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15th September 2016

Red Bull Studios Auckland ‘Re-Up’: Silicon ‘Burning Sugar’

Lurking amidst Auckland’s tranquil waters, bold mountains and dormant volcanoes, insomniac Kody Nielson aka SILICON composes shiny and gorgeous pop-aspersions that loiter in the silence. If there was a set of stems that we'd undoubtedly like to get our hands on...they're his.

With the release of latest solo project SILICON, whose debut LP Personal Computer boasts psychedelic noir electronics, often exploring the gap between the physical and the synthetic, we were stopped in our tracks by 'Burning Sugar.' The Hawaiian-New Zealander has always been separated from both the mainland and the main-frame, starting out in Flying Nun band The Mint Chicks with his brother Ruban. After the band split, Ruban went on to release records under his moniker Unknown Mortal Orchestra, whilst Kody formed his own gold in SILICON. Whether working in both critically-acclaimed projects or touring round the world, Kody’s steady on his own musical path wherever it takes him.

Put your spin on 'Burning Sugar' and you could be walking away with the brand new Native Instruments Komplete 11 thanks to Rock Shop, a day in Red Bull Studios Auckland, and a years supply of WINGS.

1. Download the stems at

2. Put your spin on ‘Burning Sugar.'

3. Upload your REMIX to soundcloud with the tag #SILICONREUP and also submit here.

​Entries close September 15th, and SILICON will announce winner September 22nd at 20:00.

* Disclaimer: Stems and upload of remix are limited to entrance of the Red Bull Studios Remix competition only. Permission must be requested and approved in written form to use stems beyond competition capacity. *

More info here.