David Attenborough is Looking for a DJ to Turn His Field Recordings Into a Club Worthy Hit

By Shabana Arif on at

Sir David Attenborough is looking for a DJ to turn a three-minute recording of Indonesian style gamelan music captured in Bali 60 years ago into a dance track.

The competition is seeking UK-based artists to remix the track from his album My Field Recordings From Across The Planet, that launched at the end of last year.

"Back in the 1960s, there were still parts of the world where European music had not been heard," he told Songlines in an interview last year. "The traditions that had been developed over centuries were still continued with no knowledge of Western styles of music, which since then have enveloped the world.

"So these sounds which I captured with that clumsy tape recorder 60 years ago have a quality that you wouldn’t be able to replicate today."

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges including Cerys Matthews, Ghostpoet, Hannah Peel, Gilles Peterson, and Matthew Herbert. A shortlist of six tracks will then be handed over to the public to vote on, with the winner being announced on November 30.

You can give the track a listen on YouTube, and once inspiration has struck, get a move on because you'll need to submit your creation by 6PM on June 10.