Los Angeles-based Producer and Music Director Gil Smith II has been announced as ambassador of Samsung Galaxy Music’s Over The Horizon Remix Campaign.
According to Samsung, Smith has worked with superstar artists from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, and Lady Gaga to international K-Pop stars Big Bang.
The new contest, which launched Monday, Nov. 11, on www.playgalaxymusic.com and culminates Dec. 16, 2013, will allow musicians to showcase their remixing skills online by creating and uploading their own versions of the official “Over The Horizon Remix” which was composed by Smith and his band around the signature Samsung melody.
The song is featured in a short film featuring Smith and his band during the course of the song’s production in a Malibu recording studio and will be available as a ringtone for Galaxy mobile phones.
The Over The Horizon Worldwide Remix event is open to anyone who has a passion for music. Top 5 applicants will each win a Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear and the 1st prize winner will be granted the honor of their song being made into a GALAXY ringtone, which will be available for download to all Galaxy users via www.playgalaxymusic.com and Galaxy Music app.
Samsung sponsored the Big Bang Galaxy ALIVE World Tour where Smith was the Music Director and toured worldwide with the band. Smith says his Galaxy Note 3 and Gear have helped boost his creativity as a musician.
“Technology is a crucial part of my everyday work as a musician and producer. Samsung continues to provide the products and features that make it possible to innovate in new and exciting ways using a mobile platform.”
Smith runs his own full-service music production and staffing company called SAGA Entertainment.