I want to say a humongous THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the “Better This Way” remix contest. I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who got to work and created some AWESOME remixes. Several people even commented thanking me for the opportunity.

No. Thank YOU. This has been really fun.

The Original Version

In case you didn’t know about the remix competition. I’m releasing a new album called Better This Way, and the first song on the album is the title track. Here’s what my version sounds like:

I held a contest where I released the stems from the above song for people to download and remix into an all new version of the song.

There were so many great submissions, and I personally listened to each one. Now for the winner…

Drew Cyphers – The Outlier Studio!

Congratulations to Drew Cyphers of The Outlier Studio! His remix was fantastic. The intro smacks you in the face. He used the guitar tracks from the original song, but in a very unique, different way. And that stutter “here we go” vocal is AWESOME.

Well, well done, Drew. You rocked it, dude.

As the winner of the contest, Drew’s remix will be the bonus Track #14 on the digital version of my new album Better This Way, which will be released on April 7 over at www.joegildermusic.com.

Honorable Mention

There were two other remixes I want to give a shout-out to.

First up, Jay Sachtjen’s stripped-down piano remix was absolutely beautiful and very moving:

Henry Mittnacht brought the funk with his remix. Really great groove. I DARE you not to bob your head along with the music as soon as it starts.

Thanks again to everyone for participating. Leave a comment below and congratulate the winners!!