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Songlines Remix Competition

Launched on May 10 by Songlines magazine and in partnership with PRS Foundation, the Songlines Remix Competition was open to UK music creators to remix one of David Attenborough’s sound recordings from his critically acclaimed album, My Field Recordings From Across The Planet. The track, ‘Gender Wayang’, was recorded in Bali over 50 years ago:

From over 300 submissions our distinguished panel, comprising Sir David Attenborough, Cerys Matthews, Ghostpoet, Gilles Peterson, Hannah Peel and Matthew Herbert, as well as gamelan expert Andy Channing, whittled down the entries to a shortlist of six. The public have been voting on their favourite remix (voting ended September 15) and you can still listen to all six remixes below.

The winner will be announced on November 1 in the December issue of Songlines (#153) and will be presented with their award and perform their remix at this year’s Songlines Music Awards ceremony on November 30 at EartH in Dalston.

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The FINAL Shortlist


Arca is the pseudonym of shape-shifting Venezuelan artist, singer, DJ, performer, and experimental music composer Alejandra Ghersi – a visionary of a world where vulnerability is a powerful source of explosive energy.


A curious and creative creature of the natural world, the Burland can often be found fusing the organic textures of traditional instruments to the powerful elements of electronic dance music.


Clism is the ambient side project of Rachel Barker combining field recordings and samples with a vapourware influence. She is currently working on a project on the Scunthorpe Steelworks.


Kottarashky, aka Nikola Gruev, opened the door to hitherto undiscovered spaces of Balkan music with his first album Opa Hey! in 2009 and uses sounds from the Bulgarian countryside.


Alison Selby is a 23-year-old musician, programmer and poet from the Isle of Wight/Brighton making Warp-inspired experimental electronic and noisy post-punk music.


Sally Street is a 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist and evolutionary anthropologist. An honorary northerner from south-east London, she’s influenced mainly by minimalism, electronica and video game music.

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