ACIDplanet.com Launches Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy's 'Fashionista' Track Remix Contest
The Winning Remix of the Fashion Anthem 'Fashionista' to Be Played On the Catwalk During L.A. Fashion Week in October 2006
Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy, along with ACIDplanet.com®, one of the Internet's premier sites for user-generated music and video content and computer-based recording and remixing tools, have launched a new remix contest. Aspiring musicians can now add their own musical flavor to Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy's fashion runway anthem, "Fashionista." By hosting this remix contest, ACIDplanet.com is helping produce the soundtrack for the next L.A. Fashion Week in October 2006.
Singer-songwriter Kevin Cahoon is also known for his rock-star performances in Hedwig & The Angry Inch, The Rocky Horror Show, The Who's Tommy, and the current Broadway smash, The Wedding Singer. With his band, Ghetto Cowboy, he delivers a unique brand of distorted, gritty rock and glam combined with pistol power performances and raw theatrics. Through their raucous live shows, the group has quickly become one of the most buzzed about new arrivals on New York City's downtown music scene.
Following the release of its debut CD DOLL earlier this year, Ghetto Cowboy received four nominations at the 2006 OutMusic Awards and Kevin Cahoon walked away with the Outstanding Debut Recording-male award; The Onion (NY) and Pabst Blue Ribbon selected Ghetto Cowboy as band of the week in their "Live and Local" Campaign; the band charted in the top 50 on Sirius Satellite Radio's Mid-Year Music Survey; and "Fashionista" was featured on several runways during the last two Fashion Weeks in NYC.
This ACIDplanet.com contest is the first experience that Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy have had with being part of a remix contest. "It's incredible because the listener gets to be part of the artistic process," says Cahoon. "They can add their own experience and their own take to the track. It really opens up your audience to so many avenues that you would never have before and it opens up the experience of the song as well."
Cahoon, who will help pick out the winning track, says that he looks forward to the winning remix of "Fashionista" becoming an anthem for next season's runway. "I think what I'm looking for is for the remix to sort of put us on the runway," says Cahoon. "I think the track should have a real urban feel to it. It should feel like New York and feel like Downtown."
Users must upload their remix of "Fashionista" to ACIDplanet.com by Tuesday, September 19, 2006 in order to be eligible for the contest. One grand prize winner will receive $100 American Express Gift Card from Kevin Cahoon, ACID Pro software, five Sony Sound Series™ Standard Collection libraries, and the chance for the winning remix to be used during L.A. Fashion Week.
ACIDplanet.com is a growing online community of individual digital musicians. Users can create and upload their own music and videos for the world to experience or listen to music created by others, and check out the most popular videos. In addition to sharing original creations, users participate in regularly scheduled remix contests featuring several notable musicians. Some other artists, including Beck, De La Soul and Nine Inch Nails, have contributed music to past remix contests at ACIDplanet.com.
For more information and complete contest rules, please visit: http://www.acidplanet.com/
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