Sample Me Up Mofo!

Sample Me Up Mofo!, originally uploaded by jamesyuill.


so I’ve decided to do a little experiment/musical project involving…well…you! If you want.

It’s a simple idea…probably been done before (plus I know it’s kind of like Matthew Herbert’s Mission Statement thing)…but basically; I want you to send me a short audio sample. The sample must be 5 seconds or less for example banging a pot, shouting at your neighbour or silently flipping your parents the bird (ideally with some noise going on in the background).

you see. I’m going to write a tune with all your samples.

a few rules

1.) I’d like it to be as analogue as possible…so don’t just send me the contents of your sample library from a future music cover mount dvd!

2.) no snippets of actual songs

3.) can’t be more than 5 seconds long…don’t want my inbox crashing

4.) please don’t send me any riffs or melodies. I want this to be as hard as possible.

5.) lastly, by sending me the samples you’re going to waive any-kind of rights you have…so another reason not to send me any killer riffs or melodies as you’re probably going to want to use these in your own music.

I will be keeping note of the samples I use, who they came from and what I did to them, so when the track is done I can name check you guys personally. (so when you do send me a sample, please write your name and where you come from i.e.: James Yuill, London, England or Peter Potato, Tokyo, Japan)

Please send the samples to me at

many thanks!

(oh and if you know anyone who would love to send me shiz then please let them know)


9 Responses to Sample Me Up Mofo!

  1. Suzanne Espener says:

    I got plenty noise of me being pissed off at the David Gray concert @ thetford forest.. Wow I was hounded as I have a “professional camera”
    Love your music this sweet love and no surprise.. GENIUS!

  2. […] “Turning Down Water For Air”. Für einen hat er sich da etwas spezielles erdacht, wie er nun über seinen Blog erklärte. Er sammelt bis zu 5 Sekunden lange Samples von seinen Fans und macht daraus einen Song, wie das […]

  3. Lewis says:

    Got some random bus noise for you if you wannit.

  4. Steve Lawson says:

    Bass noises coming ASAP, sir! looking forward to it 🙂

  5. James (Fentiger) says:

    Just sent you a email James…

    Looking forward to hearing the finished result!

  6. Kyle b. says:

    this sounds sweet.

    i think im going to send you some skateboarding sounds from videos ive shot…

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