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It's becoming more common for artists to allow fans to remix songs by their favorite artists: Steve Aoki, Lady Gaga and Deadmau5 have been reworked for official contests. But the Smithsonian is offering something different for its latest Smithsonian at 8 event: A chance for budding producers to remix animal sounds, sonified X-rays of stars and raw Appalachian folk into original music, which will be played by a DJ at Friday's party at the S. Dillon Ripley Center. When you're not dancing to the sounds of Tungara frogs or chisos katydids, listen to DJs and sound-effect engineers discuss how our brains process sounds and show off the latest mixing tricks. Food and a cash bar will be available; VIP tickets include two drinks and reserved seats at the demonstrations.