Kingsway Music Library is very proud to release an innovative new series called Kingsway Collaborations . The world renowned boutique sample library created and curated by Toronto-bred, L.A-based Grammy Award-nominated producer Frank Dukes – who was featured on the cover of Billboard and whose production and original samples have been used by many of the hip hop and pop world’s most successful talents including Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Lorde, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Future, Post Malone, and The Weeknd among others – continues on its mission to legitimize sampling in contemporary music production, while connecting forward-thinking musicians to create good affordable ready-to-go samples and music.
The first installment teams up Grammy-nominated producer David Bendeth, with two of the Library’s frequent contributors, CVRE and Brandon Leger. Bendeth, a renowned producer, mixer, songwriter, and plug-in creator, is one of those low-key, multi-platinum selling music icons, who since the release of his 1979 debut album Adrenalin – whose track “Feel The Real” quickly shot to #1 on the UK Dance Charts – has had an illustrious career in the music industry, and even produced the ELV1S: 30 No. 1 Hits greatest hits collection that’s sold 15 million-plus units. As some of his early recordings were starting to get sampled by some of the hottest contemporary rap, R&B, and electronic music acts of today including Westside Gunn, Madlib, Kaytranada, Goldlink, Craig David, The Alchemist, and Bennie The Butcher, he was looking for a new creative outlet and wanted to collaborate with some producers who were pushing musical and artistic envelopes, and he found that in this unlikely duo.