In ​mid-​April ​a CDR crew visited South Africa for a​ three city tour. ​A major highlight was a full day-into-evening​ at Red Bull Studios Cape Town where Tony Nwachukwu and Esa Williams collaborated with a range of local​ ​music makers​, from experienced professionals to laaities​ just starting out in production. ​All the audio recorded is now available to download and freely play or rework for non-commercial use.​ ​

All samples and Ableton projects are published under a​n Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license​ (more info).​​ ​If​ ​​producers would like to ​release any ​rework​s of the original material please get in touch so we can assist in connecting artists to work out the necessaries.​

Links to Ableton Projects and samples packs  here:

Each project (Tony’s studio A session and Esa’s studio B session) includes:
1. Red Bull Studios Cape Town Master Demo versions. ​​A​ full list of artists who wrote and recorded with us is below​​, DJs please create ​credit​ the tracks​​ to ‘The CDR SA 2015 Project’​​.​
2. Ableton Live 9 Project of the master.
3. Audio recordings exported from each Ableton project in WAV format organised into folders, e.g. Drums, Bass, Vocals, FX etc

​​Producers have the option to use the Ableton project as a base (Ableton is available as 30 day free Trial from or unpack the audio stems and work directly with these.

Many thanks and respect to all the artists who contributed: Big Space, Eustie Eus and Lylo (Sensual Soul), Fever Trails, Jitsvinger, Julz Sanchez, Leeu, Moulan, Ryan Sullivan, Tasneem Williams, Terrence Pearce, Wahieb Davids, Warras, VA-VA, and Xee_XVI.

Please get in touch if you’ve any comments or queries. Warm wishes creating and defining new music from these exciting audio​ samples.

Keep us posted with the sounds!

The tour ​​was​ produced by CDR & No-Nation with support from British Council Connect ZA & Red Bull Studios Cape Town.

The project is part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 which is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council.​

Photo by Jono Ferreira.

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