The Cooler is a recording studio and music production company based in Northcliff, Johannesburg. Owned and run by experienced musician, music producer, and sound engineer Rob Luce, The Cooler is the place for music production, radio adverts, sound design, voice-over recording, mixing and mastering. For those of you looking for a quicker solution to your music needs, we have original production music available in our music library. Email Me now to discuss your audio needs.
Cooler Productions is an independent record label and distributor of South African music fathered by The Cooler recording studio. Check out Core Sample South Africa for African Jazz from Keith Ramaila, Afro Pop by Sgub’ Kwela and Kwaito by Kruger III. For what’s happening now, click through to RazorKutt to listen to what we call Kwaito…Evolved. RazorKutt finished 4th in the 2013 MTN8 Last Muso Standing competition (as newcomers!) and have impressed some of South Africa’s most discerning ears. Their EP, Sgubhutation, is available on MTN Play and RazorKutt is currently busy recording the last few tracks for their first full album and editing a music video to be released in June 2014.
As mentioned above, Rob is a musician…if you can call a drummer a musician. Perhaps Rob is an exception as George Worthmore, founder of The Blues Room said of him “[Rob] is one of the most musical drummers I’ve ever heard.” Rob has decades of experience playing most popular styles and is available as a session drummer whether you record at The Cooler or not. He currently plays clubs (Tanz, Rhapsody’s), festivals (Durban International Blues Festival, Splashy Fen), corporate events (Mercedes, Freightliner), weddings and private parties as a member of Redhand Blues Band. And in order to satisfy his urge to play hard and loud, he also plays with up-and-coming alternative, psychedelic rock band The Stray Natives.