Dinky Toy remix competition

Written by Gerrit Elbrink on Saturday the 03rd of October, 2009
Deadline: !!!CLOSED!!!

Listen up folks, we're now offering you the opportunity to remix the popular “Dinky Toy” by our very own BASIC a.k.a. Daan Hendriks! This is our best selling track to date, so we figured that letting people remix it would yield interesting results.

We will select up to two tracks from all the submissions, which will be judged on originality, mix and overall feel. The winner(s) will be digitally released on the upcoming Dinky Toy remix EP and will also receive an exclusive shipment containing numerous HWS goodies. Sound interesting? Please read further and download the sample pack!

Download sample pack! [56 MB]

The sample pack contains 22 samples, which combined almost automatically fall into a smoothly arranged piece of music. Please note that it is not mandatory to use more than 1 sample from the pack! As Remus' example shows very nicely, there are a lot of ways to mash up a track... Just make sure you can still 'sort of' recognise the source, and we're all good.

As you might know, Humanworkshop Records released its first CD in 2004, featuring 14 tracks by artists BASIC, Remus and Leisure-B. The flagship track of this album is “Dinky Toy”, a rough sounding mash up of dark break beats and oriental melodies. To give you some inspiration, Humanworkshop artists Remus and Leisure-B have already remixed the track. Both remixes will be featured along with yours on the previously mentioned Dinky Toy remix EP, which will be digitally released on iTunes and a lot of other similar download services.

A preview of Remus' upcoming Dinky Toy remix:
A preview of Leisure-B's upcoming Dinky Toy remix:
Original Dinky Toy track by BASIC:
Dinky Toy

So! Of you feel up to the task, please don't hesitate to take on this chance to get your remix released on one of the most interesting underground netlabels on the scene....

For any more information needed or questions asked you can always reach us using our contact form.



1- Download the sample pack

2 - Check out the original tune and the demos of the remixes by Leisure-B and Remus (included in the pack)

3 - Create your remix. Remember: deadline is January 14th. Every style and genre allowed. Just make it sound good and interesting.

4 - Submit your track. You can add it as an attachment to your mail, and send it to: info[at]humanworkshop.com. Alternatively, use a file submitting service like yousendit.com

5 - Pray you win.


Sign in with your  Google Account (pop up)  to comment