Triple J Unearthed’s DIY Supergroup composition competition is back for 2021

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Triple J Unearthed’s DIY Supergroup composition competition is back for 2021

Words by Will Brewster

Featuring samples from Gang Of Youths, Genesis Owusu, Touch Sensitive and Lime Cordiale.

After launching with a successful inaugural competition that featured samples from the likes of Tame Impala, Tash Sultana and Flume last year, Triple J Unearthed’s DIY Supergroup Loop competition is back for 2021.

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The competition, which kicks off today and closes at midnight on Sunday May 8, looks to challenge artists to create an original track using a hotbed of samples and stems provided by a number of Australian artists.

This year’s sample pack consists of a number of stems gathered from artists such as Gang Of Youths, Touch Sensitive, San Cisco, Alison Wonderland, Vallis Alps, Lime Cordiale and Genesis Owusu, and features everything from funky slap bass lines through to retro drum machine loops, soaring strings and beyond.

After downloading the sample pack, artists are then challenged to incorporate a minimum of three samples into their own song, all of which can be manipulated to the artist’s own discretion before being uploaded to Unearthed with the hashtag #DIYSupergroup in the title.

Five finalists will then be selected and announced on air by Triple J’s Breakfast hosts Bryce Mills and Ebony Boadu before a winner is crowned later on in the year.

However, usage of the samples included in the DIY Supergroup 2021 sample pack is strictly limited to Triple J Unearthed’s competition, with the station stressing to potential entrants to not upload them or tracks that feature them to any other service with the exception of Triple J Unearthed.

To download the sample pack and find out more about the competition, head on across to Triple J Unearthed today.