San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
20:00h workshops with:
MATT EDWARDS (Radio Slave/Rekids)
22:00h Open CDR:
submit your own music to hear it during the night
When DIXON entered the berlin club circuit in the early 90’s, he established his name on the strength of djing. Once you passed your exams in the night club school of that era with distinction, you can rely on it forevermore, and DIXON surely did. His residencies then and now are obviously schooled on the stylistic and technical versatility and skills, attitude, stamina and experience based on countless nights honing ways to direct a loyal crowd on the dance floor at will. He has always been and he always will be a dj first. This is the mission he embarked on, no end in sight.
No matter what sounds you profess to be your music of choice, chances are, that at some point over the last five years, you will have got your rocks off to MATT EDWARDS. Perhaps Matt’s most instantly recognisable nom de guerre RADIO SLAVE, thanks in part to his inspirational melding of Kylie’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head to New Order’s Blue Monday, this is his DJ moniker and the guise under which he completes his incendiary remixes and re-edits. QUIET VILLAGE is something else all together. A collaboration with long-time musical sparring partner Joel Martin. It’s sample-based music which veers from drawn out disco-not-disco delirium to evocative, under-stated soundscapes. However, before such sonic schizophrenia gets you calling for the men in white coats, just feel the quality and consider Matt’s legacy. Fired by the first wave of acid house, Matt gained his musical spurs by partying to dance music that was just that: music you danced to, irrespective of tribal factions.
Every music producer knows the score: one can tinker away at a track for all eternity but it lacks something vital, and one still doesn't quite know what. Is the sound right? Does the arrangement work? How will the tune work on the dance floor? What will my buddies think of it? When is the track really complete? These are the questions to be answered at CDR.
The aim of the event is not simply to give a straight lecture but to swap experiences, workshop style, in open discussion with all participants. A subsequent clubnight with previously submitted tracks will continue after the workshops. Upload your own tracks at www.cdrberlin.net and you'll get to hear them later over the Prince Charles sound system when CDR residents DJs Dirk Rumpff, John B. Savary and Tony Nwachukwu pull them together in a plausible DJ set. The respective artists' names will be displayed, if so wished, so as to facilitate immediate feedback.
Get a taste of CDR on : www.cdr-projects.com
Videos & pictures of the last sessions incl. Peaches, Robot Koch, A Guy Called Gerald, Theo Parrish, Henrik Schwarz, Brandt Brauer Frick, Modeselektor etc.: http://vimeo.com/album/1714041
FREE ENTRANCE thanks to our partners Sennheiser, Adidas and Jaegermeister
When & Where
CDR is an international music project and community setup to be the platform for the development of new music, production and thinking. Resident in London, Berlin and Copenhagen, sessions include conversations and production insights with like minds in the industry.
Sessions also feature ‘Open CDR’ - the infamous DJ set of beats, tracks and ideas submitted on the night, played loud and exclusively with visuals on a bespoke sound system. CDR - The place to hear music as it develops, gain creative insight and focussed inspiration.
Get familiar, check out cdr-projects.com