The Kitka Remix Project is an exciting new project designed to cultivate co-creativity through unexpected collaborations with sound artists in all genres. We aim to expose the unique and unusual sounds of Kitka to new audiences through encouraging creative remixes of existing Kitka recordings.
Whether your favorite music genre is techno, indie-rock, folk, classical, world, hip-hop, experimental, jazz… or if you simply love to tinker in Garageband, we invite you to mix your creative voice with Kitka’s!
What is a remix?
It's a piece of music that's been altered from its original state by adding, removing, or changing the elements of the original composition to create something new.
Domino of Oakland's legendary Hieroglyphics, MC Lars, Judah Nagler of The Velvet Teen, Jim Greer of the Rondo Brothers, Ultralash, Suave & Kevin Seal of CitizenFive, ABeautifulYear, Poach Stevens and Tim Carter of Kasabian have all taken songs from Kitka's Wintersongs album and created new tracks or contributed stems for YOU to make new tracks. From gritty Hip Hop to emotional Folk to psychedelic Funk/Soul to dance-worthy Electronica and dreamy Synth Pop... there are so many stunning examples of how a remix can transform the original song. Scroll down to listen.
Now ask yourself, "What will I create?"
join the project
Anyone can participate! You don't need to be a musician or have fancy software. Kitka has provided resources here (this toolbox includes four full tracks from Kitka's Wintersongs album, plus countless stems and full tracks by the remix artists below). Use these resources (or your own) to create a track for the Kitka Remix Project and submit it via the link below. All tracks will be posted on the Kitka website with your name, photo and home town. In addition, Kitka singers will choose their favorite tracks to be included in a free companion digital release to Kitka's upcoming Wintersongs 2 album to debut in Fall of 2016!
Step 1: Listen to remix examples and watch the videos below to get ideas, inspiration and instruction
Step 2: Download free toolboxes here (from Kitka, Hieroglyphics, Rondo Brothers, Tim Carter & MC Lars) containing sound files to use in your remix, or use your own sound files paired with Kitka tracks
Step 3: Create your remix and then submit an MP3 to email@example.com. Be sure to include a jpeg picture of yourself, your name and your hometown.
Step 4: Tell your friends and share your remix!
Get inspired by these remixes created by artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Join the Kitka Remix Project and add your remix to this list!
Find out what inspired these Bay Area artists to make a Kitka remix, how they did it, and how you can too!
Past Kitka Remixes
additional remix info & resources
The fine print
Kitka will not sell any remix submitted to the Kitka Remix Project, nor reimburse artists for submitted tracks. We have provided all Toolbox materials in good faith and in the spirit of experimentation and community with the understanding that all artists will share and distribute Kitka Remix tracks at no charge.