Remix the Metro: Can you make music from the noise of D.C.'s aging escalators?
Update, Thursday: Listen to the winners of our Remix the Metro contest!
Update, Wednesday: Sorry for the delay folks, but we need a little more time. The Click Track team has been pulled into some reporting work, but we promise to finish reviewing the entries today and will post the results Thursday around 11 a.m. Thank you for your patience!
Update, Tuesday: Thanks everyone for the fantastic entries we've gotten so far! We'll accept new entries until midnight tonight and then unveil our favorites Wednesday.
Original post: In Saturday's Washington Post (and online now), pop music critic Chris Richards writes about the "secret jazz" of Washington's grinding, moaning Metro escalators.
Now it's your chance to remix the cacophony.
The challenge: Use one or more of the five audio clips (mp3s) below to create a unique song and upload it using the submission form below. You could mix in a melody, lay down a rhythm section or sweeten it with some horns: The only requirement is that your song incorporate the sound of the escalators. We'll showcase our favorites on Click Track after the holiday weekend.
(Note: To save mp3 files in Firefox, right click and hit "save link as.")
- Benning Road Station
- Dupont Circle Station
- Farragut North Station
- Metro Center Station
- Smithsonian Station
| January 14, 2011; 1:50 PM ET
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