Taiwan-based electronic music duo G5SH have been selected to remix Alan Walker’s song ‘Play Feat. K-391, Tungevaag, Mangoo'. The remix they co-authored was included on Alan Walker's official platform and released across global digital streaming platforms on October 25.
The remix competition saw the participants publish their demos on YouTube with the hashtag #PressPlay. Afterwards, K-391, Tungevaag, Mangoo and Alan Walker each chose their favourite mixes. The competition attracted thousands of responses from around the world and at the heart of the competition was inclusion, according to Walker:
“For me, it’s really important to activate my fans and followers in my releases and at the same time encourage them to produce and develop music together with each other and other producers. The release of ‘Play’ is an exact example of that and I’m so excited for when the song will be available for the public."
Amazingly, G5SH only discovered the event a day before the deadline. They started their production immediately, completed the mix within 10 hours, and incredibly, they were selected as the competition’s only Asian artists. One half of the team, DJ M.A.T.H said: “When I received the message on 23rd October, I thought it was a fraudulent group but we were excited to find out that it was true.”
Recently G5SH posted on Facebook: “Very glad to have this opportunity to remix ‘Play’ by Alan Walker, K-391, Tungevaag and Mangoo, this is very important to us. Although there are a lot of difficulties in being a DJ in Taiwan, we still strive to support EDM and put our souls and love in the songs.”
Taiwan based G5SH consists of M.A.T.H and LuuX, who have been making tracks together since they were in university. Their first physical album ‘Lovelorn Party’ was released in 2017, and they are signed to an independent label called ROBOKATZ Music.
In March of this year, G5SH dropped five new tracks with popular Chinese singer Julia Wu from Australia and alternative rock vocalist Marz23 from Taiwan. They have recently started production on a new album which will be released next year.
[Photo via G5SH]