Recording Studio

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.

Record Label

Songsmiths is an independent record label affiliated with The Cooler recording studio. Check out African Jazz from Keith Ramaila and Tshukudu Ya Kgale, Afropop by Sgub’ Kwela and Kwaito by RazorKutt. RazorKutt finished 4th in the MTN8 Last Muso Standing competition (as newcomers!) and have impressed some of South Africa’s most discerning ears. Expect a lot more from them. In the meantime see more of RazorKutt in these videos.

Session Drummer

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 has played clubs (Chicago’s Piano Bar, Rhapsody’s), festivals (Durban International Blues Festival, Splashy Fen, White Mountain Folk Festival, Mieliepop Festival), corporate events (Mercedes, Freightliner, Nissan), weddings and private parties as a member of Redhand Blues Band and Stray Natives.