Luc Veermeer and Sebastian Zanasi are Christian Tiger School, a self-described “psychedelic/dream hip-hop” production duo out of Cape Town. The pair’s beats usually match ethereal synth melodies — like in standout “Carlton Banks” — with classic era boom baps.
The two hold the reins in Africa In Your Earbuds #24 delivering an airy mixtape marriage of “their main influences,” the South African electronic underground and North American hip-hop. Featured artists include Tumi, Card On Spokes and Die Antwoord precursor group Max Normal, as well as standards from A Tribe Called Quest and Jean Grae. “It was a lot more than throwing a bunch of beats together,” Christian Tiger School tells us, “we wanted to put something out that had an African point of view [but was] quite offbeat and obscure as well.”
Stream/download AIYE #24: Christian Tiger School below. Big thanks to Underdog for the cover graphics.
1. White Nite – If You Want It (South Africa)
2. Card on Spokes – In You Go (South Africa)
3. The Real Estate Agents – Famon Nigiri (South Africa)
4. Hipe – Celebration (South Africa)
5. A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko (U.S.A)
6. Jean Grae ft Phonte (Prod. by 9th Wonder) – The Time Is Now (Born in South Africa, but resides in U.S.A.)
7. Dank ft. Okyanis Kizi – Ocean Girl (South Africa)
8. Tumi (Prod. by Prof. Logik and Drana L) – Take It All (Tumi is South African. The rest are from the U.S.A.)
9. Max Normal – Good Old Fashion Loving (South Africa)
10. Tight Mike – Medicinal Chant (Canada)
11. Nicolaas Van Reenen – Wrestlemania (South Africa)
12. Christian Tiger School – Ableton “Beat the Clock” remix competition (South Africa)
13. Bateleur – Thanks, India (South Africa)
Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: SAUL WILLIAMS, TUNE-YARDS, MATHIEU SCHREYER, BLK JKS, ALEC LOMAMI, DJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA, PETITE NOIR, OLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANN, DJ UNDERDOG, DJ OBAH, SABINE, BROTHA ONACI, DJ AQBT, JUST A BAND, STIMULUS, QOOL DJ MARV, SINKANE, CHIEF BOIMA.