Dubspot Presents: Unsung Heroes Remix Competition w/ ill.Gates and KJ Sawka

Famed Ableton wizard and master of all things bass, ill.Gates and the infamous EDM drummer KJ Sawka are combining forces to offer a monstrous remix contest of duo’s debut release Unsung Heroes out on Impossible Records. Check out the details below and enter the contest for a chance to launch your career and win over 13k in prizes.

unsung Heroes

Both KJ Sawka and ill.Gates have been busy shaping the next generation of bass producers through a series of workshops, teaching the ways of Ableton Live and live performance. Now, the impressive duo is seeking the next Unsung Hero through this colossal remix contest with over 13k in prizes. In addition, Sawka and Gates are going to do their best to launch your career and get your music heard by some of the biggest names in the industry, help you reach new fans and catapult you into the spotlight as the next Unsung Hero.

Are you the next Unsung Hero?

Unsung Heroes Remix Competition Prize Packs

First Place

  • One (1) Course of your choice at Dubspot Online
  • Dave Smith Instruments – Mopho SE
  • $500 to spend in the Ableton webshop
  • iZotope – Ozone Advanced
  • Sugar Bytes – Turnado, Cyclop, Looperator
  • Keith McMillen Instruments – QuNeo
  • Unsung Heroes Midi Fighter Producer Bundle
  • EP mastering by Twin Peaks Studios
  • Black Octopus – Sample Pack Bundle
  • Laser cut art piece from Lowpro Labs
  • ill.Gates Merchandise pack
  • KJ Sawka Merchandise pack

Second Place

  • iZotope Ozone Advanced
  • Sugar Bytes – Turnado, Cyclop, Looperator
  • Keith McMillen Instruments – QuNeo
  • Unsung Heroes Bundle + Workshop
  • Single track mastering by Twin Peaks Studios
  • Black Octopus – Leviathan Sample Pack
  • Ableton Equipment Bag

Third Place

  • Sugar Bytes – Turnado, Cyclop, Looperator
  • Unsung Heroes Bundle
  • Single track mastering Twin Peaks Studios
  • Black Octopus – Leviathan Sample Pack
  • Ableton t-shirt

Remix Parts and Submission

Head over to the official Producer DJ Remix website HERE to download your Seed Pack bundled with heaps of goodies including music files from the song Unsung Heroes, the full Unsung Heroes EP, free drum samples from KJ, and free bass samples from Dylan.

Submission deadline is November 27th
Send your finished remix to iwannawin@impossiblerecs.com

Winner Announcement

3 winners will be announced December 25th on Christmas Day

Guest judges including Bassnectar!

The Rules

  • The ‘Unsung Heroes Remix Contest’ is open to all citizens of earth and all ages.
  • We love ALL TYPES of music, any genre/style remix can be submitted. Finished and mastered tracks preferred.
  • You must use SOME of the Unsung Heroes ‘seed pack’, however, you aren’t required to use all seeds. You can remix, transform, and build upon the ‘seed pack’ material provided.
  • Submissions will only be valid in mp3 or wav format. Soundcloud links or any other format will disqualify your entry.
  • Submit your original remix only once, submitting the exact same remix more than once will not increase your odds at winning and may disqualify you if abused. To increase your odd’s at winning you may submit multiple remixes that have not yet been submitted. However, each submission email may only contain one (1) individual, unique remix. Entries that include multiple remixes within a single submission email will be disposed and not be deemed valid.
  • Only 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be selected and can only be selected by official judges.
  • Contest entries must be sent to ‘iwannawin@impossiblerecs.com’, any entries sent to any other address will not be counted as valid entries.
  • Entry email subject should be titled: ‘Unsung Heroes – Remix Contest’.

Unsung Heroes EP

Following their recently debuted Unsung Heroes Tour, KJ Sawka and ill.Gates release their first collaboration and EP, Unsung Heroes. The four track banger features the original mix of Unsung Heroes, a grimey Dubstep remix by Architekt, a funky MidTempo vocal rework by SugarBeats featuring Calysta Cheyenne, and a speaker-shaking VIP Drum and Bass mix.

Taking you on a galactic journey far beyond the reaches of space, saving the universe one dance floor at a time, are the ‘Unsung Heroes’! Swooping in is “Ableton mastermind” ill.Gates and “the human drum machine” KJ Sawka. They have come together for a project like no other to bend your mind and shake your core, making you feel like it’s never enough,leaving you hungry for more. The ‘Unsung Heroes’ EP is set free filling your ears with dirty basslines and high tempo breaks sending you on a dynamic musical roller coaster. This EP comes with a DnB dance floor VIP and two remixes. Architekt’s remix crushes you with his signature bass assault and sneaking in is an unexpected original remix by the Sugarbeats featuring vocals by Calysta Cheyenne.


Now available on Beatport and iTunes


 ill.Gates vs. KJ Sawka


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Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.