Vicious, Australia's longest-running dance music label, is marking its 21st birthday in style. As well as a heavyweight compilation, the label is embarking on a club tour, hosting an art installation — and offering budding producers a great prize in a remix competition.
Vicious has had over 500 releases in its 21 years, and has provided a platform for early material by Avicii, Dirty South (pictured above), Madison Avenue, Rogue Traders and many others.
The album contains 21 originals along with 21 new remixes. Madison Avenue's big international house hit 'Don't Call Me Baby' gets reworked by Motez, a re-rub that's currently flying high in the Australian charts, and other original tracks by Axwell & Dirty South, Avicii & Sebastien Drums and Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries are included on the comp.
There are 21 new remixes too, including a Sgt Slick one of DJ Mag fave 'Gonna Be Mine' by NAPT & Peo De Pitte. Hear all the remixes here:
The label is also offering budding producers the chance to remix one of their biggest tracks. All you have to do is log on here to download the parts and get started!
Once you’ve completed your mix, name it using “Vicious21” in the remix name, (eg. Vandalism Vicious21 Mix), then you simply upload it to your own Soundcloud/YouTube and register it for the competition by pasting your link into the WAVO competition page. All styles of electronic music will be considered — it doesn't have to be house...
The winner will appear on the official re-release package. You have until April 11th.
The label's club tour, meanwhile, takes in choice nite-spots in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Australia in the coming weeks.