Universal Production Music Teams Up with WhoSampled for Bruton Crate Dig
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10” vinyl of ‘Samplethon - Digging the Bruton Vaults’ will be released in February
Universal Production Music & WhoSampled presents ‘Samplethon – Digging The Bruton Vaults’, a brand new 10” vinyl release featuring a unique collection of tracks that sample music from the widely acclaimed Bruton Vaults.
Bruton Music has long been a name synonymous with high-quality production music, with its vast catalogue spanning over 40 years. Originally aimed at film, television and radio, the catalogue’s quality has not been lost on producers, crate-diggers and DJs alike, taking on a life of its own outside of the production music sphere.
Bruton samples have also been used in a variety of well-known tracks. The likes of Kaytranada, Gang Starr, Erykah Badu have all borrowed music from this diverse collection, recognising the quality and adapting it to great effect. Many records from the catalogue have since become collector’s items for well-respected DJs and more.
A group of the UK’s most renowned diggers were given access to the Bruton Vaults…
Their challenge: To uncover the best hidden samples in the vaults.
These samples were then passed onto 20 up-and-coming producers, who competed against each other (and the clock) to make the best and most creative use of the samples.
The result: Samplethon – Digging the Bruton Vaults, showcasing the winning entries produced at the event alongside tracks from the artists who made up the event's panel of judges and mentors.
Mark Rae - Rae & Christian
DJ, boss of Grand Central Records & producer extraordinaire, Mark Rae has made a name for himself as a stalwart of the UK beats scene.
One half of the production team known as The Herbaliser as well as member of hip hop supergroup Soundsci.
Jonny Cuba has been releasing music through Ninja Tune (among other labels) since the late ‘90s and is currently a producer and member of Soundsci.
Signed to Digital Soundboy, Breakage has made a name for himself as a adaptable and diverse producer and never one to be pigeonholed.
1ST PLACE - BIGG KID
First place was handed to Bigg Kid, the youngest of our competitors at just 16 years of age! Packed with surprises, the winning track shifted from an intro of vocal harmonies to a hard hitting head nodder that married menacing pianos with sinister synth lines to great effect. A perfect mix of analogue sample sounds and futuristic electronics, Big Kidd's track showed a different approach to many and rightfully won him the title.
Now 19 and splitting his time between the UK & LA - Bigg Kid has gone on to work with Joey Badass, MF DOOM, Russ, Masego & more.
Flying in from Neapolis especially for the event was Italy's Sup Nasa who won over judges with warm Rhodesy number that made clever use of a variety of samples from across the catalogue and displayed intelligent and well thought out arrangement.