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The CMJ Sessions @ NYU

CMJ Sessions @ NYU, a collaboration between CMJ and NYU Steinhardt’s Department Of Music And Performing Arts Professions, offers artists the unique opportunity to work with NYU student-run record label Village Records. Village Records has partnered with CMJ to collaborate along the A&R; marketing; and recording process, discovering and selecting up-and-coming international talent, and then recording these artists in the state-of-the-art 7,500 square foot James L. Dolan Recording Studio, one of New York City’s top recording spaces. Originally launched in 2012, past CMJ Sessions @ NYU artists include Bouts (Dublin, Ireland) and Old Monk (Brooklyn, NY).

CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL, South-African electronic duo

Following its first successful international venture last year with the Australian band Tigertown, this year’s Village Records students selected electronic production duo Christian Tiger School from a shortlist of artists from Taiwan and South Africa.

“We selected Christian Tiger School based on their fresh spin on electronic music, which they achieve by infusing both hip-hop and interesting genres from their homeland,” said Village Records student Anne McGinnis, who together with Mike Schreder headed up the A&R function for Village Records in Fall 2014. “All students critiqued all the artists, and we look for artists with potential in the US market.”

Christian Tiger School bandmates Luc Veermeer and Sebastiano Zanasi have developed a devoted following in their hometown of Cape Town. As part of their trip to New York City to participate in CMJ, the band joined Village Records in the NYU Dolan Studios to record a brand new song. This video captures what happened. The footage was shot by Village Records students, the studio was run by Music Technology students, and post-production and video editing by an NYU Tisch student.

Christian Tiger School was selected to open for The Pet Shop Boys at Sonar in Capetown in December 2014. For their latest news and music, go to: