Les Amazones d’Afrique Remix Contest final 12 revealed

The final 12 tracks in the Les Amazones d'Afrique remix contest have been revealed. Over 500 remixes were submitted to the contest, from which producers Jacknife Lee and Che Pope will choose the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Real World launched the contest in partnership with Universal Audio last month, sharing a sample pack from Les Amazones d’Afrique’s track ‘Love’, which is taken from their new album Amazones Power, and asking participants to take the song to new and unexpected places, and that’s certainly what they did. Below are the final 12 remixes which have been selected by a listening panel at Real World Studios.

Remix Contest: ‘Love’ by Les Amazones d’Afrique

Les Amazones d’Afrique invite you to remix ‘Love’ from their new album Amazones Power


Feedback from the Real World Studios engineers:

We’d like to thank everyone who entered the Real World Remix contest. We hope that you enjoyed taking apart and reworking the stems of Les Amazones d’Afrqiue’s track, Love. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to your remixes and were amazed by the high standard. There really wasn’t a bad one among them. The number we received was higher than we’d hoped for, amounting to 36 hours of listening in total.
Whittling the entries down was no easy task. Every single remix was listened to and given an equal chance by the team from the studio before we selected the final 12. Unfortunately we aren’t able to give individual feedback on each remix, as you can imagine, but the diversity and imagination that went into your remixes really stood out to us. There were some truly inventive and unique re-imaginings of the track, taking it to places we wouldn’t have expected. The sonics of the tracks were overall impeccable, the mixes were overwhelmingly refined and well balanced with many of them sitting at a release-ready standard.

The final 12 remixes are now being listened to by judges Jacknife Lee and Che Pope. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be revealed on Wednesday 10 June 2020.

Featured Release

  • Amazones Power

    Les Amazones d’Afrique

    Released 24 January 2020

    A creative force that embraces international voices; sweet, strong harmonies that summon the rights of women and girls; a meltdown of heritage and new gen talent… Les Amazones d’Afrique are back with Amazones Power, the sequel to their widely acclaimed 2017 debut album, République Amazone.

By Online Editor

Main image: Les Amazones d'Afrique on stage at the Jazz Café in London, January 2020. Photo credit: York Tillyer.

Published on Fri, 29 May 20

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