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triple j Unearthed Launch DIY Supergroup for Musicians in Isolation

Creatives have been given the chance to rub virtual shoulders with the greats, as triple j Unearthed launch a brand new remix competition.

Promo image for the triple j Unearthed DIY Supergroup

Tame Impala, Tash Sultana, Flume, and more are giving budding creatives the chance to sample their tracks for a new remix competition.

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triple j Unearthed are giving budding musicians the chance to collaborate with their favourite musicians, all from the comfort of their own home.

Announced today, triple j’s Unearthed initiative is providing collab-hungry musicians with an opportunity to create some musical masterpieces thanks to the wonders of technology.

Dubbed the DIY Supergroup, the newly-launched competition sees a number of big-name Aussie musicians offering up samples and loops of their own tracks for users to download, remix, and create something beautiful with.

In addition to guitar loops from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, and Tash Sultana, there’s bars from Tkay Maidza, drum fills from G Flip, and classic sounds from Flume. Other artists featured in the downloadable sample pack include The Jungle Giants, Middle Kids, and the world-beating Amy Shark.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that triple j Unearthed has given its users the chance to create something beautiful out of an old classic, with 2016 bringing with it the Play School remix competition, with the titular show’s theme song being remixed for its 50th anniversary.

There’s a couple of caveats to the whole competition though. In addition to users only being allowed to use these sounds for an entry into the DIY Supergroup, potential creatives are required to use samples from at least three of the artists included, meaning that the whole thing can’t simply be a Tame Impala remix.

Entries to the DIY Supergroup competition are open from today, and will remain that way until midnight AEST on Saturday, May 17th.

Finalists will be announced on triple j Breakfast with Sally & Erica from the week commencing May 18th, with the winner being announced the following week, and their song being played on triple j and triple j Unearthed radio.

For more information, including the full terms and condition, be sure to check out the competition page over on triple j Unearthed.