The Sample Music Festival 2017 at Gretchen.

Already for the third time the Sample Music Festival returns to Gretchen this weekend, September 2nd and 3rd. This unique event was invented to give people the chance to have a closer look on how producers work these days. It puts the spotlight especially on the so called turntablism – the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats – the controllerism – the art and practice of using musical software controllers – and sampling – the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

The Sample Music Festival is meant to be “A podium to exchange expert knowledge, discussion, and high quality live performances.” and, as far as we know, the only one of its kind at least in Europe if not worldwide. During the last two years we saw workshops and performances by no other than Eskei83, Marc Hype, Alex Sonnenfeld, D-Styles, Doshy, DJ Raedawn and many more. For the SMF 2017 the organizers have again invited a few of the most notable protagonists of each of their categories to give you a view on their work, such as Symatic & Moschops from the UK, Dr. Ryan Ross Smith from New York or Akila Be Water from Paris.

The entry is free so come, look, listen, learn and most of it all be entertained!