Pressure Cooker

Elevate your art.

Cape Town

Composers & Sound Designers: James Matthes / Daniel Caleb / Andries Smit / Elben Schutte / Keith Kavayi / Colin Daniel / Neil Leachman / Damon Mckenzie / Jordan Sterling / Daniela Klee / Sakane Omere-Kessi / Cobus Schutte / Denys Blecher
Creative Producer: Astrid Iverson / Front of House: Genevieve Akosua

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We are an ensemble of ear-bending creatives focused primarily on the media industry. We create music and sound design for film, games and commercials. Our clients include brands like Coke, Spotify and VW, studios like Sony, Disney and Triggerfish and game devs such as Epic, Nintendo and Nyamakop.

James Matthes and Daniel Matthee (founding partners) started collaborating back in 2009 and founded the company in 2010. The company was founded on a love for collaboration and building a platform for talent to flourish, never before seen in South Africa. We are now focused on creating more opportunities in the local industry for talented composers and sound designers to thrive and elevate the local industries’ audio output through our audio creative approach.

Since our inception, we have grown from our humble basement studios in Woodstock to the premium facilities we now operate from on the Cape Town city skyline. Our team has expanded from the 2 founders to an ensemble of 15 creative and production members all geared towards elevating our clients’ art. Feel free to give us a shout and see how we can elevate your next project.

  • SAMA Award – Best Alternative Band
  • One Show – Moving Image Craft (Use of Music – Original Music)
  • SAFTA Award – Best Sound Design in a Feature Film
  • Loeries Craft Original Music and Sound Design
  • Best Original Score – 48hr Film Fest
  • Multiple awards at the Loeries, Cannes Lions, Bookmarks etc.

9th Floor, Thibault House
2 St. Georges Mall
Cape Town
8001
+27 21 419 4719

Astrid Iverson | Studio Producer
production@pressurecookerstudios.co.za
+27 83 415 3709

Featured Work

Featured Stories

Collaborate to Elevate | Colin Daniel welcomes Kyle Koekemoer to Pressure Cooker Studios

September 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Collaborate to Elevate | Colin Daniel welcomes Kyle Koekemoer to Pressure Cooker Studios

Sound Designer Kyle Koekemoer is bringing his love of audio storytelling and technical expertise to the established team at Pressure Cooker. With a company approach of ‘made by many’, Kyle will now become the 17th team member to work under the roof of Pressure Cooker’s Cape Town studio. He will be bolstering the studio’s commercial offering by joining the Sound Design and Final Mix Department, where he will work alongside and collaborate with Pressure Cooker’s Colin Daniel.

South Africa scores big for sound and music, Pressure Cooker delivers world class animated feature ‘Seal Team’

January 24th, 2022|Comments Off on South Africa scores big for sound and music, Pressure Cooker delivers world class animated feature ‘Seal Team’

A major win for SA’s post-production industry; with both the sound and music handled by top local audio company, Pressure Cooker, for this Netflix film. We go behind the scenes with their Co-Founder, James Matthes, to find out how this big-scale animation project was completed and what it means for the South African post-production industry.

Pressure Cooker creates the sound of South Africa for Spotify’s first local commercial

September 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Pressure Cooker creates the sound of South Africa for Spotify’s first local commercial

Pressure Cooker was given the monumental task of creating the sound of a nation for Spotify Premium for the South African market. No easy feat when you consider the sheer volume of diversity in our country’s music and cultures. We catch up with the creators and take a look at how they pulled it off.