Public vote for winner

Royksopp have launched a new competition allowing fans to make a video for one of their tracks.

Returning with their new album 'Senior' Royksopp closed an ambitious element of their career. The Norwegian duo were aiming to allow 'Senior' and previous album 'Junior' to sit as two sides of the same concept.

Released in September, 'Senior' was critical praised. A superb piece of songwriting, each track on the new album was intended to sit as part of an overarching concept as well as standing alone.

"The two albums ('Junior' and 'Senior') have a kinship, in that they represent Röyksopp's two very different artistic expressions. 'Junior' - with emphasis on vocals, accessible melodies and harmonies, has the energy, the inquisitive temper and confident "hey-ho, let's go!"-attitude of youth, whereas 'Senior' is the introverted, dwelling and sometimes graceful counterpart - brimfull with dark secrets and distorted memories, insisting "I'm old, I've got experince...”. Senior' is furthermore an album about age, horses and being subdued - with devils breathing down your neck."

Now Royksopp have decided to launch a new competition. Teaming up with Genero the duo are inviting film makers to craft a video for each one of the tracks 'Senior' with 27 finalists being chosen.

After this, the public will decide the winner with polls on both Royksopp's official site and Genero. Prize money totals $11,000 - the overall winner will receive $3,000, while the remaining 8 winners will get $1,000 each.

A selection of videos will be played at the Röyksopp BUG event in London, with the duo performing a special DJ set afterwards.

Genero founder Mick Entwisle: “We’re huge Röyksopp fans so we’re over the moon to be working with them. We all agreed that because of the focus on the album as a whole it made sense to run the competition for all 9 tracks. It’s a fantastic album and it’s almost made for something like this – it’s got a real cinematic sound so there is huge scope for creativity in the videos. We can’t wait to see what people come up with”.

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