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Exclusive: remix Ultraίsta, the new project from Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, and win fame and prizes

The last couple of months have seen Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich cause a stir on the strength of his new group, Ultraίsta. 

Today, FACT are proud to present the remix competition for the group’s track ‘Bad Insect’. We’ve already seen Four Tet tackle the group’s ‘Smalltalk’, which should be all the inspiration you need. Below, you can download the stems for ‘Bad Insect’, then once you’ve worked your magic, you can upload it – adding the single artwork and the remixers name – to the group’s Dropbox.

The winner will be selected by the band. Once that call has been made, the remixer is to send his/her stems back to the band so that Godrich can mix it down, then the track will be streamed across the band’s social networks. The winner will receive a free Soundcloud pro account worth €250, along with a healthy dose of Internet fame.

To read up on the official rules for the contest, turn to page two of this article with your right keyboard arrow (->). Entries are eligible until 23:59pm on Sunday November 4.


1. Eligibility.

These Official Rules apply to entrants who are at least sixteen (16) years of age as of October 8th, 2012. Employees, agents or officers of I Am Fortified / Wack Formula / Solar Management Ltd (“Sponsors”), SoundCloud Ltd (“SoundCloud”) or of any entity involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of the “Ultraista Bad Insect Remix Contest” (the “Contest”), including any advertising or promotion agency, supplier of prizes for the Contest, parent company, service provider, subsidiary or affiliate of any such entity or any other entity directly associated with the Contest or any member of the immediate family of and/or person living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest.

2. Entries.

(a) To enter the Contest, entrants should navigate to Bad Insect Stems by ultraísta/ and download the audio stems of the single, “Bad Insect” (“Stems”). Then, using the Stems, fans should create a remix of the song (“Submission Materials”). No purchase is necessary to acquire the Stems for use as part of the Submission Materials. Entrants must be at least 16 years of age.

To upload an entry, entrants require a valid SoundCloud account (visit soundcloud.com (“SoundCloud”), register for a SoundCloud account by providing their full name, email address, telephone number, country). Upload your Submission to Ultraísta – Bad Insect Remix Competition between 0900 hrs GMT on 8th October, 2012 and 2359 hrs GMT on November 4th, 2012 (“Contest Period”). Any entries received after the Contest Period (for any reason) will be discounted. All submissions must use the official artwork found here Ultraísta – Bad Insect Remix Competition. All submissions must be correctly labelled including the entrant’s name. Example Ultraísta – Bad Insect (Gary Smith Remix).

(b) For purposes of these Official Rules, the Stems or any portion of thereof, shall be defined as “Sponsor Content”.

(c) By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, Sponsor and these Official Rules and to comply with all governing laws and regulations. Sponsor, and those working for Sponsor or on behalf of Sponsor, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or e-mail, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. Entries which are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules are also void. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail account from which the entry is made. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

(d) In addition, the Submission Materials may not contain references which are obscene, crude or vulgar, and/or which contain gang identification, references to commercial products, license plate numbers, phone numbers, personal addresses (physical or email), Web site URLs, derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, references to illegal or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct, or any other references that could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

3. Our Right to Use Your Work and Information about You.

(a) Submission Materials are and shall upon submission become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

(b) With the exception of any Sponsor Content:

(i) you represent and warrant that: (A) all contents of Submission Materials are wholly original, have been created and performed entirely by entrant, have not been taken in whole or in part from any source other than Entrant and do not incorporate or include anything that is owned by any third party or would require the consent of any third party; (B) you own and/or control 100% of all right, title and interest in and to the Submission Materials, as well as all elements contained therein; (C) the Submission Materials do not and shall not violate any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right, or any other right of any third party; and (D) the Submission Materials, or any part thereof, have not been commercially released; and

(ii) you agree that the Submission Materials shall be a “work made for hire,” with all rights therein, including, without limitation, the exclusive copyright, being the property of Sponsor and its licensees and designees. In the event the Submission Materials are considered not to be a “work made for hire,” you irrevocably assign to Sponsor all right, title, and interest in your entry (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade, and to authorize Sponsor’s licensees and designees to similarly exercise such rights.

(c) You hereby hold Sponsor and its representatives harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the Submission Materials. You waive any right to privacy. You waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Submission Materials or to be compensated for any such uses. You hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years of age and each person who is identifiable in the Submission Materials are at least 16 years of age and that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents.

