Stacey and J Sbu managed to catch up with Tresor, who is a multi-platinum selling artist and three-time award winner
for Best Pop Album at the SAMAs, about his new project with the Scorpion Kings.
Stacey and J Sbu managed to catch up with Tresor, who is a multi-platinum selling artist and three-time award winner for Best Pop Album at the SAMAs, about his new project with the Scorpion Kings.
Scorpion Kings (DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small) have created something wholly unique on their collaborative album with Afro-pop maverick and entrepreneur, Tresor, called Rumble In The Jungle.
The 14-track amapiano experience launched last week Friday.
As creators of some of the biggest South African hits of the last 10 years, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small are no strangers to pushing the boundaries of African music to pioneer a future wave. Renowned for his distinct sound, Tresor is a multi-platinum selling artist and three-time award winner for Best Pop Album at the SAMAs, and his distinct vocal timbre amplified the first two successful singles off 'Rumble In The Jungle' - 'Funu' and 'Fola Sade'.
This boundary-breaking album is also accompanied by striking visuals - from its energetic, fashion-forward music videos, to the one-of-a-kind two-headed sculpture created for the album’s artwork.
Designed by visual artist and sculptor, Hedi Xandt (who had previously worked with Beyoncé on The Lion King: The Gift Soundtrack) he created a modern artefact depicting The Scorpion Kings and Tresor as the legendary trinity, Memnon.
Memnon was not only an African King, equal in strength to Achilles, whom he battled before the gates of Troy, but also the true identity of the Egyptian Pharaoh Amenophis and the father of the Norse God of Thunder, Thor.
Stacey and J Sbu caught up with Tresor who chatted with the team about this new project and the many different layers at play that helped create this masterpiece with The Scorpion Kings:
From Cape Town to Cairo, Nairobi to New York, Accra to Amsterdam, and beyond, 'Rumble In The Jungle' is testament to the power of African music and how far it’s come in its evolution, with something for everyone to enjoy.
Main image courtesy of Tresor.
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