Category Archives: Spotlight

Artists of all varieties that I know and work with.

Serious Bars :: Crew54 Drops ‘DAE1NZ’ Single

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Crew54 is back at it in a big way.  They’ve been teasing the release of Slaprapz 2 for a hot minute now, and recently, M.O.S. mentioned a music video in the works that he believes will blow some minds.  Not too long after that, DAE1NZ showed up on Bandcamp, and man, these cats just get rawer and rawer.  Crew54 has a way of embracing the classic hip hop sounds and group dynamic without coming off as dated or passe.  If DAE1NZ is any indication of the song quality for Slaprapz 2, I’m ready with money in hand when it drops.

-chief

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Lost Time :: HELP ME Nears Release, Trailer Arrives

Earlier this year, I released my first true short film, the suspenseful REPOSSESSION.  It was a wonderful personal achievement, in the sense that I went from talking about ‘making films one day’ to having a film under my belt.  The experience of making REPOSSESSION taught me quite a bit about myself and the creative process.  So much, in fact, that less than a year later (within the same year, as a matter of fact), I am releasing my second short film.  HELP ME centers around a crew of abandoned location explorers that stumble upon a phenomenon they cannot comprehend.  The trailer is above, and keep an eye on the Upcoming Shows page of the website for information on screenings.

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Artistic Visions :: Protextor And Brother Bear’s ‘American Neon’ Now Available

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After much anticipation and a top notch single/video rollout, Protextor and Brother Bear have dropped American Neon on us lucky listeners.  I have not yet had a chance to listen, but when it’s getting props like this via the Bandcamp listenership, I can trust that it will be well worth the time it takes to give it the listen(s) it will deserve:

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Mental Imagery :: HOMEROOM And Friends Connect For ‘Mind Masters’

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For anyone under the impression that HOMEROOM may be on an indefinite hiatus, those thoughts have been struck down with the release of mind masters, one banger of a surprise single.  Heir Max and Jayoin jump on the track to make the lyrical onslaught double the potency, and John Tunstle comes through with another wonderfully produced beat for all of the chaos to collide on.  If this is an indication of an upcoming HOMEROOM album, I’ll be right here, ready and waiting to listen.

-chief

Stolen Moments :: The Deer’s Intimate Live Performance Of ‘Acid Wash’

Back in February of this year, The Deer were on the road (as they usually are).  While in Colorado, they set aside some time to perform Acid Wash live from Mountain Star Studio (located in Black Hawk).  With instruments ready, and a single light bulb to illuminate them and set the mood, the group poured themselves into this beautiful song, and the performance is one for the ages.  Take some time to immerse yourself, give it a like and a share, and maybe even a comment if the song moves you enough.

-chief

Local Hero :: Jim Govea Releases ‘Vinsky’ On The Masses

Like a shot of adrenaline from out of nowhere, San Marcos-based director Jim Govea has upped the stakes for any budding action director with the release of Vinsky, a cyber-punk 80’s action flick based around the titular detective.  Everything about the aesthetic of this project is shot on, and some of the stunts are downright crazy.  This is truly an entertaining piece of DIY art that is certainly worth your time.  Give it a like, give it a share, and who knows… maybe with enough subscribers, we may see the return of Vinsky at some point in the future…

-chief

Bitforce Fever :: Bitforce Release ‘Nerdcore And Beyond’

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I know.. I know.. I’m late to the party on this one.  I promised to keep all of you in the loop of Bitforce‘s sophomore release when I first mentioned the album art.  Quiet as kept, things have been busy in my world, which is good for me, but sometimes bad for my blog.  I certainly had no intent on forgetting to post about the release of Nerdcore and Beyond, seeing as how Bitforce has upgraded in terms of notoriety, costuming and skill.  There are tons of wonderful and familiar video game, anime and other nerd culture songs on this release, so do yourself a favor and deep dive.  These cats aim to please, and they rarely miss.

-chief