NEW YORK, NY – June 24, 2010 —Indaba Music, the leading online destination for music creation, and Skullcandy are stoked to announce that San Diego-based dub/rock/psychedelic/jam band Slightly Stoopid has invited fans and fellow musicians to remix their song “The Fruits.”
The group, which is infamous for its musical versatility, is looking to Indaba Music’s community for a new spin on the groove from their latest album, Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid. The winner and a friend will be flown out to Tampa, Florida for the August 21st Cauzin Vapors… Legalize It show, where they will receive tickets to see Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill and reggae artist Collie Buddz, have a meet-and-greet with Slightly Stoopid all filmed by Skullcandy TV, and receive additional prizes.
Entries will be accepted June 23, 2010 through July 23, 2010 at: http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/remix-slightly-stoopid. One First Place winner will be selected by Slightly Stoopid, Skullcandy and Indaba Music’s co-founder Mantis Evar to receive the concert trip with a meet & greet, as well as a year long supply of Skullcandy headphones (6 total), a 7″ “No Cocaine” vinyl single that includes a B-Side dub version of the song by legendary reggae producer The Scientist, and a yearlong Platinum Membership to Indaba Music. Two Runners-Up (selected by the judges from all submissions) will each receive three pairs of Skullcandy’s Slightly Stoopid headphones, 7″ vinyl and a free yearlong Pro Membership to Indaba Music. Finally, ten Honorable Mentions (selected by the judges from the 25 most popular mixes) will each receive a pair of Skullcandy Slightly Stoopid headphones and a free 3-month Pro Membership to Indaba Music.
ABOUT SLIGHTLY STOOPID:
The Slightly Stoopid story can be traced to Ocean Beach, California, when childhood chums Miles and Kyle formed the group in 1995, mixing reggae and punk sounds into one smooth stylistic cocktail. Soon after, late/great Sublime frontman Brad Nowell caught wind of the group, and signed them to his Skunk Records label – while the band members were still in high school. A pair of releases soon followed for Skunk – 1996’s punk-tinged SLIGHTLY STOOPID(featuring a guest appearance by Nowell on the song “Prophet” – later covered by Sublime and released on their box set, EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN) and 1998’s surf-inspired cult classic THE LONGEST BARREL RIDE. Most recently, the band has continued their mainstream successes, seeing their last two albums-2007’s CHRONCHITIS (which featured guest appearances by Guru of Gang Starr, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys and G. Love) and 2008’s SLIGHTLY NOT STONED ENOUGH TO EAT BREAKFAST YET STOOPID-charting in the Billboard Top 100, with both albums appearing on the band’s own Stoopid Records. To date, the band has sold over 750,000 records on their own label, has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has had their songs appear on hit television series such as Scrubs, The O.C., Cribs, and more. Slightly Stoopid has also consistently been selling out venues and ampitheaters across the country for the past 3+ years, and regularly appear on Pollstar‘s lists of top-grossing tours.
SLIGHTLY STOOPID have just announced a massive headlining U.S. tour accompanied by legendary hip-hop group. The Cauzin Vapors… Legalize It tour, which isriding behind the political undertones of “legalizing it,” will kick off in mid-July and travel across the country, with stops at this year’s acclaimed Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and the Mile High Music Festival in Colorado. Prior to their July dates, SLIGHTLY STOOPID will start their summer festivities by traversing the entire West Coast with the mighty SteelPulse as well as friends and label-mates The Expendables, in addition to more festival performances to be announced. Tickets for Stoopid’s Legalize It tour are available now.
Skullcandy designs and constructs premium headphones, ear-buds, speaker docs, audio accessories, and other audio-enabled lifestyle products. Skullcandy also collaborates with top brands to integrate its speaker technology into products from snow helmets to jackets, beanies and bags. The Skullcandy family includes exclusive partnerships with: Roc Nation, a Jay-Z-founded music and entertainment company, Mix Master Mike, the National Basketball Association, and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with branded Skullcandy stages at the Joint, Wasted Space, Rehab, and Friday night live. Skullcandy’s roster of artists and athletes is amongst the most prolific in any industry, including rap czar Snoop Dogg; snowboarding legends Terje Haakonsen, Mark Frank Montoya and Devun Walsh; skate pros Lizard King, Theotis Beasley and Greg Lutzka; surf rulers Kai Otton, Kolohe Andino, the Gudauskas brothers, and Clay Marzo; as well as free-ski greats Tanner Hall, Kaya Turski, and Tom Wallisch. Skullcandy gear is sold globally through top retailers, specialty outlets and can be viewed online at www.Skullcandy.com.
Indaba Music is employed by musicians around the world to collaborate through the exchange of files, ideas, and even rights. With a strong emphasis on community, users connect and collaborate as they would in any other social network-through search, algorithmic recommendation, and site programming. As of early 2010,www.indabamusic.com has nearly 500,000 users, growing at a rate of nearly 450% over the past year to include members from 185 countries. Indaba’s collaboration opportunities have previously featured such diverse artists as The Roots, Yo-Yo Ma, Mariah Carey, Crystal Method, John Legend, Alkaline Trio, Har Mar Superstar and more. The company and its contests have been featured in USA Today, Wired, CNET, The Independent (UK), Rolling Stone, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the Christian Science Monitor, The Colbert Report, TechCrunch, Electronic Musician, SPIN and more.
With Indaba, the world of music has gotten even smaller, while the possibilities remain endless. For more information, visit http://www.indabamusic.com.
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