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FEEL ALIVE – Remix Contest

Friday, February 17th, 2012

FEEL ALIVE - Remix Stems / Protoxic Records

Here is your chance!
Create your own remix of “Feel Alive” and win a release on Protoxic Records and More!

Napster Achem Ft. Paolo Ravley – Feel Alive (Original Mix) REMIX CONTEST

To participate, all you need to do is download the stems, remix the track and post it to our dropbox.

All of the final tracks chosen by Protoxic Records will be included in the next “Feel Alive EP” and will be released in recognized electronic music outlets such as Beatport, Juno Download and more with the winning producers receiving royalities on the sales of their tracks.

Any genre is acceptable, so switch up the stems and transform the tune into your own!

To get started, download the stems below.

FEEL ALIVE – Remix Stems / Protoxic Records by Protoxic Records

Once your remix is finished, upload it to the dropbox right here.

Send us your sounds

CONTEST ENDS: 15th March, 2012

[V13] Vate – Vitam

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

V13 - Vitam

To born, to grow, to live together, to consume, to inhabit, to eat, to love, and to die.

After 4 years of intermittent releases and participations on some compilations, Vate returns with a new full-lenght album: Vitam.

DownloadListen @ SoundCloud / More info

Alvin & The Chipsets – Cosmic Baloons

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Nu Aura presents 'Cosmic Baloons' by Alvin & The Chipsets

‘Cosmic Baloons’ is a small EP by the french artist Alvin & The Chipsets. Synthetic music had the most influence on the Alvin’s music. In different time periods it was musical styles like kraut-rock, detroit techno, boom bap of the 90s, jazz funk and broken beats.

It should be mentioned that love to japanese animation and things connected with the future and robots are also reflected in the music of Alvin & The Chipsets.

Alvin’s music is a synthetic vintage funk – a mixture of classics and the far future.

Today Alvin is working on his debut album ‘Vengeance’ which will be released soon on the belgian label Caoutchou Records.

Buy @ Bandcamp

Nu Aura @ SoundCloud

Ultra Music Festival powers a new remix contest with Beltek

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The season for remix contests has opened up again on FOEM and the first piece we’ll be adding in the new year is a really exciting contest organised in partnership with Ultra Music Festival Miami 2012!

Ultra Music Festival 'Beltek' Remix Contest

Ultra delivers massive prize packs for the competition including audio production classes, production gear, premium Soundcloud and Headliner membership, a feature on UMF Radio on Sirius/XM and inclusion in the “New Noise 3 EP” release on Steve Aoki’s imprint Dim Mak. If you fancy that, send us your remix of Beltek’s massive new tune – ‘Party Voice’.


***More on Ultra Music Festival Miami 2012

Now in its 14th year, and completely sold-out for the third consecutive year, Ultra Music Festival continues to be one of the biggest brands in dance music, during Miami Music Week. This March 23rd, 24th and 25th more than 150,000 people will descend on downtown Miami for the event, featuring more than 400 of the hottest names in dance music spread out over 3 days and 24 stages.

Headliners include Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Justice (Live), Avicii, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, along with Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, New Order, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, M83, Kaskade and more. What is more, Ultra now extends the opportunity for Producers worldwide to share the spotlight via the official 2012 Ultra Music Festival Remix Contest!

Best of luck!

Ultra Music Festival, Beltek and the FOEM crew

[NS046] Naked Polly – A day in a night

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Naked Polly

[NS046] Naked Polly – A day in a night
No-Source Netlabel

Genre: Indie, Chamber Pop

Release Page

No-Source is excited to welcome Naked Polly to the roster. Naked Polly is the solo project of Oscar Granero from Madrid. His music focuses around acoustic guitar, piano, and voice, manifesting into some great mellow psych-folk. “A day in a night” is Naked Polly’s first full-length album. The songs are a-wash with reverb, sprouting flourishes of synths and wind instruments throughout. Percussion work is minimal or non-existent. This great use of minimalism really creates many great moments of an indie chamber pop sound. Oscar sights David Bowie, John Lennon, and Syd Barret as some as his influence. They definitely show through from time to time. It’s still a unique and refreshing album even with these popular influences. Enjoy a day in a night. Released under CC-BY-NC-ND.

Best of Spain – The Val

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

One of the largest radio stations in Spain “Mariskalrock” honors the best album. Vote for sure, “The Val” and her current album “BACK” – HERE ON THE RIGHT SIDE directly (encuesta):

[FNet033] Absorption – Evolution

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


Evolution, Absorption’s first solo release with Faturenet Recordings showcases a master class in production and innovation.

