Category Archives: Audio-Visuals

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

Soul Searching :: Spy Coastal Drops New Video For ‘Ceiling Fan’

Spy Coastal popped up on my radar a few months back, and I’ve definitely been anticipating more from them.  Lately, they collaborated with Kamaryn Troung, Sail Club Co to creative visuals for the methodically soulful and introspective song Ceiling Fan, and the end results are high quality.  As the duo showcases their style and swagger over a series of aged visual vignettes, Dama Nilz drops cryptic observations on those doing their best to achieve the uphill battle that is making enough to survive (let alone thrive) on top of Dat Boy Craig‘s bluesy beat, with DJ Brown 13 adding the perfect touch of scratches to put the hip-hop cherry on top.  This is definitely worth checking out and spreading around, so make sure to do so!

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Sharpest Blade :: Sill Releases Animated Video For ‘Crazy 88’ Single

It looks like school is alive and in session this summer over at the College of Hip-Hop Knowledge (CHHK).  Case in point is the latest video offering from Sill, an animated affair for Crazy 88 that manages to pay homage to Kill Bill and Archer at the same time.  The track is an 808 and synth based affair that gives Sill a chance to go stream of consciousness with the flow to a very enjoyable degree.  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and share it around so that your friends can do the same.

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Support System :: The Vapor Caves Go Crowdfunding To Release Debut Vinyl ‘Feel Yourself’

And now, a word from The Vapor Caves

For those that would like to take part in the crowdfunding…

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Proximity Warning :: Sounds Of The Underground Drop ‘Move Back’ Video

The Culprit and Mic Trey, collectively known as Sounds of the Underground, are representing the College of Hip-Hop Knowledge and Austin hip-hop perfectly with their latest video and single, Move Back.  An old-school style track with new energy giving it life, Move Back lives and thrives off of the kinetic back and forth between the two emcees, each punctuating the reasons why other cypher dwellers should be wary about putting forth anything less than their best.  The video finds the pairing at the Hope Outdoor Gallery (I believe) and the skate park, spitting venom straight at the camera for all to feel.  This video and song are dope, period point blank.  Share it around, give it a like, leave a comment, and support what CHHK is doing.

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Vessel’s Voice :: Lace Tunes Drops Intimate Video For ‘Who I Am’

When it comes to the numerous hip-hop acts that have come and gone in the central Texas corridor, one of my favorites (and one that left a lasting impression) was Lace Tunes.  His energy is infectious and undeniable and his lyrical content was always heartfelt and honest, and it appears that he has refined all of these characteristics into a laser-sharp focus these days.  Who I Am is a straight-forward and clever confessional over a golden-era style hip-hop track with tons of unique texture to it.  The video is colorful without being overly flashy, and its method matches the no-nonsense delivery implemented by Lace Tunes.  Definitely a solid track and video, and one that’s worth sharing around, liking and commenting on, so be sure to do so!

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Deep Connection :: Mélat Releases Video For ‘Weak’

Austin‘s R&B scene has been growing the last few years, and a handful of the key artists have released enough music for personal growth to start showing.  Mélat has always been one to embrace her own style from day one (or at least from when I first found out about her), which is what makes Weak such an interesting song and video.  Director Sanetra Longno and cinematographer Peter Longno awash the video in mostly natural light, with Mélat‘s performance draped in heavily stylized purple lighting, and this juxtaposition matches the song perfectly.  Though a more traditional fare than what Mélat normally brings to the table, she still manages to make it unique to her by allowing her soulful and deeply personal approach shine through what is normally a standard structure.  Definitely check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around to get others hip to the Austin R&B movement.

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Latenight Trip :: SpaceMan Zack And The Teeta Connect For ‘Audrey Hepburn’ Video

I’m a sucker for movie imagery and references in music, especially when done cleverly.  That’s why when Audrey Hepburn by SpaceMan Zack featuring The Teeta crossed my radar, I was initially intrigued.  What hooked me, however, was taking a song about success, shallowness and those attempting to take advantage of you, all aspects of the famous Truman Capote novel turned Audrey Hepburn film.  Add to this the fact that director T. Aubrey laced us with a frame video full of dope still shots and trippy transitions, and we’ve got a burner on our hands.  Dig this one, share it around, and leave a like and/or a comment on it for sure.

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