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  • Preamble – Ben Hauke

    Tomorrow the CDR team heads down to Brainchild 2019, an amazing weekend of music, art, theatre and education, after a joyous introduction last year, to the community inherent festival. Ahead of a day of creative expression at the Cinetarium and Lemon Lounge, including hands-on sessions, Open CDR and an artist talk sandwiched in between; we

  • MY FIRST CDR: Scrimshire

    We were pretty pleased here in CDR HQ to hear that Scrimshire had new music in the works, and from what we’ve peeked so far is sounding pretty tasty, aside from his brilliant recent release with Emma Jean-Thackray. A producer, mix engineer, label head and artist, Adam has done it all in his time working

  • Preamble – Ikonika

    As usual, we had a catch up with Ikonika ahead of her session – in conversation with Shy One at Rye Wax on 17th April:   How has your music production process evolved over time? Were you a musician or producer first? I was actually a drummer first. I used to play in Hardcore and

  • MY FIRST CDR: BORN CHEATING

    Sean Keating aka Born Cheating whilst juggling his time as a DJ, running his label Tiff’s Joints, playing as part of sonic-invasion band Lunch Money and a Touching Bass family member; has also found a little time to make some of his own music over the years. Keating is yet to reveal all to the

  • CDR JOHANNESBURG: PRODUCTION WORKSHOP WITH BIG SPACE

    Last month CDR hosted its hallmark evening of open discussion and sharing followed by an Open CDR session in the city of Johannesburg. We were lucky enough to have the talented and lovely human Dion Monti taking care of proceedings in the run up and throughout the night; and whilst we missed Kid Fonque in

  • Preamble – Tenderlonious

    As per CDR session usual, we had a little catch up with Tenderlonious ahead of his session at The Glove That Fits next week:   How has your music production process evolved over time? Were you a musician or producer first? Producer first. I lacked musicianship in the early days so I made a decision

  • Preamble – Kid Fonque

    As per CDR session usual, we had a little catch up with Kid Fonque ahead of his session in Johannesburg tonight: How has your songwriting and process for producing ideas developed over time? My production has always been based around samples from my record collection. The changes for me have been about making music that

  • Preamble – Big Space

    As per CDR session usual, we had a little catch up with Big Space ahead of his session in Johannesburg tonight: How has your music production process evolved over time?  I used to try and make as many songs as I could in one sitting, sometimes doing up to 4 fully arranged tracks per day.

  • CDR x Secretsundaze – Out The Box 2019

    Out The Box is a monthly free studio session run in collaboration with Secretsundaze Studios. For one evening each month; together we open up the studio doors and welcome a small group of like-minded producers to hear their tracks on the analog studio system, receive feedback on their work, run through a studio mix with Tony Nwachukwu,

  • Preamble – Joe

    As per CDR session usual, we had a little catch up with Joe ahead of his session at Rye Wax next week: How has your music production process evolved over time? Software wise, from Fruity to Reason to Cubase to REAPER. Although I was never “seriously” producing until I started using Cubase. I now also use