Open Labs, in collaboration with Skint Records and English DJ and record producer Norman Cook (better known as Fatboy Slim), is offering Slim's ‘Weapon of Choice'' track to be remixed by Beatport''s aspiring producers. ‘Weapon of Choice'' saw success on both UK and U.S. charts and its accompanying music video, directed by Spike Jonze and featuring Christopher Walken, received cult-like praise. Now is your chance to put your spin on the track, which incorporates samples from Sly & The Family Stone and lead vocals from P-Funk legend Bootsy Collins. The winning remix will be released on Fatboy Slim''s Skint Records and receive free music downloads from Beatport and Open Lab''s professional studio tool ‘DBeat.''
Starting March 16, 2010, Beatport users are able to download the remix parts of Fatboy Slim''s ‘Weapon of Choice'' and then remix it before uploading it to Beatportal for the voting round. The winners will be divided into two categories: 10 user voted (based on the highest number of spins) and 10 editor''s favorites (picked by Beatport''s internal music staff). From these 20 nominees, Skint Records will choose its favorite winning remix to be released on the label. The winner will also receive a $200 Beatport gift card and Open Lab''s professional studio tool, a ‘DBeat.''