To celebrate Rova’s upcoming 33 Anniversary concert with special guests DJ Olive and DJ P-Love, and to celebrate the release of The Receiving Surfaces, a limited edition live LP of last summer’s landmark collaboration with John Zorn, we’d like to make the tracks from Rova’s quartet recording of Steve Adam’s piece “Flip Trap” available to you to rethink, remix, and manipulate as you’d like.

Since the 33  Anniversary Concert features 2 turntablists remixing Rova live, and since we have a new Vinyl release out, we thought it would be cool to see who in the improvised music and DJ communities would want to take a crack at rethinking the recorded, original “Flip Trap.”

For Remix: We’re making the individual tracks for “Flip Trap” available… plus a host of files from “Rovamatic” (the Rova-samples CD ROM).

Dig into the individual parts and pieces, chop, flip, rearrange, corrode, and remix them to your heart’s content. Rova dub? Ambient Rova? Whatever. We want to hear what you got.  We're encouraging remixes that use Rova samples as the only source material, so let us know if you've pulled that off.  But if something else seems absolutely essential to include, go for it.

The winning remix will be chosen in August 2011 in voting by our friends on Facebook after our internal brain trust picks their favorite three; the winner will receive a free copy of Rova’s most recent release, Planetary, that includes “Flip Trap”, a copy of the limited edition LP, The Receiving Surfaces (featuring John Zorn with Rova), plus another collector’s item: the CD ROM Rovamatic, a sample library featuring the Rova Saxophone Quartet.  The top three will all receive a copy of Planetary.

We’ll host all submitted tracks on for the length of the contest and will feature the top three mixes on our web site for an additional 6 months. Click Here to Listen to Remix Contest Entries

Deadline for submissions: 13th August, 2011.

Rules and Conditions:

  1. In order to qualify for this contest, you must become a fan of Rova:Arts on Facebook.
  2. Download the remix files here. All remixes should be submitted by August 13, 2011.
  3. Submit your remix as an mp3 file to  Winners will need to supply a stereo .wav file upon request.
  4. Name your track as follows: “Rova ([your facebook's name] Remix)”. Ex: Rova (Brent Miller Remix) 
  5. Winners will be posted on as well as Rova Facebook page. Any submissions using a sample that is ‘uncleared’ will be disqualified. The definition of an ‘uncleared’ sample is a loop, sample or musical work, that you do not own the copyright for (ie: you didn’t create it). You are free to use sounds that were created by you and/or royalty free loops. The submitting party bears all responsibility for their use of any ‘uncleared’ content.
  6. In consideration of Rova:Arts agreeing to consider entrants to the Competition, each entrant hereby assigns to Rova:Arts perpetual, royalty-free, exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your entry worldwide and/or to incorporate your entry in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your entry. Prior to any release, winner will be required to sign a remix agreement and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release.  Please submit professional quality product for consideration.
  7. All trademarks and logos are protected. All rights of the producer and the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of the remix parts or resulting records or remixes or is prohibited.
  8. Your submission of a remix in this contest constitutes your agreement to these Rules.  
  9. None of the organizers or sponsors of this event, including but not limited to Rova:Arts shall accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of entering the competition or winning any prize. They further accept no liability for any damage caused to any person’s computer or other electronic device relating to or resulting from downloading any materials, including so called computer viruses, in connection with this competition.
  10. Entrants should be at least 13 years old.
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