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Zambian Hip Hop pioneer Chilu Lemba releases Music Video for the remix to DOUBLE TAP off his brand new album Timing

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Zambian Hip Hop pioneer Chilu Lemba releases the music video to the remix of Double Tap  off his latest and thiird studio album Timing. The song shines a soft spotlight onto our lives online. The first single off the new album is DOUBLE STEP (remix). Grammy award-winning Craig Bauer, whose credits includes work with Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, mixed Double Tap and it was mastered by Shawn Joseph, famed for working on songs for the likes of David Guetta and Black Coffee.

Double Tap looks at our desire to find meaning in our lives online, which might be elusive offline. It explores how we are guilty of getting pleasure and self-validation in the form of ‘likes’ for both joyful occasions and tragic incidents. The song features South African duo Sai Hle and Bryan the Mensah. The video was shot on location in Johannesburg, South Africa by Fanwell Soko of Dope Arts Media, Executive Producer & Co-Director, Chilu Lemba and produced by PodHouse Pictures

Timing is available on your favourite streaming platforms and music download sites

Timing is Lemba’s third full-length studio album after Sound  Legacy (2005), Flowers, Needles and Drumbeats (2012) and  the EP, The Romaside Sessions (2017). The songs on Timing  shine a soft spotlight onto our lives online.

Choices is a Hip-Hop song featuring Bryan The Mensah from  Ghana about how audiences want to know the choices that  Influencers are making in order to emulate them. Sung from  the point of view of a reluctant role model, Lemba describes  Choices as a conversation piece around the Influencer phenomenon, which has spawned  a multimillion-dollar economy.

Double Tap looks at our desire to find meaning in our lives online, which might be elusive  offline. It explores how we are guilty of getting pleasure and self-validation in the form of likes for both joyful occasions and tragic incidents. The song features South African duo  Sai Hle and Bryan the Mensah.

Virtual Crowd Surfing is another song themed around our online personas. The song stemmed from Lemba imagining what crowd surfing at concerts would look like  in a world where many things, including musical shows, are held virtually. Produced by TK  Siyandi of Romaside Entertainment, the song is an upbeat and fun song that allows the  listener to enjoy the production. TK and Lemba purposefully decided to experiment with  this song, abandoning the regular verse and chorus structure and instead prioritising a  mood or a vibe. Saxophonist Greg Heath from the UK features prominently in this song.

The album Timing features the talents of other celebrated artists such as Chanda Mbao  on the song Secret, which TK and Sebastian Dutch produced. This production duo  previously put together a scorcher for Lemba in the form of the Njota Remix in 2013.  Hamoba is on the song titled Mbesuma, an indirect ode to one of African football’s most  prolific goal scorers; another TK production. Ghanian singer Mēl lends her smooth vocals  to Come Closer, produced by Bryan The Mensah while the fun Hip Hop track Hamududu  Cha features Dope G and was produced by Shinko Beats. Other contributors include  EQMixx from Nigeria, who remixed the Mbesuma song and South Africa’s Lord Jazz, who  gave a different production twist on the Double Tap Remix. The late Kalaluka Chisulo’s  vocals shine on an acoustic section of the album where songs recorded almost ten years  ago were re-worked and brought to life.

Lemba recruited some of the best mixing and mastering engineers, including one of  Africa’s best, Paul Kruz from UGP and award-winning South African mix engineer Offie  Nxumalo. Grammy award-winning Craig Bauer, whose credits includes work with Kanye  West and Lupe Fiasco, mixed Double Tap. Multiple Grammy Award-winner Dave Collins  mastered the songs Virtual Crowd Surfing and Mbesuma while Shawn Joseph, famed for  working on songs for the likes of David Guetta and Black Coffee, mastered Secret,  Double Tap and Come Closer.

Timing is available on your favourite streaming platforms and music download sites

Chilu Lemba online:

www.chilulemba.com

https://twitter.com/ChiluLemba

https://www.instagram.com/ChiluLemba

https://www.facebook.com/ChiluLemba/

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