Blockhead: The Art of the Sample

So, I’ve been hinting about a new project a little bit and it’s finally out today. Well, to be truthful, it’s not brand new. In fact, it’s been done for a while (and streaming on one website for months) but it’s finally available to stream and purchase today. I just wanted to talk about it a little cause it’s not the typical Blockhead release.

Blockhead: Art Of the Sample
My new album is a fun side project I did with the good people over at De Wolfe records. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are a music library that has been doing music for film, radio and television for nearly 100 years. They make original music that gets plugged into all sorts of things and has been heard all around the world. If you’re a producer, you have very likely sampled them and you don’t even realize it. Well, I was fortunate enough to have them allow me make an album entirely out of their back catalogue. That’s SO much music. In fact, so much so, that I already have another volume almost done. So this should be an ongoing thing.

What I made is my own library record. These are not typical Blockhead songs. They’re more stripped down and focused for the purpose of being used in tv and film. So, don’t expect 6 minutes songs that constantly change. This is not that. That was not the focus of the album. Think more along the lines of “Blockheads broke beats” , which was my first album ever on Mush records.

Anyway, so that is the story! This was a fun side project for me to do and I’m really happy it’s finally out there on a mass level. For those curious about physical copies, there will be a vinyl release by the good people at Young Heavy Souls. That’s expected to drop in June and will be a pretty limited run (1000 copies). I expect to have a preorder link for that in the coming weeks so keep an eye out.
Anyway, peep the new album!
Streaming:

Digital Download:
I-tunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-art-of-the-sample/1373273222

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Art-Sample-Blockhead/dp/B07CGM2488/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524239288&sr=8-1&keywords=blockhead+art+of+the+sample

Surprise! Some new music!

So, over the last few years I’ve been quietly working on a fun side project with De wolfe records. For those who aren’t familiar, De wolfe is a Music library that has been supplying music to tv, radio and film for almost 100 years. When you say the words “library record” to a sample based producer, you will notice their eyes light up. This is because these kinds of records have been the source of endless amazing samples for many of your favorite producers. In my case, the good people at De Wolfe were kind enough to open their vaults to me and use their older material to make my very own library record. Now, to be clear, there aren’t songs like you’ll hear on my albums. These are more just beats that fit a mood and would work well with song placement. That said, it’s still very much in my lane. If you’ve ever heard my first release “Blockheads broke beats” on Mush records, this is more along those lines than anything else I’ve released. De wolfe (Via it’s new label BiteHard) is just streaming it now on their site and it will eventually be for sale/DL. So check it out. It’s got all sorts of moods for you to sink your teeth into.
http://www.dewolfemusic.com/search.php#/?id=8264374&code=hn8iTu

Also, while I got you here, I’m pleased to announce that the pre-order link for the Vinyl release of “Uncle Tony’s coloring book” (on Young Heavy Souls records) is up…so, if you’ve been waiting to get that album on vInyl all these years, the time is NIGH! It’s a limited run so I’d advise to get on sooner than later, before they’re all gone.
http://www.youngheavysouls.com/blockhead-preorder