Nokia like dubstep (a bit more than dubstep likes Nokia)

Mobile phone giant buys in to 2011's biggest musical genre with remix of signature ringtone.


Words by: Charlie Jones

Swedish phone giants Nokia have revealed the winner of their ”Nokia Tune Dubstep Edition”. The lucky ringtone producer is Valerio Alessandro Sizzi, a 22-year old audio design graduate from outside Milan. His 24-second version of the original Nokia tune, known as the Grande Valse, beat off stiff competition from 6,200 other applicants to win the honour of being preloaded onto more than 100 million handsets all over the world, as well as earning the young producer a $10,000 prize.

Sizzi had this to day about his win: “I never expected my version to be so popular and to be highly rated by Nokia, but hey! Nice surprise.” Five runners up will have their tunes made available on the Nokia store and take home $1000 each.

It’s not the first time Nokia have apparently come into contact with “your” music – earlier this year, we reported that the tech giant apparently used a version of The xx’s VCR in their adverts. Oh, speaking of “uses of dubstep James Blake may not approve of”, Weetabix used the sound of now in a recent British advert, belwo

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