Story: Jack Foley
Calling all remixers, Skalpel Remix Competition
TO COINCIDE with the release of Skalpel's eponymously titled
debut album, on April 19m, the artist's label, Ninja Tunes is
launching a competition that gives potential remixers out there
the chance to remix the track, Break In.
The winning entry may also appear on a forthcoming Skalpel B-side
- if it's good enough.
The lucky winner will also win a trip to Warsaw, for them and
a friend, to attend the launch party of the Skalpel album, on
To find out more, simply log on to http://www.ninjatune.net/skalpel/
The prize includes:
l Airline travel to Warsaw from
several European locations;
l 2 nights accommodation;
l VIP entry to the Punkt club;
l Hanging out with Skalpel, the
dons of the Polish scene;
l The chance that your remix of
the track 'Break In' will also appear on a forthcoming Skalpel
How to enter?.....
Download the zipped file of Break In parts from http://www.ninjatune.net/skalpel/
They should unpack using Stuffit, Zipit or Winzip. The remix
should be sent as an mp3, no bigger than 5MB to:
making the subject of your mail 'Skalpel Remix'.
Also a Wav or Aiff audio CDR should be sent to:
PO box 4296
London SE11 4WW
All entries must be received by April 23.
Who are Skalpel?
Skalpel are Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudlo, DJs/producers from Wroclaw,
Being new recruits of Ninja Foreign Legion, they are rather
hesitant to speak about their past.
Sufficient to say, they are talented DJs, whose four mixes were
aired on Solid Steel in the past, two of which were released as
'Virtual Cuts' - namely the best mixtape released in the history
of electronic music in Poland.
The year 2000 was a landmark for them, as they traveled the
country with DJ Vadim and his Russian Percussion, presenting an
amazing 4-deck show.
Later that year, they released demo CD-R, titled Polish Jazz,
which not only received a lot of critical acclaim, but also led
Skalpel to signing a contract with Ninja Tune.
For the last two years they've been digging in the crates, trying
to build the most exciting collection of samples from Polish Jazz
Now they are slowly unleashing the music created from these sounds.
They ressurected the 'dusty & smokey spirit of Polish jazz
of 60s and 70s', and reimagined it for 21st Century audiophiles.