Lollapalooza's annual remix contest, the “Lolla Remix Throwdown” for 2010, is closing soon. Entrants to the contest will have a chance to win a spot on Perry''s Stage at this year''s Lollapalooza and prizes from Pioneer, Shure and Satellite Records.
Up until June 25, artists can enter the contest by submitting an original composition or remix. The contest is hosted by Lollapalooza media partner Do312.com. Fifty semi-finalists will move on—40 via popular vote and 10 via judge selection—and have the opportunity to remix one of four songs provided by 2010 Lollapalooza artists, including Tiga and Felix da Housecat. Four finalists will then be selected to compete live the week before Lollapalooza at Green Dolphin Street in Chicago for a prize package, which includes a slot at Lollapalooza on Perry''s Stage. Judges for the 2010 contest include Matt DuFour of UR Chicago Magazine, Emilio Abadia and Matt Roan of Crossfader King, Derek Berry and Rick Carrico of Team Bayside High, Scott Cramer from The Abbey and Berlin Nightclub, and Dani Deahl.
The Lolla Remix Throwdown winner will receive an opening slot at Lollapalooza on Perry''s Stage, two Pioneer CDJ900s, a set of Shure SE535 sound-isolating earphones, $250 gift certificate for online dance music retailer SatelliteRecords.com, their remix featured for free download on SatelliteRecords.com homepage for one week, $1,000 cash, a Lollapalooza artist pass and artist guest pass, and hotel for Lollapalooza weekend. The three remaining finalists will receive Pioneer HDJ2000 headphones, a $150 gift certificate to SatelliteRecords.com, two three-day passes to Lollapalooza and $750 cash.