Frank Dukes Collaborates with Toronto's Regent Park School of Music for New Sample Pack

'Parkscapes' is "the first music library that funds music education"
Frank Dukes Collaborates with Toronto's Regent Park School of Music for New Sample Pack
With his Kingsway Music Library, Canadian producer Frank Dukes has composed original samples and music for the likes of Hit Boy, Ryan Lewis and Jake One. For his latest addition to the catalogue, Dukes got an assist from Toronto's Regent Park School of Music.

Dukes and the school's students have collaborated to release Parkscapes, a sample pack billed as "the first music library that funds music education." As Dukes' site explains, the majority of sales, licences and royalties generated by the sample pack will go towards supporting the school.

Recorded over three days in Toronto, the samples were composed entirely by Dukes and performed by the school's students, using "everything from harps, steel pan, organ and even the kids' voices." The tracks were titled by Regent Park spoken word artist Mustafa the Poet.

Parkscapes can be purchased here and can be previewed in the player below. Regent Park School of Music gives children and youth aged 3-18 a high-quality, subsidized music education in Regent Park and other communities in Toronto.