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Stefon Harris Video Remix Contest!!!! New Album Urbanus!! See the Video!!!

by on Sep.16, 2009, under News


out the beautifully illustrated video from Stefon Harris and Blackout

for “Gone” off the new album Urbanus, released on Concord

Jazz on August 25th. The illustration is based off the album art, created

by designer, comic book illustrator and artist, Stacey “Shabach”


Urbanus, the

new release by vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris signifies his 7th

album as a band leader and his Concord Records debut. The new album

picks up where 2004’s Evolution left off in that it features

Blackout, his scintillating ensemble that’s as versed in modern

jazz as it is with rhythms, melodies and soundscapes associated with

R&B, pop, hip-hop and funk. More

Info & Streaming Tracks:




Inspired by the original

artwork of the album, which was then animated for the video, Stefon

Harris and Blackout are challenging you to create your own remix of

the video for “Gone.” Simply download the music and the art,

rework it and remix it, using free online software (or your own of your

choosing), and post your video to the contest page on YouTube. 

The winner will be

chosen by Stefon and the graphic artist/video designer, and the winner

will receive a video premiere, autographed lithograph of the album art

and a copy of the CD.

Download all the necessary tools and get

more info here:



The artist on the

original video for “Gone” is Stacey “Shabach” Robinson,

graphic designer, comic book illustrator and artist. Recently he has

exhibited his works across the U.S. and is working on various art projects

and planning for solo art exhibitions. Samples of his work can be

viewed at and


Official video: 

Remix Contest: 







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