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 an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license (more info). If producers would like to release any reworks 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: https://bit.ly/cdr-sa-2015-projects-samples
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 Ableton.com) 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.