I bring you July's theme:
"In-DnB-Step" you say? What does that mean?
Basically it means make an industrial infused dnb/dubstep, or dnb, or dubstep theme, with the goal being that the song has to at least have a bass that is some industrial sound (car engine.. heavy machinery, spaceship engine etc. - be creative!) And you can reesify and wub wub it from there, but at the beginning of the song it has to be present in its raw form and slowly distorted so people can see it is indeed an industrial sound (or sounds) being used. :P
Now I realize that not all industrial songs have industrial sounding BASS - but I want you to take the industrial ELEMENT and apply it to the dnb or dubstep song. The goal here is industrial sounding bass that is then twisted into all sorts of new and interesting ways ;)
now that of course is the bare minimum.. adding more industrial fusion, more industrial sounds for percussion but in the style of amen break or dubstep percussion is very much desired too.. as these genres can be rather.. predictable in the fact that their percussions always sound the SAME.. the goal here is to take these rather dirtyish genres and add an even filthier mechanical level and sound to them.
Any songs that do NOT conform to the rule of the bass being a sound that is NOT a regular bass/dnb bass/dubstep bass and try to submit regular styles of these genres WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES. I have noticed that in the past the rules are not always followed.. or in some cases even READ. If this is the case this time your song will automatically be thrown out - NO EXCEPTIONS.
I am not going to provide any dubstep or DnB examples as I feel you are all very well versed in those genres on this site.. however industrial I feel is a very oft overlooked genre on this site and thus I will provide ONE example of it.
Helix - No. 6
New! Originally 6 minutes 66 seconds. Hard ind. rock.
- 3.80 / 5.00
Covers or remixes are NOT allowed for this contest, unless you are covering or remixing another users song that they submitted to the portal in the past, or your own song that you may have submitted in the past, as this applies to the "share alike" license of newgrounds. We would prefer to see you come up with something on your own - carve your own path to greatness!
Production ALWAYS plays an important role in these contest. This means stressing quality and pressuring the contestants to put as much effort, knowledge and talent that they possibly can into their submissions.
1) If you use real instruments - make sure they sound sweet!<br />
2) If you use a real vocalist - make sure the vocals sounds sweet!<br />
3) If you use Nuendo or East west (which I know 90% of you that go down that route will) - for the love of god - mix it properly!
anyone who records their own samples, like say.. their own car engine and can somehow back it up with say link to a video of them recording it.. you get major props from us!
Voices can be used, provided that:<br />
1) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.<br />
2) It is 100% your own recording and creation.<br />
3) You can ask another artist or group to provide vocals, as long as all material is newly created for your submission, and you provide the details of the vocalist(s), who they are.
Recordings of instruments are great! Make sure you list any you used in your song description, and if anyone else helped, list them as well! As a result if someone assists you with instruments you may include them as part of your song - just make sure to mention them in your song description. The prize however will only go to the user that submitted the song.
All tracks must be in by the deadline. Please check your Newgrounds in-boxes regularly. If you have a problem with reaching the deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will review your case.
Submissions must not contain any material deemed offensive.
Further questions pertaining to official NACs can be found in the NAC General Discussion Thread
Last but not least, remember to have fun! Don't get too competitive and/or elitist, or I may have to bash some heads! :P
Industrial, Dubstep and DnB Musicians, this is your time to shine!