Tonight I’m gonna produce like its 2999

Aliens.  Robots.  Lasers.  It’s the year 2999: who are you on the dancefloor with?  Peppermill Records have started a competition to produce dance music for 1000 years in the future inspired by the above painting.  Dubstep or related sounds seem to fit the description of the contest quite well, so if you think you’ve got what it takes head over to the competition page to check out more details.  Producers involved so far include Kid606, Dntel of Postal Service fame, Mochipet, Cardopusher, High Rankin, Stagga and more, so victors from this will be among seriously well-known electronic artists.


It’s the year 2999, and what you see above is your future.   What exactly is going on?  Your job is to soundtrack the above painting by celebrated futurist David Schleinkofer and write a short description of your vision.

This open competition is for a spot on a big upcoming Peppermill release, the chosen piece will be featured alongside many of the most talented forward-thinking electronic musicians around.  Their works will be interpreted by illustrators while you’ll be doing the exact opposite.

What we’re putting together is a futuristic dance album, as the title is a play on the phrase “dance like it’s 1999″.  However this doesn’t have to sound like anything humans currently groove to, in fact we encourage you to paint way, way outside the lines.

Bass is necessary though.  Deep, deep sub bass.  This collection is going to feature songs using a very full range of frequencies, and experimentation with the lower end of the spectrum is a must.

When completed it’ll be freely downloadable under a Creative Commons license, as all our releases are, which means people are encouraged to share the music but aren’t allowed to alter it in any way or use it for commercial purposes without your consent.


- interpret the painting above
- the result should be ready to be played on dancefloors 989 years from now
- use a rich range of frequencies including sub-bass
- the title should be fairly descriptive, as the painting and the song are to be a combo
- include a paragraph-long summary of your vision

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