In April 2015, a CDR crew visited South Africa for a three city tour. Sessions took place at And Club in Johannesburg with Spoko, in Durban with Durban is Yours, and in Cape Town we linked with the club sessions Cold Turkey and Private Life.
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 during that studio time is available to download for producers to freely play or rework for non-commercial use. See/hear:
Production duo Insert 2, who attended the club session in Joburg, shared the following words:
“[We] Loved hearing what fellow producers in our city are creating and being able to share each other’s music open-mindedly. Also the fact that we’ve been able to expand our musical network has been fantastic.”
Our tour to South Africa was produced by CDR & No-Nation with support from British Council Connect ZA & Red Bull Studios Cape Town. The project formed part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 which is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture South Africa and the British Council.