For this week’s Beatport Play challenge, we welcome Marc Nguyen Tan who’s always been fascinated by the interconnectedness of sound and image. The Parisian-born provocateur began his career as an art director for television before blossoming into a full-fledged recording artist under his Colder alias. Through his various releases, he’s channeled a host of eclectic creative influences including UK post-punk icons Joy Division as well as contemporary electronic acts like Death In Vegas.
On his latest full-length release, Many Colours, Tan delivers a soaring movement toward midnight, punctuated with clashing undertones and pensive stabs, and lush textures ranging from dub reggae to glitch-pop, Krautrock and beyond.
So what’s he looking for in a winning remix? “When it comes to a remix I pay attention to its originality — how far you can get away from one song while keeping its original intention or even making it stronger,” he said. “As such, versions will also be welcomed. Lastly, creative, innovative production is something very important to me.”
Got what it takes to become our next Beatport Play champion? Step right up by remixing Colder’s latest electronic charmer “Midnight Fever” featuring chanteuse Elli Medeiros.
Enter our latest Play remix contest by November 9 for your chance to win our exclusive grand prize including Fluid Audio FX8 studio monitors, a LennarDigital Sylenth1 virtual synth, a Tone2 Electra2 synth workstation, a set of Stokyo Oyaide d+ Class B DJ cables, a Sounds to Sample elements library and an official release on Not Available Records.
Don’t miss all the action in our other Play contests below:
Three more weeks to enter:
– Victor Calderone’s “Roll” contest
Two more weeks to enter:
– MitiS’ “Living Color” contest
One more week to enter:
– Einmusik’s “Sleep Talk” contest
Two more weeks to vote:
– SBCR’s “Spider” contest
One more week to vote:
– Heathered Pearls’ “Warm Air Estate” contest
Recent winner announcements:
– Congratulations goes out to UK ace T.Bunts, aka Tom Bunting, who won Brett Gould’s “Reflections” remix contest with this shimmering tech-house entry and here’s what he had to say about it: “On my remix I wanted to keep the majority of the main vocal intact. After finding a nice acid line I decided to focus on building both together during the breakdown. Then I focused on the backing vocals to add impact to the second drop.”