, Weapon of Mass Instruction
Dying Regime Part 2
Samples taken from the spoken-word cd, Weapon of Mass Instruction and the podcast / audio blog of “Gangster Government, A Leaky President Runs Afoul of Little Rico“
Check out the videos Jean-Francois and Serge put together for each of these tracks.
How to Participate
If you’re into sampling, remixing and mash-ups grab the tracks for download, create your own remix from any of the tracks, and then email us your finished mp3 (or email us a link to download your mp3), and we’ll add it to the GregPalast.com remix tape for others to vote on.
You have until October 23rd 2006 to submit your track and all voting will conclude on October 30th 2006. The top 5 winners will be announced Friday, November 3rd 2006.
Participation in the contest is totally free. There are 19 tracks to choose from - covering material from each chapter in Armed Madhouse and include a sample of all of our contributing readers.
Podcasters, directors and music lovers
Feel free to take any tracks from our mixtape, a compliation of remixed audio tracks submitted to us, and use it in your podcasts or upcoming productions. Browse the mixtape on this site to hear some of the great remixes people have built from sampling the audio tracks on this site, all licensed for use under Creative Commons license.
Listen to and then download the audio tracks available for the remix contest here.
After all eligible entries have been received, and all voting is completed, the top five winners will be announced. The producers of the winning remixes will receive a prize package courtesy of Alternative Tentacles Records, Palast Productions, Evil Twin Booking and Air America Radio. The top five winners will also be featured on the next Greg Palast spoken word cd on Alternative Tentacles records.