This competition has been postponed. We will be launching it soon.



The Engine Room announces ‘SAMPLING CARDEW, part of Morley’s X of Morley Celebrations. Sampling Cardew aims to bring Cornelius Cardew to the forefront in order to commemorate Cardew’s 30th anniversary of his tragic death.

SAMPLING CARDEW’ is a sampling competition which encourages the creation of new electronic works from all genres and disciplines of electronic music– dubstep to grime, experimental electronic music to techno.

Ten to twelve finalists will be selected and will receive a combination of prizes from software to audio hardware and others kindly donated by our partners. In addition to this, the finalists’ tracks will be released in an album compilation from TERM Records, The Engine Room’s record label.

The  competition finalists, selected by The Engine Room’s panel of judges which includes Robin The Food and DJ Food (aka Strickly Kev), will be announced towards the end of 2021.

To participate in the competition you must create a work of no longer than five minutes making use of at least one sample per movement of the following samples:


[Link to download samples]


This competition and event are kindly supported by Morley College London, Morley Radio, IKLECTIK and The Wire.