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Raw Raps :: Secret Levels Drops ‘Oh Well Whatever’ EP

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In the wake of the members of Space Camp Death Squad putting the group on hiatus, each individual member has made a noticeable transition.  Protextor dropped a genre-blending album and is helping to run a successful YouTube channel, Doc Brown has found success on stage and behind the camera, and thankfully for us hip-hop heads, Secret Levels has continued to drop hip-hop projects while embracing vinyl DJng.  Recently, Secret Levels has continued their musical momentum with Oh Well Whatever, a blistering six song EP that is a clinic in style exploration and spitting with confidence.  The ideas are well thought out, polished and well executed, and the beats are all standout selections, flowing well from track to track.  This is their first project to hit the broader streaming world, so don’t sleep on Secret Levels… seek them out on your favorite streaming service or digital storefront, and encourage others to do the same!

-chief

Chance Encounters :: Colton Ferguson Meets Verse One Federation

Words cannot really capture how special a chance encounter is between two great spirits.  Enjoy this chance encounter between Verse One Federation (an advocate of organized 1 on 1 competitive basketball) and Colton Ferguson of Secret Levels and Space Camp Death Squad (a lover of basketball and general athleticism).  Like it, share it, and try to follow suit when you’re out in these streets, because you never know whom you may have the pleasure of meeting.

-chief

Small World :: The VelociRapTour Hits Disneyland

Austin-based crew Space Camp Death Squad (Protextor and Secret Levels) recently embarked on the wonderfully named VelociRapTour, and as anyone who has ever been on tour knows, things get interesting and wild.  Luckily, the fellas decided to document what had to be one of the better stops, DisneyLand.  The result is a wonderfully entertaining video in the happiest place on Earth.  Props to the fellas for bringing some culture to the grounds.  Enjoy!

-chief

Real Talk :: The Hot Conversation Brings In Space Camp Death Squad

OVRLD blog stays connected to the Austin music scene in a major way.  One of their many offshoots is the Protextor and JRo of #LeagueDJs driven podcast The Hot Conversation.  And, ‘in a stunning act of nepotism’ (direct quote), this episode features the always entertaining Space Camp Death Squad.  I’m happy to have discovered this podcast, and I’m definitely ready for more.. maybe one day you may even get to hear Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice on it, if I’m lucky..

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Move, Sucka… :: Protextor Drops ‘SHIFT’

Protextor, while not originally hailing from Austin, has found the way represent the town’s hip hop scene in some of the most creative and amazing ways (and in a relatively short amount of time).  Aside from a solid solo career and a creative visual sense, he has started the long running weekly Austin Mic Exchange, he’s a member of the hip hop think tank Space Camp Death Squad, he’s getting the foundation set for Weird City Hip Hop Festival, and, despite all of these time consuming things, he’s also found the time to put together a new album.

SHIFT is Protextor firmly establishing roots as a major part of Austin hip hop.  He reps the town both in song form, as well as in the collaborations found on this project.  KB the Boo Bonic, Cap N Kirk, and a handful of others pop up, and a whole slew of heavy hitters get shouted out.  Cop this album regardless, but throw a buck or two his way as well, and help this bright mind get brighter.

-chief

Parting Words :: SPACE CAMP Death Squad And ‘Joe Dassin’

A nice bit of visual dopeness from SPACE CAMP Death SquadJoe Dassin is powerful in its simplicity.  The crew is known for their highly energetic live performances, but this video catches the kinetic energy of the crew via framing and editing rather than having the members jump around like crazy people.  Reminds me of Upright Citizens Brigade with boom bap.  Share it around!

-chief

Taking Flight :: Bird Peterson Releases ‘Plume’

The San Marcos area has truly had its share of visionaries come through.  After many years of hard work, one of its best is finally set to shine properly.  Bird Peterson has recently dropped his debut LP Plume, and the guest list is utterly ridiculous.  From hard hitters like Astronautalis to local standouts like Space Camp Death Squad, this album covers the versatility gamut.  Support your local upcoming superstar now, while the getting is good!

-chief