Contests — July 6, 2011 at 7:25 am

Contest: Win Japanese Popstars prize pack, featuring Depeche Mode, Robert Smith

Hotly tipped electronic trio The Japanese Popstars not only enlisted Robert Smith to sing on their new album, they’ve also just released a limited-edition 12-single single with an exclusive Depeche Mode remix — and now, thanks to the folks at Astralwerks, one Slicing Up Eyeballs reader can win both.

They’re part of a Japanese Popstars prize package that includes:

  • The Remixes limited-edition 12-inch EP featuring exclusive mixes of Depeche Mode’s “Peace,” 30 Seconds to Mars’s “Closer to the Edge” and Kylie Minogue’s “Better Than Today.” (For DM completists, this is the only way to get “Peace” on 12-inch vinyl, since that single famously wasn’t issued.)
  • Autographed copy of Controlling Your Allegiance, the new full-length CD featuring The Cure’s frontman on “Take Forever” (which you can stream here), as well as vocal contributions by members of Editors and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

To enter, simply drop a comment below — any comment. We’ll take entries until noon EST Friday, July 22. After that point, we’ll randomly select a winner, who will be contacted via e-mail — so please remember to use a legit address. Finally, per Astralwerks, the contest only is open to entrants living in the United States. Sorry, but those are the rules.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thank you all for entering. We’ve randomly drawn a winner, and that lucky reader is AndyTheCureFan. Congrats.





  1. Have Depeche Mode, will enter. :P

  2. LonnieAfterMidnight

    Yes! [OK, so have I won?] ;)

  3. Shandelle

    This sounds awesome!

  4. I love the Take Forever track with Robert and love Depeche Mode! Will check this out.

  5. Mervyn Endacott

    This is a great prize ! Thanks !

  6. the 22nd is my b-day….

  7. Comment dropped.

  8. Larry Mac

    Hit me.

  9. Looking forward to hearing their new album!

  10. Shitbag.

  11. Would love this! :)

  12. pick me! you guys rock! pick me!

  13. COMMENT!!!

  14. Robert Smith is the big-time guest vocalist these days, innit he?

  15. Unleash the comment!



  17. i’m all in

  18. Depeche Mode and Robert Smith…these guys know talent to partner with…

  19. cool sweeps!

  20. I look forward to hearing these tracks!

  21. Michelle Langlie

    Two of my faves, DM & Robert Smith…sign me up!

  22. Nice!

  23. I can’t wait to hear those songs. Thanks for keeping me up-to-date on my favorite bands!

  24. Count me in

  25. Sweeet!

  26. Stephen Duke lord Esq

    In for a penny in for a pound.

  27. Dig it!

  28. I’d like to win please, I like winning :)

  29. please please. all the collaborations on the album were great!

  30. chad patterson


  31. Great contest, I LOVE collaborations.

  32. The Japanese Popstars!

  33. I am the completist!

  34. Woo.

  35. I wanna win! NO! I GOTTA WIN! Ok… I wanna win!


  36. I will ultimately win one of these contests. It would be fun if this was the one…


    LOVE THIS ALBUM. and i could sure use some swag!

  38. Joe bohan

    like it was only yesterday

  39. Me Please :)

  40. AndyTheCureFan

    Would love to win this. Thanks.

  41. Good Luck to everybody!! DM Rules!!

  42. John oyler

    Learn new stuff all the time on this site. For instance Japanese Popstars. They probably would have gone under my radar for a while.
    Plus all the free down loads and contests. :)

  43. awesome!

    from hong kong with love.

  44. George Hixson

    I really need to check this hroup out.

  45. Jim McCabe

    I’m listening to Music for Airports and it sounds monumental!

  46. guillaume

    Rob’s got the midas voice

  47. jeanieforever

    woot! and yay.

  48. What’s for dinner, Grandpa?

  49. Awesome website and prize pack! Hope we win!

  50. Nice album, I was just listening to Robert Smith’s collaboration on vocals “Take Forever”. So many guests on the album… And the best part, This dudes are Irish. (yeah, saddly I can’t win cause I’m not in the USA).

  51. Love the mixtape, and this contest!

  52. very cool! I want!!!

  53. July 22 is the day before Martin Lee Gore’s birthday! WOO!

  54. I hope Depeche Mode goes on tour soon. I’m going to check out this Japstars rmx.

  55. Bill Cullen

    Japanese Popstars freakin rule. I love you guys! Must…….win…….contest……or imminent death will come to me!

  56. entered!

  57. Must have everything Depeche Mode ever…….

  58. Wish this was an international contest

  59. Three contests entered in one day. Wow haha

  60. Frederick Crowley

    Come closer… Destroy!
    Destroy the brain.

  61. appletreeman

    Peace, please!

  62. Excellent contest!

  63. I’m interested! Editors!

  64. Somehow I missed this DM remix – off to find it and give it a listen.

  65. Interesting mix!

  66. Thanks Slicking Up Eyeballs to introducing me to so much delicious, rad music. You guys R-O-C-K!

  67. me , me please. i’ve been pimping this album and videos for months. i love this album!

  68. James Byron Wood

    A very cool prize package for a very cool group.

  69. Contest is now closed. Thanks all for the entries…

  70. me me me

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