New Release: Kon – ‘Kon & The Gang’ (via Legitmix)

 

Not too long ago, re-edit/rework “king” Kon and Legitmix partnered up to host a remix contest with us, which employed the innovative company’s new sample-friendly technology and business model. In sum, the technology “allows remixers to release music without sample clearances by empowering fans to recreate remixes using their own copies of the tracks remixers sample. If fans are missing the sampled sources, Legitmix provides them with an easy way to buy them from iTunes.”

The product of the contest is a 6-track compilation called Kong & The Gang, and includes two unreleased remixes by Kon as well as 4 edits and remixes chosen from a slew of entries from the aforementioned contest. Stream it all below! Also, in the above video Kon schools us on the history of the edit.

Purchase the Kon & The Gang EP via Legitmix here.

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Contest: ‘Kon & The Gang’ Remix via Legitmix

 

Crate digger extraordinaire Kon (of Kon & Amir) aka the “re-edit/rework king of 2012″ (per Gilles Peterson), is putting together a 6-track compilation, Kon & The Gang featuring two of his edits. The remaining remixes/re-edits will be pulled from Kon’s favorite submissions to this contest, which will be hosted by our friends at Legitmix.

The Kon & The Gang compilation featuring the winning entries will be sold on Legitmix, a new revolutionary platform where remixers can sell and promote their work without sample-clearances. You can learn more about how Legitmix works by viewing the video below.

Get the scoop firsthand from Kon above and visit our contest page for more details.

Also, be sure to read the contest rules, and then submit your track(s) to www.legitmix.com.

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Diplo Releases New Mix Using Legitmix

 

For the first time ever, the revolutionary Legitmix platform is allowing musicians to legally sell songs using copyrighted music without having to go through the arduous and costly sample clearing process. Further, anyone can recreate a DJ set, remix, or sample-based song on their own computer utilizing the original samples used by the artist!

Crazy exciting. We will certainly be nudging our pals sitting on uncleared sampled music, for starters.

Diplo has partnered with Legitmix to release Mad Legit, a 40-minute DJ set including 9 exclusive remixes that draw from Tupac’s “California Love,” Chris Brown’s “Look at me Now” and Belle Epoque’s “Miss Broadway,” to name a few. Sample the mix below.

The pricing is quite clever as well. To purchase Mad Legit, you pay $3.00 “plus the retail cost of the 14 copyrighted tracks needed to recreate the Diplo DJ set and its 9 remixes.” What’s even more fancy is that Legitmix will search your hard drive for the copyrighted source tracks and only charge you for ones you don’t already have.

Legitmix cites a very simple goal: “deliver on the promise of copyright: to encourage artistic freedom while protecting a creator’s right to profit from their work.” You can learn more about the company’s story by viewing their video.

Purchase Mad Legit on Legitmix

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Watch Legitmix’s story after the jump