The Engine Room announces ‘SAMPLING HOLST’, part of Morley’s The Planets Festival, which celebrates 100 years since the premiere of the ground-breaking classical orchestral work ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst, Director of Music at Morley College London at the time.

SAMPLING HOLST’ is a sampling competition which encourages the creation of new electronic works from all genres and disciplines of electronic music– dubstep to grime, experimental electronic music to techno.

Finalists & winners announced

Twelve Finalists have been selected by The Engine Room’s panel of judges which includes composer and producer Gabriel Prokofiev , American DJ, record producer and composer Jeff Mills, and BBC Radio 3 presenter Max Reinhardt, and were announced at a party at Iklectik on Saturday 30 June.

Competition Finalists

Ten to twelve finalists will be selected and will receive a combination of prizes such as Solid State Logic plug-ins (worth £1,000) to audio hardware and others kindly donated by our partners. In addition to this, the finalists’ tracks will be released as the first album compilation from TERM Records, The Engine Room’s new label to be launched this autumn.

Ben Clayton-Wolfindale I Lived on Planet You (1st Prize)

Adrian Newton That can’t be done without (2nd Prize)

Anjali Thakariya Encounters (3rd Prize)

Sean Moore Cloak of Misanthrope

Yahya Dhul-Kifl ko_2-falashhar Bruk

Miguel Ponce Lucio HOLST9000

Domenico Marfuggi Stretched Saturn

Peter Lewington Serenity

Becky Laurance Gustav’s Heaven

Janine A’Bear Creature of Venus- remix

Jen Athan Collision Course

José María Rubio Jiménez Concilius Olympicus

Click here If you would like to download all the samples that artists, producers and composers used for this competition.

Morley is very grateful to the London Schools Symphony Orchestra for providing the recording from which we have selected the source material.

This competition and event are kindly supported by The WireIKLECTIK, SSL, Academia, Pixologic and the LSSO.