CDR x British Council: Audio To Rework South Africa

In April 2015 CDR 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.
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CDR headed to South Africa in spring 2015 for a trip of cutural exchange and learning. We introduced South African artists, producers and audiences to new music straight from the UK and created dialogue as to ways of thinking for the further promotin of development of new electronically produced music through collaborations and communities.

The core of the trip was spent collaborating in the studio where a plethora of ideas were formed. All the audio recorded is available to download and freely play or rework for non-commercial use.​

All samples and Ableton projects are published under a​n Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license​ (more info).​​ ​If​ ​​producers would like to ​release any ​rework​s 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:

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 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.​

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