In February, Beyoncé reached out to her millions of fans asking them to participate in a contest on her official website in collaboration with SoundCloud for the best ‘End Of Time’ remix. The contest was open to 25 countries with each remix being uploaded to SoundCloud and after 3,000 remixes and four weeks of consideration by the judges who included Beyoncé and DJ Afrojack, Los Angeles based producer Jimek was announced as the winner.
Jimek’s remix is like no other as he stripped down the track to highlight Beyoncé’s voice while adding very little to the instrumental half of the song. Full of percussions, we hear the new beat support Bey’s vocals even better than the original as she sings: “Come take my hand / I won’t let you go / I’ll be your friend / I will love you so deeply / I will be the one to kiss you at night / I will love you till the end of time.”
Beyoncé surprised Jimek via Skype where she informed him that he was the lucky winner. After confessing that he’s not much of a speaker, he thanked her from the bottom of his heart for choosing him. Bey advised him to stay humble and he burst out in tears just before the end of their conversation. As the contest winner, Jimek (Radzimir Debski) will walk away with $4,000 USD and his remix will appear on Beyoncé’s upcoming EP, ‘4: The Remix.’
Beyoncé also released the album artwork for ‘4: The Remix’ and it’s simple yet creative as it shows the Grammy Award winning artist in an animated light. Resembling a fashion designer’s sketch, Bey is featured on the cover in an array of drawings as she wears some of her memorable outfits.
‘4: The Remix’ will be digitally available on April 24th.
‘4: The Remix’ Track Listing:
- “Run the World (Girls)” Dave Aude Club Remix
- “Countdown” Isa Machine Remix
- “Best Thing I Never Had” Lars B Remix
- “Love On Top” DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Remix
- “End Of Time” WAWA Extended
- “End Of Time” JIMEK Remix
Watch Beyoncé Skype Jimek Below:
Listen To Jimek’s ‘End Of Time’ Remix Below: