The esteemed music project sets out to continue the legacy of Plastic People at a new home.
CDR (Create, Define, Release) – the not-for-profit organisation started by Tony Nwachukwu in 2002 to nurture musical talent in London, will make a welcome return in the capital later this month (28th May) at Dance Tunnel in Dalston, it’s new home. The unconventional club night, which allows producers to submit and hear their tracks on a club soundsystem, started life at Islington’s Embassy Rooms, before moving for an extended period at the fabled Plastic People. The CDR collective, which promotes opportunities in learning about music production, has also spread across Paris, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Johannesburg and Melbourne and was vital in supporting the emerging careers of established artists SBTRKT, Maya Jane Coles, Floating Points and Eglo Records, to name a few.
Returning with a slightly updated format, CDR at Dance Tunnel will include production workshops, interviews and a two hour set of music submitted by producers online or on the door – followed by an extended set from that month’s guest. The ‘night of ideas and tracks in the making’ later this month will feature 2000BLACK founder Dego, who will be demonstrating his own production techniques as well as offering his wealth of knowledge from over twenty years of pioneering soulful music across Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Funk and Broken Beat – with tips on survival within an ever-changing music industry.