Ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV are the artists behind the global music project Orchestra of Samples, described as “ingenious and compelling” by The Times and “a glimpse into the very essence of music” by Cultured Vultures. 

They filmed improvised recording sessions with hundreds of musicians all around the world for well over a decade, then ingeniously sampled and spliced them all to create new music of extraordinary fusions, a musical journey without borders connecting cultures and discovering instruments from traditional and rare to newly-invented.  An album of Orchestra of Samples was released in 2017, with three single follow-up releases from the project in 2021.

Known for their innovative performances and use of audio-video sampling, Addictive TV were described by U.S. magazine Live Design as “inspiring an entire generation of artists exploring the crossover between audio and visual mediums” and Huff Post said of them “Addictive TV create the perfect integration of audio and visual technologies in their thrilling live shows”.

Performing internationally, the group have taken their shows to hundreds of cities around the world, to venues including Mexico City’s Centro Nacional de las Artes, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Russia’s Erarta Museum of Contemporary Arts in St Petersburg and festivals such as SXSW in Texas, USA, Pirineos Sur International Festival of Cultures in Spain, Holland’s Amsterdam Dance Event and the UK’s WOMAD and Glastonbury Festivals.  They’ve also had work exhibited at New York’s Museum of Moving Image and Shanghai’s Museum of Contemporary Art and even created a number of movie remixes as alternative trailers for Hollywood studios, including Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox. /