Environmental campaign groups Greenpeace and DJs for Climate Action have teamed up to encourage music makers to get inspired by the planet by offering them access to Greenpeace’s natural sound library.
From Arctic sea ice to the Amazon rainforest – musicians can choose from a pack of free field recordings, drum loops, and sound effects sourced by Greenpeace campaigns around the world.
Producers and artists from all over the world will be asked to use the samples to create an original track inspired by the question: “What does our future sound like?”
Artists have until 28 February 2021 to submit tracks made from these samples or using Ninja Tune’s Ninja Jamm app, with the most inspiring visions featured on a digital compilation. A jury consisting of Ninja Tune founder Matt Black, BLOND:ISH, Nicola Cruz and and Cosmo Baker will pick a selection of their favourite tracks to be pressed to one of the greenest vinyl LPs ever produced and available for release this coming Summer.
This is the first time that the sounds, recorded by Greenpeace during its many years of campaigning around the world, have been brought together in a sample pack. It contains everything from recordings of the Papuan rainforest to whale song, the metallic reverberations of the Greenpeace ships, and the sound of melting Arctic sea ice.
The sample pack contains 11 unprocessed field recordings, 75 Percussion and Drum Loops, 53 Melodic, Vocal, Bass and FX Hits and 38 Drum Hits
All the sounds are royalty-free so can be used in your own music – the only request is that you credit Greenpeace and DJs For Climate Action where possible. Tracks submitted for the compilation will remain the property of the artists.
To download the Climate Sample Pack, click here
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.