In October 2006 we launched a search together with BT to find 20 short pieces of music or 'grooves' in any style or genre. We received hundreds of entries in our 4 age categories and a panel of industry experts, including British soul singer Nate James and jazz pianist Zoe Rahman picked out the winning grooves which were arranged for 48 piece orchestra and recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. Put simply, your music - our orchestra.
Once we'd chosen the Grooves, top arranger (and Philharmonia violinist) Julian Milone set about orchestrating the grooves... not an easy task. Then it was off to Abbey Road Studios and a very busy day of recording, with conductor Allan Wilson and sound engineer Peter Fuchs.
You can hear all the grooves in their fullest form using the media player to the right, or you can remix them yourself in our brand new Online Sample Sequencer.