In 1968 a British engineer, Brian Jarvis, invented the monophonic organ, a musical instrument known for its unique space age sound. The Stylophone rapidly became the instrument of choice for the likes of David Bowie and Kraftwerk. As Bowie himself said: “it is the only instrument I take on holiday to compose on.”

Stylophone announces a global music competition, as part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations – to be judged by the legendary producer of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, Tony Visconti. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, a producer, a DJ or a musician – or all of the above – Stylophone would like you to create a special piece of music for its birthday.

The competition will offer the chance for entrants to compose and create a piece of music up to 2 minutes long, celebrating the Stylophone in all its glory. The winner will receive an amazing gold Stylophone - the only one in the world. The winner will also receive all the current Stylophone products including the new GenX-1, Beatbox and S2. The winning track will be posted across all Stylophone’s social media platforms with full credits to the winning artist.

John Simpson from Stylophone says: “From its appearance on Space Oddity in ‘68 the Stylophone has held a fascination for musicians and producers, drawn to its unique sound.
We are honoured that Tony Vicsonti has agreed to judge the entries and this competition will offer the chance to get an artist’s music heard by one of the music industry’s great legends.”

Other artists who have featured the distinctive tones of the Stylophone over the years include Pulp, Manic Street Preachers, White Stripes, Belle & Sebastian, Erasure, Richard Hawley, Little Boots, Kid Koala, Orbital and more recently artists like Hannah Peel. Its unique sound and raw electronic tone is recognised the world over.

The competition opens worldwide from June 11th and runs until July 31st 2018. For further details on how to enter as well as full terms and conditions please visit or our Facebook Page at Stylophoneofficial.