Unless you have been on another planet over the last few weeks you would have heard about the legendary Sasha’s remix competition for his brand new track “Cut Me Down”.The context which was run in collaboration with the Burns Studios organisation proved to be a massive success with DJ/Producers from all four corners of the globe entering the competition in the hope of being one of the 14 finalists hand picked by Sasha to fly out to meet him and the Burns Studios team in Ibiza and recieve master classes and tution from the likes of Richie Hawtin and Paul Nolan and of course The Man Like Sasha himself.
Of the 14 finalists 5 of them we are pleased to say were part of the strippedmuzikclub family.They were Kastis Torrau & Arnas D,Dyno,Ben Shaw (NameSpace) and Days Off.These guys were in the final group of 14 that were flown expenses paid and all out to Ibiza this week.
On Friday morning the winner was chosen and we are proud to announce that Lithuanian dj/producer Arnas D [aka Arnas Damrauskas] alongside Kastis Torrau & Donatello created the winning mix and will claim the ultimate prize of working with Sasha in his studio in New York collaborating on a track.
Arnas was first signed up for Stripped Digital‘s 50th Release and the critically acclaimed 3 track “Blackriff EP” was unleashed.He then went on a long hiatus before finally joining forces with his now Studio partner and fellow countryman Kastis Torrau.Together they produced a stunning remix of Caribou‘s “Sun” which we attempted and failed to license last summer.Then in June they released the brilliant single “Rebirth” / “Sirens Cry” on Stripped Recordings.
After this they created the winning Sasha Remix and a remix of a forthcoming single on Stripped Digital from Tom Eales,Delta 7even & Ella entitled “Illuminate” (due October 2011).
The duo have almost completed a track for the forthcoming Norman H compiled “Lithuania” compilation due in September also on Stripped Digital.
But for now its congratulations to Arnas D on a well deserved victory!.
The winning remix..
SASHA | CUT ME DOWN [K.T & D vs ARNAS D REMIX]
ARNAS D | BLACKRIFF EP – STRIPPED DIGITAL
BACK 2 BACK
KASTIS TORRAU & ARNAS D | REBIRTH / SIRENS CRY – STRIPPED RECORDINGS
CARIBOU – SUN [KASTIS TORRAU & ARNAS D REMIX]