The Red Bull Studio Cape Town has been operational for several years now and has become a central creative hub for South Africa’s reverberant music scene. Over the years the space has been home to regular recording, production and workshop sessions with artists, covering every conceivable music genre.
From big name artists such as Black Coffee, Spoek Mathambo and Goldfish, up and coming prolific wunderkinds like Das Kapital, Jullian Gomes and P.H.fat, hip-hop heads such as Ill Skills and Tumi and the Volume, Blues, Rock and Folk from the likes of Machineri, Ashtray Electric and Jeremy Loops, and a healthy dose of international love from legends like Public Enemy and Steve Aoki, as well as literally hundred of other artists, the Studio has become a factory line for amazing musical content.
Which brings us to the Red Bull Studio Roundup on My City By Night, a weekly look and listen to just some of the amazing sights and sounds coming from the Studio. To kick things off we present a track from the Red Bull Studio Soundcloud Page and a video from their Youtube Page as tip of the tounge taste of whats been going recently.
First up we present Christian Tiger School, Cape Town’s freshest Electronica poster-boys. Comprised of Luc Vermeer and Sebastiano Zanasi, the duo were in Studio toward the end of last year and produced a slab of sampadelic, side-chained, synth-hop called “Carlton Banks” which has got heads nodding around the Mother City and earned them plenty of online love. Take a listen and a download:
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Then in terms of video, probably one of the most beautiful events to take place this year has been Markus Wormstorm’s “Not I, But A Friend” album launch at an abandoned mansion. He rehearsed the for the event in the Studio, which is documented in the video below, along with footage from the actual event:
If you like what you see and hear, check out the Soundcloud and Youtube pages further for more musical magic, and keep your eyes and ears peeled for the weekly roundup on My City By Night