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  • Preamble – Hector Plimmer

    Ahead of this week’s special ablum listening session with south London’s Hector Plimmer; we caught up with the multi-talented producer to angle in on just where his musical development has stemmed from over the past year.   Your session with us in April 2018 was not long after the release of your first full-length record

  • CDR at Loop 2017

    We at CDR is super proud to announce that we will be at Ableton’s Loop this year. Scaling our participation from last year’s session at Prince Charles, we have created a few opportunities for music producer and artists to get involved. Stay+Play We commence with a series of Open CDR DJ sets at Funkhaus, featuring submissions from

  • Inteview: Daedelus

    Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own. Alfred Darlington isn’t a paint-by-numbers musician. From how he looks (early Victorian Dandyism), to how he makes music, or how he expresses himself and views the world, his is

  • LOOP: A SUMMIT FOR MUSIC MAKERS

    To sample Ableton’s blurb, the Loop summit is: “three days of performances, talks, and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, creativity, and technology. Bringing together artists, technologists, and other creative thinkers, Loop is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today and what it could be tomorrow.” 

  • DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL: VIEW FROM THE KNOWLEDGE ARENA

    As the dust finally settles on Fort Punto Christo after another festival double-header, Geoffrey Chang takes a look back at a memorable programme of workshops and masterclasses in the Knowledge Arena at Dimensions Festival. ‘Creation by day, conversation by night’ is a phrase that perfectly sums up what was on offer at the Knowledge Arena.

  • CDR & PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE ‘CDR PROCESS’

    Calling for unsigned UK based artists! CDR is very excited to announce the official launch of CDR Process, a new electronic music project in partnership with the PRS for Music Foundation. CDR Process will provide live music performance training, one-on-one mentorship and creative feedback, financial contribution, and exposure within the music industry for ten (10)

  • CDR CROATIA: DIMENSIONS 2014

    We ventured over to beautiful Pula, and what an adventure it was! There was so much creative energy and enthusiasm, and it was brilliant to be a part of it. Thank you to all who came and experienced the very first festival Knowledge Arena; our dedicated team of staff and volunteers for all their hard work;

  • CREATION VS. PERFORMANCE: KNOWLEDGE ARENA 2014

    The process of music creation and performance continue to blur. We wanted to take a deeper look in order to understand what factors informed or influenced the work that is produced. This is explored with the support of Ableton, M-Audio and Akai at the Knowledge Arena – a space dedicated to music creation and collaboration

  • MELTDOWN FESTIVAL 2014 VIDEOS

    As part of the Meltdown Festival Sessions, Ableton X CDR joined forces to host a series of workshops and interviews with guests including DJ Shadow, The Heritage Orchestra, Si Medway-Smith, as well as Mo Wax alumni Andrea Parker, Kirk Degiorgio and Attica Blues. The Heritage Orchestra came through ahead of their performance of Goldie’s “Timeless” to discuss the creative

  • CDR X ABLETON MELTDOWN SESSIONS: RECAP

    CDR took up residency at the Meltdown Festival alongside Ableton to bring masterclasses and interviews to the Royal Festival Hall. This years festival was curated by Mo’Wax founder James Lavelle, who performed DJ sets as well as a one-off UNKLE Audio-Visual show. Guests at the festival included Mo’Wax alumni and artists as diverse as Goldie,