Franz Ferdinand, Beatport in remix promotion

Franz Ferdinand have teamed up with Beatport to promote a remix competition for the release of the band’s third album, ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’, preceded by first single ‘Ulysses’, set for release January 19.

Aping Radiohead’s remix competitions, remixable elements of the single will be made available to buy on November 4. Fans will be able to put together their own version of the track – all in advance of the release of the track, which will see its first radio play on November 17.

Fan-submitted remixes will be judged by Beatport and the Beatport community and the overall winner will then be picked by the band. The winning entries will then be released digitally to coincide with the single release in January.

The single was produced by Dan Carey and the band as part of the album sessions which took place at the band’s own headquarters in Govan, Glasgow and Carey’s South London studio.

Franz Ferdinand are: Alex Kapranos (vocals/guitar/keys), Nick McCarthy (vocals, keys, guitar), Paul Thomson (drums/guitar) and Bob Hardy (bass).

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