Coldcut Sample Contest

Coldcut Sample Contest

Coldcut Sample Contest

Coldcut Sample Contest

Coldcut are the UK’s most irrepressible musical mavericks. From their origins as “the first Brit artists to really get hip-hop’s class-cutup aesthetic,” they introduced rap to ravers, creating a heady blend of hip-hop production aesthetics and proto-acid house grooves, and became a precursor for scenes as diverse as electronica, breakbeat, ambient, and baggy.

Their remix of Eric B and Rakim’s “Paid in Full” took their radical sound mainstream, and caught the attention of the industry at large. They soon took the pop world by storm, introducing Yazz and Lisa Stansfield to the world, and producing both artists’ most memorable hits. They “somehow found room at the table for Queen Latifah, Mark E. Smith, and Jello Biafra” (SPIN). More recently, they’ve made interactive, cut n’ paste installations for an exhibition of work by one of their own precursors, William S Burroughs, following on from their 90s cut-up software and audiovisual releases which inspired both todays VJ scene and music-software convergence.

They released their Ninja Jamm app in 2012 which has reached 400,000 downloads. It has become a fully-fledged instrument the duo use live alongside other software inventions.

Their long term relationship with Greenpeace continues with DJ sets for the organization at Glastonbury for the last three years. Also they’ve become go to DJs for Avaaz’s huge climate change marches in London, and Paris COP In the same vein. Coldcut’s long-standing political art activism finding itself ever relevant in these turbulent times.

Now Coldcut wants you to take these classic sounding samples and make something fresh!

You can also make your track using Coldcut’s free music making app Ninja Jamm for iOS and Android. The app contains the free Coldcut – Samples from Heaven pack. Grab it and get jamming on this advanced yet easy to use beat making app with killer fx, beat juggling, and clip mixing functions at your fingertips! Then save the results (e.g. email it to yourself from within the app) and submit it from the Indaba competition page.

Creative Brief
We want to hear your original mixes created from these Coldcut Samples.
You must use at least three of the samples in the session to be eligible.
Do not include any material that you do not have the legal right to exploit.
More votes will not make your submission more likely to win the Grand Prize.


Link to ORIGINAL Remix Contest; Coldcut Sample Contest

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