WhoSampled & Metropolis present ‘Samplethon 2015’


On Saturday November 28th 2015 WhoSampled will host the second edition of Samplethon – the world’s first ever Hackathon for music!

This first-of-a-kind event format gives up-and-coming producers access to rare and sought after sample material from a leading music library to produce exciting new music under the guidance of world class producers. During this one day event hosted here at London’s world famous Metropolis Studios, 20 producers will be given exclusive access to pre-cleared original sample material from the Bruton Music catalogue, a label of Universal Production Music. The challenge: to produce a new track using the provided sample material against the clock, with the supervision and assistance of our team of esteemed mentors. This is a rare opportunity to sample from these highly regarded recordings performed by world class musicians, free from the legal shackles often associated with sampling.

The day will conclude with a judging session where industry experts will choose the winning tracks which will be put forward for inclusion on a forthcoming release alongside tracks created by established producers, all to go on to form part of the prestigious Bruton Music library.

If you are a producer or beatmaker interested in battling it out at this unique event with an opportunity to win prizes and put your music in front of the world’s largest community of sample based music fans, WhoSampled want to hear from you!

To apply, please email samplethon@whosampled.com with the following information:

  • Your name, age, location and producer alias / stage name
  • A link where we can listen to your music (Soundcloud, Bandcamp or equivalent – no downloads please)
  • One sentence about why you want to take part in this event
  • Links to any of your social media accounts, sites or blogs you consider of relevance

Applicants must be available to attend the event on Saturday 28th November in London. (Successful applicants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements).


Further details will be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned to WhoSampled’s Blog, Facebook and Twitter for more info!

For additional info including videos and music from last year’s event, please visit www.whosampled.com/samplethon