Christian Tiger School's New Album 'Chrome Tapes' Is Out Now

Cape Town's own Christian Tiger School have officially released their new LP 'Chrome Tapes' via Tommy Boy Entertainment.

After teasing us with the visuals for their two lead singles "Cinderella Rocafella" and "Chorisolo," Christian Tiger School have now officially released Chrome Tapes, their debut LP on Tommy Boy Entertainment. According to the Cape Town-based production duo of Sebastiano Zanasi and Luc Vemeer, the new album is the result of a process of explorations in tempo, sounds and textures with a touch of melancholy added to the mix.

In our most recent interview with Christian Tiger School, the group shed some light on the creative process behind Chrome Tapes and revealed that their sources of inspiration had expanded from the L.A. beat scene into the realms of techno, house and experimental electronic music: "We weren’t actually listening to that much hip-hop during the writing of this LP. Instead we got influenced by a lot of dance music and other genres and in turn, this album is as equally electronic as it is hip-hop driven." The LP also features a guest appearance from Okmalumkoolkat spitting over a haunting beat on "Damn January."

Christian Tiger School's 10-track Chrome Tapes is now available digitally from iTunes, Deezer, Spotify and Juno Download.

News Brief
(AFP via Getty Images)

#ZimbabweanLivesMatter: Calls for African Union to Respond to Zimbabwean Government’s Violence Against Citizens Strengthen

Using the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter millions across the continent are pleading the African Union intervenes in human rights violations in Zimbabwe amid coronavirus funding corruption allegations.

The hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter is trending on Twitter, and has reached millions across the continent in a matter of hours. The movement is in support of ongoing protest action against the imprisonment of journalist Hopewell Chin'ono who exposed the alleged pilfering of coronavirus funds by government officials.

Enraged international online community has reacted with calls for South Africa, SADC and African Union to intervene in President Mnagagwa's violent actions against protesters.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


Listen to Alle Farben's House Remix of Jeremy Loops’ ‘Mortal Man’

South African folk musician Jeremy Loops releases 'Mortal Man' remix by German electro producer Alle Farben.