Umphrey’s Launches Remix Contest

umph linear remix contest

“Standing head and shoulders above their improv-centric contemporaries, Umphrey’s McGee have become defined by their ability to spin a web of tension and release through master composition and infectious grooves both live and in the studio. Umphrey’s Catalog runs the gamut of genres allowing the band to deliver unforgettable performances.


Now Umphrey’s McGee wants you to remix their album opener “The Linear”, in the first of three remix contests. The base level is set, now crank that junk.”


Umphrey’s McGee have posted nine stems from Similar Skin opener “The Linear” for download on their website. They’re asking fans to use one or more to create a remix of the track.

(no copyrighted samples;  submission must be made of material for which contestants own the copyright or a license to use, e.g. a sample pack that was purchased and is licensed).

One grand prize winner will take home all of the following:

  • $1,000
  • Official release
  • Feature on all of the band’s web properties
  • Umphrey’s McGee merch pack


If you submit, don’t spam your audience for votes to win the contest, though. The popular vote winners (three total) will receive a one-year Pro membership to Indaba Music, while the members of Umphrey’s McGee will be the sole judges picking the winner of the grand prize.

The Submission period is from June 5th to July 3 with voting running from July 3rd to July 17.

Enter the contest today!