It's a Remix Rematch

  • May 25, 2007
The contestants who went for Baroque in the Oregon Bach Festival's first Bach Remix have earned the right to compete in a three-way rematch for a $717 cash prize June 2 at the Bach Remix 2, at high noon in the Heritage Courtyard of Eugene's Oakway Center. Returning champion DJ DV8, last year's runner-up DJ Smuve, and DJ Reflex came out on top in open auditions May 4. At the final, they will put their skills on the line, mixing the third movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the latest beats and hip-hop. In their 7-minute, 17-second set, each will be judged on creativity, showmanship, musicality, and allegiance to the spirit of J.S. Bach. Judges for the American Idol-style showdown are Rocky Lamanna, a classical music announcer for KWAX-FM; Michael Kay, a Eugene DJ and record producer who created his own record label; and Cindy Ingram, a Eugene music promoter. In addition to the cash, the Bach Remix winner will be featured on one of the main stages at this year's 25th Anniversary Eugene Celebration, September 7-9. The show opens with violinist Theeze and the hip hop dance group Raw Action, performing a then-and-now rendition of the Preludio from Bach's Partitia in E Major. DJ Robo, the morning man on 104.7 KDUK, will emcee the hip-hop/classical show. The Bach Remix 2 is free to the public. The Oregon Bach Festival and the UO-student run Allen Hall Advertising agency initiated the event as a way to introduce younger audiences to the music of J.S. Bach. At the Remix, the Festival will offer discount tickets to its 2007 event, which takes place June 27- July 15 throughout Eugene. Event sponsors are the Oakway Center, 104.7 KDUK, and the Eugene Celebration. For more, see the remix myspace page: http://myspace.com/bachremix