Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm.
Celebrated indie folk crooner Bon Iver, music collaboration platform Indaba Music, and unlimited music service Spotify teamed up in August for a remix contest that gave everyone in the world unfettered access to every part on the 2012 Grammy Award-winning Bon Iver record.
Remixers were to use Indaba to collaborate and submit remixes for voting by fans and the band, with Spotify handling the distribution of the winning remixes in a special crowdsourced remix album called Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project. Now, the day has come when you can hear the fruits of all this labor.
Here are the winning tracks, each of whose creators wins $1,000 as well as a boost to their reputations:
Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project Winners1. Perth (Teen Daze Remix)2. Minnesota, WI (Daydreamer Remix)3. Holocene (Kyson Remix)4. Towers (Stop The Carl Remix)5. Michicant (Labstract Remix)6. Hinnom, TX (Ed Tullett Remix)7. Wash. (St. South Remix)8. Calgary (Geography Remix)9. Lisbon, OH (Jowl’s Tolkis Remix)10. Beth/Rest (Work Drugs Remix)Bonus Remixes by band members and friends included:11. Minnesota, WI (S. Carey Remix)12. Hinnom, TX (Alpha Consumer Remix)13. Wash. (Dan Huiting & Adam Rucinski Remix)14. Hinnom, TX (Reggie Pace Remix)15. Calgary (Matt McCaughan Remix)16. Holocene (Dosh Remix)
Are you still feeling the need for even more Bon Iver remixes? Head Over to Indaba Music and click on each project in the right column to hear the runners-up.