Listen up, keyboard warriors! SMPLE is working with an affiliate record label (TBA) , and we’re looking for artists to join our first ever vinyl compilation.
Whether you’re into ambient, techno, vaporwave, psychedelic maneuvers or anything that can half trash a party, we want to hear it. We will be cutting a select number of songs onto wax later this year or early 2023 and sign artists we love and believe in, preparing them for shows, features and full-length recordings. Let’s aim for the big time together. We want to invest in our creative community and put the power of SMPLE’s promotional muscle behind this project.
We’re open to whatever you’ve got to share, but stranger, darker turns of the dial are probably going to win out. 18 Carat Affair, Kavinsky, Purity Ring, Lozk and Four Tet are good markers for what excites us. But we’re partial to lo-fi as well – both ends of the sofa makeout session, from Kiefer to Dilla. Make us dance, cry, or grab a blunt. Maybe all three at once.
Here are the details. We can’t wait to see what hits us . . .
- Winning submissions will earn a place on our limited-run compilation LP (Digital + Vinyl + Cassettes // Details will be released on Aug 15th 2022 - Keep an eye on our Instagram for updates).
- Winners may also be signed to our partnered label (TBA) and access earning + promotinal opportunities through them. (Details will be released on Aug 15th 2022 - Keep an eye on our Instagram for updates)
- If you don’t earn a place on the label or album, we might still feature you on SMPLE community playlists, social channels and online + print publications.
- Depending on location, we may also offer you a few gigs (PAID) as artists in residence for label events in London, Manchester or Vancouver.
- Max two submissions per person.
- You will still rights to your music unless you have been directly contacted by the Label (TBA) and offered a contract.
- This project is only accepting original tracks - If you're selected as a winning submission, You’ll have to prove that you’ve either written the song yourself, or cleared a sample.
Please keep in mind, only select creators will be contacted. Good luck! And welcome to our creative community!