At last year’s MidPoint Music Festival, you may have noticed various cryptic murals, posters and superhero mannequins scattered along the fest route. Those were actually clues that were part of a scavenger hunt of sorts, leading to tasks like taking photos and rewards like free music downloads by local bands. The hunt was part of a project that will result in a “crowd-sourced” film called Radius, with assistance from RippleFX Films, Possible Worldwide, Lightborne and Sonic Arts. Local tech-savvy, progressive promo group The All Night Party is in charge of putting together a soundtrack that, like the film, will reflect the spirit — and sound — of Cincinnati.
Songs by six local bands — The Sundresses, The Seedy Seeds, Zachary Burns Band, Fists of Love, The Chocolate Horse and The Lions Rampant — were selected to provide music for different animated film sequences. But, in keeping with the “crowd-sourcing” concept, you can still be involved. Yes, you.
The All Night Party has put out a call for remixes of the six tracks, providing individual instrument tracks (or stems) for the songs, as well as storyboard mock-ups of the scenes so you can get the feel.
Among the tracks offered for remixing is a brand new one from The Sundresses called “Lost at Sea.” And The Chocolate Horse track “Lasso, Lasso” was recorded during MPMF as part of ANP’s live studio series, Ultrasessions (pictured). (The Lions Rampant track is an unreleased instrumental without individual tracks with which to play.)
If your remix is used for the film, you’ll get $50 for your trouble. To grab your stems, find more info and get started, click here.