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    “Plastics is closing?” We’ve heard this before: in 2010, when licensing what what threatened to force Plastic People to shut up shop. But now it’s real. Time’s been called by owner, founder, Ade Fakile. Charlotte’s said we’re moving on. While we regain our balance and accept the news, memories (and music) live on. As Fatima


    Watch our good friend Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points on the couch with Benji B at this years Red Bull music academy. Throughout the 90-something minute chat Sam talks about his early training in classical music and jazz, the influence of Plastic People, the mixer he’s designed with Isonoe, collecting records and also his chance


    You know those so-called DJ’s DJs? Expert selectors able to to pick records that music heads want to hear and thread them together so as to keep dancefloors bumping. Toby Tobias is one of those guys and before his set at Plastic People, a Q+A. Read on!  When and where did you first attend or

  • CDR x Dimensions Festival family: Theo Parrish

    If you attended Theo Parrish’s sermon of sense at State of Independence last Thursday evening, you’ll know Theo’s reach goes beyond dancefloors. Back in 2011, when CDR Berlin was finding its feet, we got to learn audio insights from the free-talking maestro and earlier this year, we again got to collaborate with the Steve Reid fundraiser, Experience of

  • Eglo Records Vol.1

    When we think back to Alexander Nut, Sam Floating Points and Queen Fatima first crossing paths at CDR and Plastic People sessions, two thoughts come to mind. One, gees time moves first. And two, gees those three cats have created a wealth of brilliance with their Eglo Records. April 2013 means Eglo will turn four

  • Daisuke no eyes by repeat pattern

    My First CDR… Daisuke Tanabe

    Blowing our own trumpet isn’t really our thing but when we stand back and reflect that for many music makers CDR has been a vital catalyst in their trajectories, it’s heart-warming. One artist we’re particularly proud to have seen brave the move from playing music privately to publicly is Daisuke Tanabe. While in London from 2001 to

  • CDR Preamble: Typesun

    Keep it on the DL but it’s been a few years now we’ve been awaiting praise to universally come Typesun’s way and for ears all over to hear his music. Humbly going about his ways in Bristol, the producer, drummer,  and songwriter has been biding time to release his LP, Work Is Love Made Visible. With

  • Plastic People flyers Oct 12th and 13th

    Plastic People double header + Marc Mac mix

    Blap! A big Friday / Saturday combo of events at our spiritual London home this weekend featuring a wealth of CDR man dem. Friday sees Marc Mac, Acyde, and Patrick Forge join Jean-Claude for an If Music special focused on Motown (let Marc Mac’s mix warm you up). Then at the weekend’s midpoint, IG Culture and Om

  • Simbad, CDR Knowledge 2009

    My First CDR… Simbad

    Rarely seen without a smile (the photo above from a CDR Knowledge in 2009 an exception), Simbad’s graced numerous CDR sessions with his positivity, soulfulness and audio expertise.  We caught up with the ever-on-the-move DJ/producer while he enjoyed a Caribbean trip in Aruba. When and where did you first attend CDR? What do you recall ? I

  • Ali Augur Washing Machines

    Ali Augur mix for Free Lab Radio on Resonance FM

    Ali Augur’s visuals have been synonymous with Plastic People since the club’s central London beginnings. A few weeks back he dropped by Resonance FM’s studio and showed he has a keen ear as well as eye. Click the player below to her Ali talk with host Fari B about some of his design work and