Category Archives: Audio-Visuals

Anything focused on Audio-Visual elements… YouTube, etc.

Cinematic Orchestration :: PNTHN and Jeffrey Garcia Team Up For ‘Henny Dreams’ Video

The combination of PNTHN and Jeffrey Garcia has produced nothing but gold so far, and that trend doesn’t look like it’ll be ending anytime soon.  For their latest collective effort, PNTHN and Garcia put together an ode to the films of TarantinoScorcese and a couple of other prolific filmmakers for the Henny Dreams music video.  The result is a wonderful mash-up of bars, a banging beat and hilarious references to iconic moments in film from the past 30 years or so.  The work from all parties involved has continued to get better and better with each effort, and I can only imagine where PNTHN and Garcia will land if they keep churning out work of this nature.

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Summertime Rolls : Clemits Drops ‘Selfish Summer’ Video

Austin-based hip-hop artist/producer Clemits has really been putting in ground work in anticipation of his upcoming instrumental release, Cult Classic.  After dropping a pair of singles via multiple streaming services, Clemits has released a third single, Selfish Summer, via music video.  The song is a mellow affair, with a hypnotic finger-picking sample surrounded by traditional boom-bap drums.  The video, however, is a celebration of solitude and doing the things that make you happy regardless of (and as long as they don’t harm) those around you.  Josiah Panella captures Clemits as he ignites fireworks, takes a pedicab and bikes around Austin, and eventually ends up back in the lab working on more beats.  Overall, the entire presentation is memorable, definitely something that Austinites can be proud of, and another notch in the belt for Clemits as he continues to rise.

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Natural High :: Anastasia Drops Straight Talk For ‘Ceiling’ Video

Austin-based artist Anastasia has been on a creative and personal climb over the past couple of years.  After hitting the ground running on the Austin live music scene, she decided that the cure for complacency was to challenge herself.  After some traveling, soul searching and intensive writing, Anastasia is back in the mix with new music that shows waves of the maturation she has gone undergone.  Ceiling is a reflection on love and allowing yourself to be taken in by the feeling, with an affirmation in the form of a rap to help close out the Ty On Da Track 2018 instrumental.  For the video, Fresco Filmz captures Anastasia as she essentially sits us down and talks straight to us, making the performance aspect extremely intimate, personal and full of honesty.  It’s definitely nice when an artist doesn’t put on airs, instead opting to let you in to their process and their state of mind.  I am happy for all of Anastasia‘s growth, and excited to see both what the future holds in store for her and what she has on deck for us.

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Mix Mastery :: Bird Peterson Drops A Mix Set For Serato

As mentioned recently, Bird Peterson has been excelling above and beyond these days.  Aside from his upcoming release, he recently dropped by Serato HQ to drop a mix set for the masses.  As usual, his mix is on point, his track selection is solid, and his sense of humor is on full display.  Definitely check this one out, give it a spin, and throw a like or comment Bird‘s way!

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Positive Elevation :: Nicolas Azlon Spreads Good Vibes For ‘Skywalker’ Video

I don’t know how this slipped under my radar, but central Texas has a dynamic duo of epic proportions on their hands at the moment.  Lyrical guru and all around great guy Nicolas Azlon has joined forces with the razor sharp beatsmith Ruler Why for Skywalker, a meditation to assist others in maintaining amidst the madness set to a hypnotic, signature Ruler Why banger.  The video is raw and honest, essentially allowing Nicolas Azlon to cut through the facades separating artists from listener and instead dropping knowledge on you the way that a caring friend would.  I’m excited for all of the things that Nicolas Azlon has in store for the near future, and I will definitely be checking out his latest release, Infinite Potential, as soon as time allows.

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Esoteric Experience :: KNDRX Drops Epic Video For ‘Pain’

My man KNDRX has been clearly doing some serious soul searching during his time in Denver.  He’s always been known for dropping bars that are brutally honest and introspective, but nowadays he’s evolving the presentation into something a bit more vulnerable in the best ways possible.  In Pain, we find KNDRX questioning the nature of allowing himself to be completely open to someone whom he does not fully comprehend, but is nonetheless fascinated with.  The video, directed by Chino Chase, more than matches the level of production and songwriting KNDRX brings to the table, resulting in a final product that all parties involved can be wholly proud of.  This should definitely get KNDRX more attention… be sure to share this one around, give it a like, and drop a comment so he’ll be inspired to keep making high quality art.

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Upward Bound :: Cameron Elise Releases ‘Home To The Hounds’ In Memory Of Merlin Luck

Even in our times of glory, tragedy can strike.  It is on us to determine how we accept these tragedies, how we process them, and how we move forward.  Cameron Elise, currently in the process of recording songs for an upcoming project, took a moment to commemorate the recent passing of San Marcos-based bluesman Merlin Luck via Home to the Hounds, a somber ode to making sure you leave as strong an impact as you can before you move on.  The song not only serves as a tribute to a man who left it all on the stage every time he played, but as a reminder to the rest of us to do the same while he have the opportunity to.

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