Across 17 tracks, we present to you a sonic journey of our history till now. With international friends, family and even an unearthed track from our founder Tony Nwachukwu, AKA The Wach, that Gilles Peterson first played on BBC Radio 1 back in 2001 and was thought to be lost forever.
Featuring Om Unit, Mr. Beatnick, Coco Em, Hector Plimmer, Shunaji, Divalicious K, Daisuke Tanabe Vida Voyage and Reginald Omas Mamode IV feature on the tracklist, as well as CDR founder Tony Nwachukwu, AKA The Wach.
His cut, 'So Much Stronger' with Imani Uzuri, was initially played by Gilles Peterson on his BBC Radio 1 show back 2001 and was thought to be lost before getting an official release, though it's been recently unearthed from the CDR archives.
CDR began as a night at Plastic People for aspiring producers to workshop and test out their music in 2002 under the "Sessions" heading. In the decades, the Black-led community-driven organisation has become a key platform for knowledge-sharing and producer support with its efforts to democratise releasing music outside of hype cycles and exclusive networks.
Now our sessions are across the U.K., and abroad. If you're at We Out Here festival in Dorset make sure you catch our talk with Makaya McCraven.