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commandcontrol key

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optionalt key

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Double click this icon and you can mute or unmute the row.

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Remix Contest Genre/Theme Poll!

Jerf Bellino
Jerf Bellino

So Mysterexe and I have decided to let the beatlabbers that have signed up for the contest decide on what the Remix Contest's Genre or Theme will be. We ask all of the participants to pick either #1 (limiting genre) or #2 (limiting theme). The number with the highest number of votes will be the winner.

If you are unfamiliar with what Genre or Theme is (Genre definition is from Google; theme from Wikipedia): Genre = A category of artistic composition, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. Theme = The material, usually a recognizable melody, upon which part or all of a composition is based. Theme Examples (the title explains the theme; these aren't necessarily fall-based): http://www.beatlab.com/matrices/431301

http://www.beatlab.com/matrices/432084

So here are the choices:

Choice One: Genre - EDM (Electronic Dance Music)/Trap

Choice Two: Theme - Fall/Autumn

Example of EDM: http://www.beatlab.com/matrices/426336

Examples of Trap: http://www.beatlab.com/matrices/445031

http://www.beatlab.com/matrices/392289

http://www.beatlab.com/matrices/439147

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