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Monday, October 5th, 2009

N.A.S.A and Indaba Music Launch Contest Featuring Kanye West, David Byrne, M.I.A., George Clinton, T

N.A.S.A. and Indaba Music, the leading destination for online music creation, launched a star-studded remix contest today for artists and fans alike to collaborate with N.A.S.A. and guest stars from their debut album, The Spirit Of Apollo. Participants will remix and mash-up tracks from Kanye West, M.I.A., David Byrne, Tom Waits, Santigold, George Clinton, and DJ AM, among others, to create an entirely new N.A.S.A.-inspired song. The winner will be featured on N.A.S.A.'s forthcoming remix album and will receive $1,000.

Visit the contest href="http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/nasa">here>. Submissions will be accepted until October 23rd. The winner will be announced on October 31st.

N.A.S.A., which stands for North America South America, is an international collaboration between music aficionados Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon, along with their friends, family, and musical heroes. The Spirit of Apollo combines the sounds of Brazillian funk with soul, reggae, indie rock, old school hip-hop and more. Squeak E. Clean, from New York, and DJ Zegon, from Brazil, have gathered an illustrious group of musicians to realize their vision. By teaming up with Indaba, the duo is including the entire world. "The N.A.S.A. contest embodies what Indaba Music is all about - breaking down barriers to enable collaboration," says Indaba Music co-CEO, Dan Zaccagnino.

The full list of N.A.S.A. collaborators includes Kanye West, David Byrne, Chuck D, RZA, The Cool Kids, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Tom Waits, DJ AM, KRS-One, GhostfaceKillah, Method Man, Lykke Li, Santigold, George Clinton, Scarface, M.I.A, Chall 2na, Gif of Gab, Z-Trip, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, E-40, DJ Swamp, RZA, John Frusciante, Barbie Hatch, Fatlip, Slim Kid Tre, Karen O, Kool Keith, Sizzla, Amanda Blank, Lovefoxxx, Spank Rock, Nick Zinner, KoolKojak, Nick Zinner, DJ Babao, Del ThaFunkeeHomosapien, DJ Qbert, and The Cool Kids.

About Indaba Music

Indaba Music (www.indabamusic.com) is a collaborative platform that enables acommunity of over 300,000 musicians from over 185 countries to create music together in online recording sessions. Members share and promote their music, learn from instrumental legends and industry vets, compete in contests, and collaborate in online recording sessions, all using Indaba's groundbreaking platform. Past remix contests have featured Rivers Cuomo, The Alkaline Trio, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Yo-Yo Ma.

About N.A.S.A.

N.A.S.A., and their worldwide debut The Spirit of Apollo, is an ongoing creative collaboration between two lifelong music aficionados, Sam Spiegel (Squeak E. Clean) and Ze Gonzales (DJ Zegon) and their friends, friends of friends and musical heroes.

Sam Spiegel is a composer, producer, DJ and remixer who launched his music career after heading west from his hometown of New York and began DJ'ing clubs and events around Los Angeles. Sam has spun everywhere - from award shows and clubs to premieres and parties and fashion shows in Japan, Brazil, Morocco, Canada, Australia, England and all over the US.

A professional skateboarder who has evolved into one of the most sought-after, cutting-edge DJs in South America, Ze Gonzales (aka DJ Zegon) has carved out his own musical niche that marries traditional Brazilian beats with underground hip hop, creating a sound and vibe that places Zegon in a class all his own.

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