Independent hiphop artists and aspiring film maker Scottie Jax has just released the first of hopefully many short running films. The independent artist flexes his creativity in the 30 min short action film ‘The Cop and The Con Man’. Check it out on Youtube.
Fixed Fate sculpt songs with true tenderness on the inviting sound of “Unplugged”. With “Unplugged” Fixed Fate appears to go on a mystical journey, one full of hope and determination. Careful arrangements recall Alice in Chain’s EP “Sap” for these are pieces whose haunting melodies and highly articulate thoughtful stories. Stories fixate on the tales of the underdog, those truly trying to overcome. Throughout it all Fixed Fate choose a stripped down, intimate sound that aims straight for the soul. Little flourishes go a long way from the kind intermingling of piano to the at times manic energy of the guitars. Easily the highlight of the sound comes from the fiery furious vocals that rise above, looking towards the sky.
On “Flower” Fixed Fate begin things on a regal tone. From such atmospheric beginnings, the song settles into a naturalistic rhythm. Rather reflective, the song is one of yearning for someone truly special. Delicate to its very core is the surreal scope of “Water” whose glistening guitar work adds to its impressionistic fervor. Gradually the song comes into focus with each reiteration. Showing off their impressive knack for storytelling is the collection highlight, the tale of “Billy”. Layer upon layer of guitar work adds to the spirited, unhinged performance. Tapping into a seemingly sprawling world is the ornate “Frostbite” whose tragic undertones end the collection with true style.
Sung with the utmost of heart and passion, Fixed Fate’s “Unplugged” has a timeless classic sound to it.
Danny Baxley mixes spoken poetry with dreamy pop on the beautiful “Crossed A Line”. Blurred grooves glide by with such grace over the course of the piece. Rhythms feel addictive in nature as they anchor the song’s more surreal aspects. Almost psychedelic at times the song seems to reflect upon modernity, on relationships, and the social norms that inform a person’s life. Lyrics rest at the very heart and center of the track, with the distorted vocals adding an important almost shoegaze element into the mix. By offering distant sounding vocals, Danny Baxley adds to the otherworldliness that informs the piece.
Everything starts immediately. Graceful guitar work adorns the track as the song unfurls with such style. Neatly tying together pop, alternative rock, with elements of dance thrown into the mix the song has a kaleidoscopic, all-encompassing sound to it. Volume is an absolute must for this is a song that should be felt as much as heard. Slowly but surely the song’s gradual buildup becomes ever larger, with the layers of sound swirling around in such a colorful display. Texturally rich, the way that Danny Baxley lets the melody neatly collide with this lyricism creates a song that positively teems with life. Towards the latter half of the song the piece’s mantra grows and grow until it becomes all consuming.
With “Crossed A Line” Danny Baxley creates an infectious, welcoming sound one whose ornate architecture draws the listener into a whole other world.
On September 16th the 20 year old artist from Lynchburg, Virgina “Nova Visuals” released his 1st EP on Spinrilla called, “No Hand Outs”. He has a total of 6 tracks on his EP , all of the tracks are different and dope. From a artist coming out of Virginia I have to say Nova is pretty dope. Throughout the EP you will also notice that Nova has his (single) “How We Livin” on there you could listen to his single on iTunes. If you’ve never heard of Nova or haven’t heard any of his music before, then go listen No Hand Outs on Spinrilla and more…
Yesterday evening Nova Visuals released his R&B track called, “I Steal Want You” produced by Lowkey on Soundcloud. From the beginning to the end of his song I gotta admit that it is really dope & unique. The 20 year old Va artist is nice. Recently he has released a track with an artist named DreTheDon called, “Higher Power” produced. by Kyduh Beatz, go check that out. To stay updated with the Nova Visuals next or previous release go follow him on Twitter @novavisuals_.