Monday, May 10, 2010

Make It Funky - Let's re-funk KPM

This week we've got a very special 'Make It Funky' for you. Rather than offering samples or other resources, we're setting you a challenge - to Re-Funk a track from the legendary KPM library music series.

Sampled by everyone from The Freestylers, Skeewiff and Fatboy Slim to Jay Z and Gnarls Barkley, KPM produced library music for film, TV and radio - from gentle classical themes to lowdown funky car chase tracks. One of their tunes even featured in Tarantino's 'Kill Bill'.

So, think you can add a fresh NuFunk twist to some dusty old grooves? Then get involved! Whether you're re-editing an existing track, mashing several KPM joints together or building an entirely new track from a KPM-inspired starting point, we want to hear it.

If you don't have any in your collection, you will find KPM records at loads of second-hand vinyl shops, some CD versions are available and a lot of the catalogue is even online at Junodownload.

Any questions? Why not come along to the 'Studio & Production' forum at and ask there, or comment below.

And if you're missing some brass or drums for your track, or need some vocal bits and pieces, why not check out our previous 'Make It Funky' columns for some free sample material.

If we get enough good music together off the back of this, we could put a free release out in homage to the legendary musos that made KPM great.

EDIT: Madwickedbadman over at the forum has offered up some sample material to kick things off - go check out the samples and see what you come up with!

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