Inside Channel O Looming New Show, ‘Remix.Studio’

New era, new twist from the music channel.

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After years of giving us next to nothing for what feels like ever, Channel O appears to be leveling up to a fresh era packed with exciting new shows.

With the Lockdown House Party gearing to its end in the looming weekend, the music channel has added a new music show to their schedule.

The show, which aims to deliver on its promise to cross-pollinate music, fashion, and African excellence with “a keen sense of curiosity”, is called Remix. Studio. It will debut on Channel O on Friday, June 5th, filling the gap likely to be left behind as Shimza’s lockdown virtual groove bows out from screens.

Remix.Studio is “a refreshing new concept that celebrates multi-dimensional creativity by providing a fluid space for beloved African musicians – established and emerging”, it says here. The show looks “to expand on fan-favourite anthems by reinterpreting them in a live setting, both sonically and visually.”

Taking the idea of the conventional remix and pushing its limits, the concept is unique in that, in addition to the never-before-heard live rendition of the song that each episode will focus on, the artist is also styled in 3 different outfits that add a vibrant visual dimension to the remix experience.

Coupled with whimsically colourful graphics and sing-along lyrics that will appear on screen; bonus verses, melodic interpolations, acappella cadences, stripped-down ballads and masterful auto-tuned vocals are among the diversely inspired deliveries you can expect to experience from some of the continent’s most exceptional artists.

These will include, AKA (South Africa), Sauti Sol (Kenya), Tresor (DRC), Tshego (South Africa), Lucille Slade (South Africa), Sió (South Africa) Aubrey Qwana (South Africa), Muzi (South Africa), Taylor Jade (Namibia) and Dee Koala (South Africa).

Each episode will also feature an exclusive interview with each performer that will allow viewers insight into the artistic process of crafting their song, as well as the deeper meanings behind the lyrics.

Remix Studio is set to premiere on Channel O on Friday the 5th June 2020 at 17:00 and repeats on Saturday at 15:00.

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