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ADDICTIVE TV : ‘Orchestra of Samples’

Celebrating the release of their debut album, electronic artists Addictive TV perform their latest audiovisual extravaganza “Orchestra of Samples”. The duo have won international acclaim for the project described as “a glimpse into the very essence of music” by Cultured Vultures and “ingenious and compelling” by The Times. Essentially, take over 200 musicians from more than 25 different countries and imagine that they never met or recorded together but are sampled, combined and reimagined into extraordinary unique fusions that cross multiple styles and cultures.

Five years in the making and blending elements of world and folk with electronics, the duo filmed improvised recording sessions with musicians around the world, then ingeniously sampled and spliced them together to create new music. The result is a digital supergroup of international artists who never met, but play as one on-screen. The project features top musicians in their field and documents a range of unusual localised instruments on recordings made in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Senegal, across Europe and many other countries including Bhutan in the Himalayas!

Addictive TV is Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler (aka mash-up king Go Home Productions), the pair have now performed in over a staggering 50 countries and have been at the forefront of audio and video mash-ups for nearly two decades, with the duo having remixed movie trailers for many of the Hollywood studios and Vidler at one point producing an official mash-up for David Bowie. Addictive TV were twice voted number one VJ in the World in DJ Mag, alongside the Top 100 DJ Poll, with the magazine saying “they’ve become famed for their eye-popping live shows, shredding and cutting film with beats into a heady, mind-meltingly funky mixture”.