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  • 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

  • Preamble – Wu-Lu

    Now more of an epilogue, however, as per CDR session usual, we spoke to Wu-Lu is at ahead of his session at Rye Wax: How has your music production process evolved over time? Getting stuck into ways of working has always been something that I fall into, so to try and change it up I

  • Peak Dubstep – Fearless Few Challenge #31

    Following on from last month’s introduction of the Fearless Few and their 180-minute music production challenges, here’s your chance to get involved and get your hands properly dirty. Unlike the recently completed Rude Audio remix challenge, which looks set to result in a digital release at some point next year, challenge #31 offers no prize

  • Introducing The Fearless Few

    As long-time supporters of music makers, and with a track record of facilitating and nurturing talent, we here at CDR HQ like nothing more than seeing new projects emerge from within our community. One such project, which has been bubbling for a while, and has recently started making bigger waves is The Fearless Few. We

  • Independent Music Market May 6th – Programme

    On Sunday, May 6th we return for another Independent Music Market at Peckham Springs for a CDR programme of workshops and talks to inspire your independent curiosity. 13.00 Workshop: Ableton Live Music Production for Starters 14.00 Workshop: Modular Synthesis for Starters 15.00 Collectors Talk: DJ Amir  16.00 Panel: The Setup #1  The workshops will give