August 2, 2012


Win Cash for Remixing Bon Iver

Tim Mosenfelder
Tim Mosenfelder

Bon Iver just realized something über-fans have known for a while: There isn't enough of their amazing music out there. Remixes are an easy, often exceptionally enjoyable way to milk a little more out of the group's meager output—SoundCloud and YouTube DJs have been posting independent takes for a solid few years—so Justin Vernon and his merry band are now sanctioning that very pursuit with an official contest. They've put up the individual master tracks (the "stems") to every Bon Iver, Bon Iver song and are giving away $1,000 for the best remix of each tune (and you can win more than once). The winners will comprise a Spotify-exclusive remix album. Head to Indaba Music for more info and to enter the contest.

In the meantime, as avid Bon Iver remix consumers, it's our civic duty to share some of the finest extant work with you. Here are five of our favorites, three of which you won't be able to remix for the contest anyway, as they're from the Blood Bank EP and For Emma, Forever Ago: