San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
20H: workshops with
RY X (The Acid / Howling)
SADAR BAHAR (Chicago)
OPEN CDR - submit your tunes to hear them during the night
Chicago resident Sadar Bahar has been digging for records all of his life, and he has yet to take a break. He spent most of his time in record shops seeking vintage deep house sounds. He soon realized that while he was out searching for the deepest cuts, people had practically stopped playing music, and instead they were playing beat tracks only. This was not "original" house music! Sadar and his partners began developing their own unique sound, known as SOUL IN THE HOLE music. It can simply be defined as keeping the “soul” in that deep hole of musical treasures. It is all about the vibe that can only be derived from “real” music, created by “real” musicians playing “real” instruments. They have stayed true to the game of spinning, and avoided the tracks and techno/electronics. For them, it's strictly vinyl and vinyl only. His sets are an inspiration to many incl. one of his close friends Theo Parrish.
Australian singer/songwriter Ry Cuming — better known as Ry X — found international success with his sparse, atmospheric single "Berlin," in 2013. Born in the coastal town of Angourie, New South Wales, Cuming grew up listening to the likes of Pearl Jam and Jeff Buckley, and their influence can be heard in his distinct, ethereal vocal delivery. In 2010 he relocated to L.A. to pursue his music career and sign to Jive records for his first solo album. A collaboration with Frank Wiedemann (one half of Innervisions Âme) led to the hit single “Howling” which gave name to their project that just released a cover version of Nirvanas “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
Ry X teamed up with grammy nominated producer Adam Freeland and Australian Steve Nalepa to form The Acid. Their varied backgrounds have led to a sound that's tough to pin down, drawing from pop, rock and club styles in equal measure. Their debut album “Liminal” was released on Mute Records a few weeks ago.
CDR Berlin: Every music producer knows the score: one can tinker away on a track for all eternity but it lacks something vital, and one still doesn't 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 in an open discussion with all participants. A subsequent clubnight with previously submitted tracks will continue after the workshops. Upload your own tracks to our Soundcloud dropbox and you'll get to hear them later over the Prince Charles soundsystem when CDR residents Dirk Rumpff and Tony Nwachukwu pull them together in a DJ set. The respective artists' names will be displayed, if so wished, so as to facilitate immediate feedback.
Get a taste of CDR incl. videos & pictures of the last sessions incl.Dixon, Peaches, Theo Parrish, Brandt Brauer Frick, Modeselektor etc. on : www.cdr-projects.com
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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