When it comes to dark ambient and experimental music creation Absorption are true leaders in this genre and this intensely rich and inspiring experience should be held on to forever and shared beyond the stars.

David Pugh: Synths, e-bow, drum loops, samples, mixing and production.
Paul Groom: Vocals/vox, guitar, bazouki.
Georgina Groom: Vocals.

Release page

[NS045] Sekotis – Picture puzzle pattern door

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


Sekotis – Picture puzzle pattern door
[NS045] No-Source Netlabel

Genre: postrock idm

Release Page

Tom Stokes returns with another Sekotis album on No-Source. “Picture puzzle pattern door” further melds the worlds of IDM and Post Rock. The track “Rivers & Mountains” sparks the album into existence with very little electronics. The piece is comprised almost entirely of cleverly layered guitar work. The second track, “The suns that teach the sky to dance” juxtaposes playful electronic melodies with distorted glitch beats. Definitely a nod to Aphex Twin. “Freedoms eroded” is the first track on the album that really mixes everything together into something that can only be described as Post Rock IDM. A sampled voice shouts “I will make you understand” as Sekotis presents his distinct sound. “Eldhraun”, the final track on the album, is over ten minutes of slow burning goodness. Drones, percussive melodies, and shimmering synths ebb and flow into an aural bliss.. Vocal on tracks 2 & 4 by Lucy Nickholds. Design & art by Mike Kram.

Various Artists – Alchemy Contestants Compilation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

As many of you can remember, this time last year we launched the Mauro Picotto ‘Alchemy Records Festival’ Contest, inviting you to send us your best self-produced tunes for a chance to perform at the Alchemy Festival in Cavour, Italy. More than 1,000 submissions were sent and out of the lot, three producers were selected to play at the festival. What is more, Mauro was so impressed by your work that he chose a number of tracks to be included on the official Alchemy Festival compilation.

Alchemy Compilation Cover

Below you can get a first listen of the winning submissions and if you like what you hear, don’t miss the chance to purchase your favourite tracks or the entire compilation for that matter, available at selected online stores since last week. Links below.

V.A. – Alchemy Contestants Compilation (edited previews) by Alchemy Records

Compilation available for purchase on:


[dystopiaq029] This is material music. I do your condition

Monday, February 13th, 2012


The first Dystopiaq release of 2012 has mix-toor presenting a compilation featuring over forty unique artists.

Artist: Various Artists
Title: mix-toor presents: This is material music.I do your condition
Release: dystopiaq029
Date: February 7, 2012
Genre: Abstract, Illbient, Hip-Hop


01. mix-toor – Material Music
02. The Broke Unknown – Lisboa
03. Tronx – It’s Not Jazz
04. Astro – Lo Vibes Everyday
05. 100R feat m-one beat– Let’s Play
06. Glyphick – Latenite Cruise 2
07. A-Rookie – Depth
08. Sátt – Sea
09. Solarr – You’re On My Mind
10. Charton Push – Mrnng Frshnss
11. Cao Sao Vang – Voodoo Night Dance
12. Whitewu – Futility
13. Bona Fat – Obligate Community
14. choco.bear – Somewhere
15. htrspltn – I Want You To Get Mad
16. JP Balboa – Visions
17. knhbtz – Nevermore
18. Pavel Ku – Haze In The Autumn
19. Funky Monkee – My Homeland Is Space (Remix)
20. Masta Kate – Choose Wisely
21. After Loop – Mint Bytes
22. Prof.Logik – Bummed Ticker
23. JA:KOVA – Alone again

1. Amai – Awake In Bed
2. carma – Day In Life
3. Mononome – Evil Men
4. .Abe – Acceptance
5. StUpor – Youth
6. Metaharmoniks – Chacha (feat. S. Kuznetcov)
7. InfiniteWays – Winter Night
8. Weirddough – 3rdear
9. m-one beat – Anti
10. ManOnWire – Creature From Another Time
11. Crookram – Slon
12. Az Matter – Huricane
13. RainbowRush8 – Atmospheric Pressure
14. Rozzy – Undeathinded
15. Lafumio – Streets
16. 3DG – Times’re Changin’
17. wMP – Lonely
18. Areh – Name
19. Sweet Love Beatz – Engine Boy
20. Jahzoviy – The Pair Inspiration Of Depth
21. Cardio Rhythm – Falling Stars
22. New Blaze – Wonderful (Brooklyn Romantics)
23. JBbeatz – Love Theme

Artworks by m-one beat
Mastered by mix-toor