Studio Visit: Silas Hite

Inside the award-winning composer and visual artist's creative space

by Mya Stark Minds that are equally as agile in the realms of art and music are rare, but not unheard of. While most of the examples are musicians who dabble in visual art, there’s the odd one like Tony Bennett whose paintings are in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute, or the distinctive bands who started in art school, like DEVO. Silas Hite—a Los …

Interview: Christian Tiger School

The young South African hip-hop producers on process, influence and making it in America

Cape Town, known for its sweeping mountainous coastline, vineyards and historical role in South African politics, is home to a young, vibrant music scene making an international impression. At the foot of Table Mountain, Luc Veermeer and Sebastiano Zanasi—aka Christian Tiger School—are making beats that are beginning to resonate from the bottom tip of Africa to rest of the world. After playing every major festival …