Skybox - In A Dream This contest will allow you the opportunity to remix Skybox's new single "In A Dream" The best remix wins some great prizes and promo on the band's website which includes offering your remix to their fans as a free download.
Original Mix: (click here for direct link)
"Having fun isn’t hard
for the quartet, as evidenced by tracks like “In a Dream,” an
instant groover with peaking melodies and a hooky chorus thrown
between memorable lines like “you fucked with the sunshine / you
left it in the water." rendering it almost unbearably danceable."--Paste
Magazine "Best of What's Next"
"Perhaps best described as rock'n'roll for the A.D.D. set, Skybox packs an immeasurable amount of energy and musicianship into its short, wily tracks. The Chicago-by-way-of-Phoenix quintet—fronted by 23 year old Tim Ellis—self-released it's first album “Arco Iris” last year. The fast-paced set weaves dark lyrical nuances through its mostly bouncy songs: check the weird pop of “Don't Get Spin Spin” or the tinkling piano keys of “Various Kitchen Utensils.” One moment Skybox's music calls to mind neo-folkie Devendra Bahhart, while at the next it sounds like the atmospheric rock of Muse.” Billboard Magazine
"This is only my second time having the pleasure of catching Skybox, but both performances have left me with the feeling that this band is carving a place uniquely their own. The whole band seems so self assured in their path musically that it radiates live. They bring some serious confidence to the stage that is equaled, if not surpassed, by their ability to perform. While the band may not be completely above comparison it would be difficult to stick them with a single label. They are able to blend so many musical elements well, it begins to feel distinctly their own. Highly Recommended."Radio Free Chicago
"But it was Skybox that impressed us most of all, early in the eve at West Village basement R&R, so please -- somebody sign them. Best described as "ADD rock," the band was wily, tight and funner than an open bar on the moon. That's right, we said funner." Billboard Magazine, CMJ Review on their Jaded Insider blog.
One of the best albums Ive heard this year is Arco Iris by this obscure quintet which relocated to Chicago a bit over a month ago. Aside from having some of the best cover art Ive seen in a while, the album is interesting from post to wire, a wildly diverse journey through musical styles.--Chicago Innerview Magazine
an album of incredibly rich profundity and beautyA live Skybox show is nothing short of an event: scented themes, pirates and cupcakes. Perhaps whoever coined the New American Weird moniker was listening to Skybox; if not, they will be. --The Phoenix New Times.
Check this band out, they could be your next favorite band.--Leakmob
Tim Ellis' lead vocals and active stage persona was thoroughly entertaining and engaging. He touched on vocal notes that call to mind Devendra Banhart and Julian Casablancas, especially on Various Kitchen Utensils, a hodge podge of Tom Waits piano tickled to life by Christian Fields, and sprinkled with wooden box beats and other burlesque textures by Anthony Hornyak.--Radio Free Chicago
...and the winner is
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Anyone affiliated with the sponsors, companies, and their relatives involved may not enter. The competition starts March 25th, 2011 and is open to the entire globe. All entries must be fully uploaded by midnight US CST on June 25th, 2011. Entrants must be at least 13 years of age. Registration is required to participate and to download content. Entrants must provide accurate contact information. A valid remix must contain some or all of the vocals from "In A Dream". Entrants may use the downloadable loops, stems, and samples provided by Skybox and Peaceloveproductions for this contest only. Entrants may also create their own original music. The use of unauthorized audio and/or music is prohibited by law. Winners will be chosen byS kybox. The loops, vocals, and music from "In A Dream" can be used for this contest only. Any use of this material outside of this contest is in violation of copyrights owned by Skybox.