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Black Seeds Launch Remix Competition

Auckland, Aug 20 NZPA - Black Seeds fans have the chance to put their own stamp on their new album by remixing a track in a competition launched by the band.

The winning entry will be featured on their forthcoming Specials album, with the winning artist also set to receive a percentage of profits from sales of their remix.

Black Seeds vocalist Daniel Weetman told NZPA the band's Specials album was a collection of remixes and versions from their latest album Solid Ground, due for worldwide digital release in September.

It featured remixes from both local and international artists, as well as unreleased material from the Solid Ground sessions.

"It was definitely something that we wanted to do, but it was a time thing and we just had to figure out how we were actually going to do it," Weetman said.

"Now we've got it up and running and it's something we definitely want to do again in the future.

"It's a great idea, even if we don't have an album for the tune to be put onto. It's great for people to be able to have a chance to mix a band that they like, or just have a go at it," Weetman said.

The band have set up an area on their website dedicated to the competition.

"We'll all have a listen to each track. I think the exciting thing about a remix is totally making it your own and turning the track inside out and making it something completely different," he said.

So what is the band looking for?

"It might just be a good progression of the song and it's just been changed a little bit. I'm definitely looking for something which would excite me, and it's great if they've twisted it round and made it their own," Weetman said.

"I think just whatever runs really well. It's going to be exciting listening to the remixes and seeing what little twists people take."

Anyone can enter by going to the Black Seeds website www.theblackseeds.com. Entrants have a choice of mixing two tracks -- Rotten Apple or Strugglers.

The competition comes on the back of the band's North American/European tour last month, and the Black Seeds have also just announced four South Island shows next month.

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