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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #24: CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL

Download an airy Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from Cape Town-based "psychedelic/dream hip-hop" production duo Christian Tiger School.


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 TumiCard 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.

TRACKLIST

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 WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

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