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Like some kind of benevolent pied piper of international partydom, French electro-pop producer Martin Solveig (né Martin Picandet) bestowed last year's Dragonette collaboration "Hello" upon the world, luring disco refugees, degenerate club kids, and dirty hipsters to the dance floor like hypnotized rats.
And now Solveig wants to let you harness the power of his magic creation. Teaming up with online electronic-music purveyor Beatport, he's inviting all wannabe studio geniuses to hack, slash, and mash "Hello" as part of an official remix contest. Three winners will be selected by the piper himself. And the rewards are ridiculous: a release on Solveig's Mixture Records, a shit-ton of pro gear, Point Blank Music School courses, a $200 Beatport gift card, and other awesome swag.
The deadline is March 7. So pay your overdue WiFi bill, download the raw "Hello" remix parts for $1.99 via Beatport, and then lock yourself in the bathroom till you've mastered the art of rodent mind-control, AKA dance music.
But here's the last step: Hit up Arkadia February 24 and hand Solveig your CD-R.