Dego (UK), Ron Trent, The Wach, Naise, Donalds House
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Rising from the ashes of its former physical and spiritual home at Plastic People, CDR London is set to unabashedly relaunch the night of ideas and tracks in the making on May 28th at Dalston’s Dance Tunnel. With the over-saturation of music online, it is hard to be heard amongst the cacophony of white noise. CDR gives producers the opportunity to network with like-minded artists and be heard amongst peers and friends, bringing music exposure back to its roots. The time has come to centralise and track the progress of musical innovation.
Marking its milestone 13th year as a key player in the development and nurturing of local electronic music, CDR aspires to continue the legacy of Plastic People. As one ecosystem is replaced by another, 2015 will see CDR relaunch its London offer-ing with a slight twist - combining the traditional CDR night with a club night. Taking over Dance Tunnel from 8pm to 3am, the new format will feature workshops, talks and performances from some of the most innovative underground electronic producers in the world today. The new evening aims to attract a wide-range of music producers, music-lovers and ‘industry heads’ alike. Attendees can learn production tips and insights from their favourite artists within an intimate setting, and then sneak-a-peek at what’s happening within local scenes through attendee-submitted and recent CDR archive tracks from around the world. With 100% pure distillation of music, the night format is set to run as follows:
2000-2130: Artist workshop/interviews
2200-2400: Open CDR (DJs play music submitted on the door/online)
0000-0300: Artist performance/DJ set + CDR residents
The CDR team are delighted to announce that music visionary, DJ, producer and founder of the 2000BLACK record label, dego, will be the first guest at CDR’s new format, where audience members will get the rare opportunity to watch dego demonstrate how he approaches and constructs his music productions. The audience will witness how dego translates his sonic ideas into tracks, living up to his reputation as a ‘purveyor of groove’.
Dego will be sitting on the CDR couch to talk about his forthcoming solo LP ‘The More Things Stay the Same’, and with twenty-some years’ experience of pioneering soulful music across genres including drum ‘n’ bass, hip-hop, funk and London boogie, dego will share his insights on how to navigate oneself and survive in an ever-changing music industry.
CDR is a not-for-profit organisation. The concept is simple and everyone is encour-aged to come down. Producers are asked to supply tracks to CDR staff on either a CDR or USB before 10.30pm on the night. Listen to the unique sounds of the city. Create, Define, Release…