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Splice & Detroit-Based Festival Movement Team Up To Release Sample Pack
By: Mix 247 EDM
Significant locations in Detroit and its electronic music scene lay at the heart of this project: "microphone, an assortment of mallets, and an abandoned liquor store turned recording studio" are what it took to create this pack. Using handheld microphones, electronic music legends Shigeto and Wajeed traversed through their hometown capturing the sounds of meaningful Detroit locations; the field recordings include everywhere from the mechanical whirs of a printing press at Waajeed's studio to the industrial hums of record press machines at Detroit's famous Archer Record Pressing. Various members of the 2018 lineup of Movement were invited to Detroit's High Bias Studios to transform Shigeto and Wajeed's field recordings into loops and samples, which would ultimately end up in Splice Sounds' exclusive new pack.
For those who aren't familiar with the festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival is an annual electronic dance music event held at Hart Plaza in Detroit each Memorial Day weekend since 2006. Hart Plaza is a historical site for Detroit's long-standing electronic scene and has been the host of several festivals including the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Fuse-In. While each of these festivals is distinct from one another, they have all centered the celebration of Detroit being the birthplace of the popular electronic music subgenre, Techno.
A number of incredible artists aided the creation of this sample pack. Artists who contributed to the project include: Andrés, Mark Flash, Ectomorph, Blake Baxter, Shady P, Delano Smith, Black Noi$e, Kweku Saunderson, Antenes, Marco Shuttle, MGUN, Chuck Daniels, Milan Ariel, Gene Farris, The Saunderson Brothers, Marshall Applewhite, Mija, John Dixon & Chris Koltay.
In addition to the pack's release is an incredible mini-doc that offers an in-depth view into the project's inception. Featured in this film are the stories of the collaborative efforts of the artists who worked on the project as well as stories of 'Techno City' that inspired the project's creation. Through cinematic shots of Shigeto and Waajeed's trek through Detroit in search of unique sounds and scenes of artists diligently de- and re-constructing sounds field recordings, the audience gains an intimate insider's perspective on the project's journey. You can check out the documentary here (https://www.youtube.com/
The entire project is a culmination of The Sound: Detroit, a weeklong multimedia celebration of Detroit's expansive contemporary music scene. The Sound is a series that is dedicated to the exploration of creative processes of today's innovative artists. The Sound: Detroit campaign produces genre-defying sample packs, and has historically collaborated with Detroit legends such as Claude VonStroke, as well as lesser-known online music producers.
Be sure to check out this pack here (https://splice.com/