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Become a Skalpel remixer and win a trip to Warsaw

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 May 15.

To find out more, simply log on to

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 B-side.

How to enter?.....

Download the zipped file of Break In parts from

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:
Skalpel Remix
Ninja Tune
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, Poland.

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 records.

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.

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