Items & Things fans worldwide had a chance to prove themselves as big league level producers for the first time earlier this year. Beatport’s “Marc Houle – Very Bad Remix Contest” drew over 132 entries from all corners of the world as contestants powered up their amplifiers and lit up their soundboards in hopes of snagging the grand prize: one Novation Dicer, the full Items & Things back catalog, and the honor of having their remix digitally released on Items & Things. In the end, 26-year old Retro Jay a.k.a. Josiah Kirton from Barbados claimed the fame with an upbeat Stripped Out remix. The runner-up community pick, chosen by Beatport voters, went to 23-year old Exiva from Krivoy Rog, Ukraine who was awarded to having his remix digitally released alongside both Marc Houle’s and Retro Jay’s remixes on IT015.
1. Very Bad (Retro Jay Stripped Out Remix)
2. Very Bad (Exiva Remix)
3. Very Bad (Marc Houle Remix)
Release date: May 18, 2012
Digital downloads available at Beatport.