UPDATE: The competition is now closed.
Congratulations to the winner, Adriano Capizzi from Bischofszell, Switzerland. You can listen to his winning entry here.
The Rhythm Divine
Things that make us say, “Ohhhh yeaahhh“: the Yellofier app, a collaborative piece of technology from Yello‘s Boris Blank and Swedish producer Håkan Lidbo released last year. As you can imagine, a tool that turns any sample you care to take into music is definitely something that holds our interest. In fact, you might have seen the booths (yellow, of course) that we set up for testing the app at one of last year’s EB Festivals. But now we gotta say yes to another excess: our first collaboration with Volkswagen, The Yellofier Remix Contest!
Using only the tools of a specially-created edition of the Yellofier app (download it for iOS or Android)—drum computer, sequencer, special effects, and sampler—we invite you to remix Yello’s song “Move, Dance, Electrified”. Feel free to experiment and make your own field recordings with the app’s sampler, as well. The effects and sounds can easily be modified by your own hand, thanks to the intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Once your remix is done, upload it to Yellofier.com via Soundcloud and spread the word—the best tracks will be decided by the number of votes listeners give it, so make sure to tell your friends! Get enough votes and your remix will be added to the Top 50 list, from which a panel of judges—including Yello as well as members of Electronic Beats and Volkswagen—will select the contest’s winner.
The winner of the contest will receive not one, but all of the following:
- A new Volkswagen e-up! city car
- A trip to an Electronic Beats Festival of their choice
- An invitation to electrified! the e-mobility-weeks by Volkswagen club nights in Berlin to present the track with Yello
- Remix releases on the Electronic Beats Compilation—as well as a special Volkswagen compilation—along with the best songs
The Yellofier Remix Contest takes place in conjunction with the app’s Android-launch and electrified! the e-mobility-weeks by Volkswagen in Berlin from March 8th until the 21st. Both the app and contest participation are free of charge and open to all, professionals and amateurs alike, but the competition closes on February 28th—so get remixing! And keep track of the action via the Facebook page. ~
After 120,000 downloads made it the number one music app in eight countries, we’re excited to announce that our iPhone app Yellofier has been given a brand new update. The groundbreaking app, which is made in collaboration with Electronic Beats and produced by Boris Blank and Håkan Lidbo, now has even more features blasting open its potential for music making. Chief among them is the ability to transpose each step in the sequencer by + 12 or – 12 opening up a range of melodic possibilities. An extra track has also been added, raising the amount of sounds that it’s possible to play simultaneously to 16, and there’s new pause and resume functionality.
Yellofier Version 1.2 retails for €2.69. Android users… hold tight, the version for your devices should be available by the end of the year. You can see shop Telekom’s Top Apps or check out all our related tech coverage by heading here.
Don’t forget to check out a Facebook gallery documenting what happened when Yello’s Boris Blank came to Berlin to meet the winner of our Yellofier track contest Marco Seibt. Below is a video (in German) about the updates filmed at the IFA tradeshow earlier this year.
Hurry, you’ve only got 24 hours left to submit your tracks and be in with a chance of winning a free trip to Zurich.
In April we told you about a brand new app called Yellofier which turned your own field recordings into fully fledged compositions in a way that was both fun and easy. Since then many of you have submitted your own attempts to the public vote as part of our Yellofier competition, fighting for the chance to go to Zurich, all expenses paid, to spend a day with Yello’s Boris Blank—who is also the inventor of the app along with Swedish producer Håkan Lidbo. The winning song will also be released, and here’s the clincher, on the next Electronic Beats compilation.
The contest runs until May 31st, which is tomorrow. Below is the current Top Three currently riding high on the Yellofier website. Think you can do better? Grab the app and get yellofying. From May 1st the app will cost 2,69€.
Read our interview with Blank and Lidbo here.
Yello’s Boris Blank has teamed up with Swedish producer Håkan Lidbo for the new Yellofier app, which can turn any sound into music. You can download the five-star-rated Yellofier for free from your appstore throughout the month of April—try it now and enter a competition to win a free trip to Zurich to yellofy the city with Boris Blank.
The Yellofier app by Boris Blank and Swedish producer Håkan Lidbo is less a compositional tool and more a blank canvas that invites the user to hear the world with different ears. By “yellofying” field recordings and turning them into treatable sounds, you can create your own songs, or edit other people’s. To prove that, Lidbo and Blank invite you to submit either your own song or to twist and tweak preset tracks by acclaimed artists such as Booka Shade, Carl Craig, Henrik Schwarz, Matt Johnson, Orbital, The Orb, Trentemøller, and more. The submissions compete for a flight to Zurich to spend a day with Boris Blank yellofying the Swiss capital. The winning song, chosen by public vote on yellofier.com, will also be released on the next Electronic Beats compilation. Go to Yellofier.com for details and to enter. Read our interview with Blank and Lidbo here.