Blunt Productions is the production name for the music work created by Peri Birtles aka ‘Blunt Pundit’. Peri is a producer, sound engineer, roadie, musician and arts worker who has always had a big passion for creating music.
Peri started his music career producing hip hop beats at home on his dads Atari… old school Cubase with a load of his dads external 80’s sound modules. He soon found his way and over time upgraded his equipment, built up his knowledge and fine-tuned his skills in creating and manipulating sounds. Over time he realised his true passion for mixing and making the best out of every sound which led him to be a live sound engineer, studio producer / mixer. Musically, Peri has a broad appreciation for all types of music, from acoustic, jazz, funk, soul to hip hop, dubstep and rock; but has always mainly been influenced by drums and bass with a punchy groove that just makes you want to move…
In his career Peri has been lucky enough to work with the people and music that he enjoys. Starting from producing hip hop with his talented friends in Leicester (‘Provida Beats’ and others..), and playing drums in rock, funk, hip hop and soul bands. Recording, engineering and producing bands such as ‘By The Rivers’ (All of the bands material to date), ‘Elephant’, ‘Radio Riddler’ remixes for ‘Cold Play’, ‘The Black Seeds’, ‘Marvin Gaye’, ‘Roots Manuva’ and Frank Benbini’s drums for ‘Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Scooby Snacks TV version. Live sound engineering on tour for ‘By The Rivers’, ‘Fun Lovin’ Criminals’, ‘Radio Riddler’, ‘These Furrows’, ‘Uncle Frank’ in venues and festivals all over UK including O2 Indigo, Shepherds Bush Empire, and KOKO, as well as International crew work for ‘Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ (2008 – current), ‘Roots Manuva’, ‘Metallica’ and many more….
In June 2011 an idea of putting together a mixtape of hip hop tracks that he had been working on with ‘Corpz’ / ‘Provida Beats’, came together; a free mixtape to promote their productions and vocalists. This led to the idea of forming a record label.
Without further ado ‘Kompyla Records’ was formed, creating a platform for ‘Blunt Productions’ and ‘Provida Beats’ to unite and release their creative works.
Kompyla Records Ltd.