(d) By providing Submission Materials in connection with this Contest, you grant to Sponsor, its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, biographical information, Submission Materials, entry form information and written and oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the Submission Materials, Sponsor and their products and services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), e-mail address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor, their representatives and their affiliated companies with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including the entrants who are selected as Winner and those entrants who are not selected as the Winner. Sponsor and their representatives are under no obligation to use the Submission Materials for any purpose.

(e) By entering this Contest, you represent and warrant that: (i) YOU expressly agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules; (ii) ENTRANT PROVIDES HIS/HER EXPRESS PERMISSION TO APPEAR IN THE SUBMISSION MATERIALS; and (iii) ENTRANT is aware of and consents to the display AND EXPLOITATION of the Submission Materials BY THE SPONSOR as described herein.

4. Selection of Winner / Prizes.

(a) The top 20 most listened to eligible entries received during the Contest Period will be reviewed by Ultraista and their management team on or about October 24th 2012, on the basis of the following criteria: originality (40%), creativity (30%), and musicality (30%). One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected. The winning entry will be mixed by Nigel Godrich and that mix will be used promotionally and / or commercially by Ultraista / the Sponsor as they deem appropriate.

(b) Winner will be notified via his or her SoundCloud account directly by SoundCloud, with the contact information associated with the account from which the subject Submission Materials originated, and under these Contest Rules will accept they have relinquished all rights of ownership and all rights to oppose the use of their Submission Material. Winner may be required to send Stems of their entry to the Sponsor at their own cost. They may be required to submit a recognised form of identification as shall be reasonably determined by the Sponsor as proof of eligibility. If winner cannot be contacted within three (3) calendar days of first notification attempt, if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a winner rejects the prize, in the event of noncompliance with these Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

(c) One (1) Grand Prize shall entail:

A years subscription to a SoundCloud Pro account worth €250 premium

Winner’s submission will be mixed by Nigel Godrich

Winner must be at least sixteen (16) years old as of October 8th, 2012. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions provided that the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part for a prize of equal or greater value in the event that any component of the Prize is unavailable for any reason. Prizes may not be sold, bartered or transferred. Prizes do not include any additional expenses, including, but not limited to sales or other taxes and surcharges which are the responsibility of the winner.

NOTE: BY WINNING THIS CONTEST THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE SUBMISSION MATERIALS WILL BE USED BY SPONSOR OR OTHERWISE.

(d) By accepting the prize, Winner releases and discharges Sponsor, its representatives, affiliated companies and the respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies of each, and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due in whole or in part to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from participation in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, or to pay Winner a cash equivalent (the value of which shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), for any reason.

(e) If, for reasons beyond the control of Sponsor (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. If a sufficient number of eligible entries (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) are not received by the end of the Contest period, Sponsor reserves the right not to award any or all prizes. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of Winner. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

5. Issues of Law.

The rules and regulations of the contest fall under the auspices of UK Law which holds SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST. The Contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

6. Your Release of Sponsor from Any and All Liability.

Entrants agree that Sponsor, and its representatives shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s), (ii) participation in the Contest, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or (iv) any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants also agree that Sponsor and/or its representatives are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from the Contest and/or its prizes. Sponsor is not liable for damage to a user’s computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant’s participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.

7. Use of Data.

SoundCloud may collect personal data about entrants in accordance with its privacy policy. Entrants should review this policy at http://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy. By entering the Contest each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by SoundCloud for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling the Contest. SoundCloud will not sell or transmit this information to third parties unless the entrant has specifically consented to same, the SoundCloud believe in good faith that it is required by law, to their affiliates (provided that such affiliates and their agents and advisors and their respective employees are restricted from using the information for any other purpose other than as described in these rules and regulations), or to their respective agents for data processing purposes, their respective professional advisors and promotional and marketing agencies (provided that such agents, professional advisors and promotional and marketing agencies are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than as described in these rules and regulations).

8. How to Get More Information

(a) To obtain the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Ultraista Bad Insect Remix Contest c/o Solar Management Ltd,

Unit 10, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Rd, London N1 7SB

The Sponsors of this Contest are I Am Fortified / Wack Formula / Solar Management Ltd. Questions regarding the Contest can be directed by postal mail to: Ultraista c/o Solar Management Ltd,

Unit 10, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Rd, London N1 7SB

(b) Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Ultraista c/o Solar Management Ltd,

Unit 10, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Rd, London N1 7SB.

END.

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