Check out some images from the premiere party for Sol's new music video "People" directed by the talented Noah Porter. The video is incredibly stunning, it does a fantastic job of reflecting the raw heart and work ethic these two bring to their craft. In case you didn't know Sol been doing his thing for a while in the Seattle music scene. He makes great music which has built up a strong following of friends/fans that support the movement and sounds that Solzilla is putting out into the world. Be sure to check him out and catch the premiere of "People" 03/03/15. Northwest stand up!!!
Android Amaker recently shot an out of this world music video for a brand new track called Transported. The video is directed by my good friend Peter Robinson, AKA Ten Hundred, who asked me to be the cinematographer on the project. It was a rollicking fun day of shooting, drinking and bloody pig hearts. In between assisting Peter and drinking fancy Tequila with the band, I was able to snag some behind the scene stills to give you a glimpse of the video. According to The Stranger, "This is a brand new song off of a local concept album. I dare say it's not quite like anything you've ever heard before. At least not on THIS planet. Some of the players involved are country-punk Brent Amaker, musicians Vox Mod and P Smoov, along with dancer/artist/musician Molly Sides, photographer/artist Frank Correa, and menswear designer Chris Jones (Like a Rockstar)." Its a wild ride of a track, listen after the BTS photos.
You can preview/preorder the album here. And the live performance (think more performance art than live music set) will explode with a singular, one-time-only live event at Neumos on November 7th.
If you didn't already know, some of the most dope, original art and music is coming out of the Northwest as it has for years, people are just starting to pay more attention to the upper left coast lately. Somebody that more and more people are paying attention to is Peter Robinson, AKA P Smoov (of Fresh Espresso & MAD RAD) AKA Ten Hundred (painter, creator, maker, dreamer). He has been a major player in the NW music scene and has been making waves with his unique art style and approach. He paints over old canvases and covers them with vibrant, offbeat characters from another universe, such as the Watcher - a diamond shaped creature who sees all that unfolds in this alternate reality. Previously, we did a short film for Peter where we followed the creation of a piece from start to finish in 48 hours. He teamed up with us again to document the creation and preparation for one of his biggest shows yet, Ten Hundred- Reincarnated. We shot for three days over the course of a month to show some the intricacies of putting on a show of this caliber. The check video link below the photos; in the meantime, here are some behind-the-scenes shots leading up to the Ten Hundred art show.
I did a little mini documentary a while back on one of my favorite seattle artists P Smoov of Fresh Espresso & Mad Rad. He is also a painter by the name of Ten Hundred. I had a blast spending the weekend with him, here is the finished product we came up with.
I had the incredible opportunity to grab a slice of pizza and connect with P Smoov & Rick Rude of Fresh Espresso the other day. It was exciting to hear about collaborations on the horizon as well as the big things they have coming. I loved working with these guys. Check out Fresh Espresso and the sound they bring to NW Hip-Hop.
I spent the early part of this week shooting a mini documentary of Peter Robinson, and his art as the painter Ten Hundred. I was super stoked to get this chance since I have also been a huge fan of his rapping/producer work as P Smoov (Mad Rad & Fresh Espresso) in the Seattle area.
Peter's Ten Hundred art is made over strange paintings/canvases found in thrift shops or friends' living rooms. Over these canvases he creates weird, vibrant creatures using bold paints & India ink markers. For two days, I had the amazing opportunity to watch the gradual makings of a masterpiece! The piece sold within 24 hrs for $500.
The whole experience of seeing the Ten Hundred art process from start to finish was incredible. Peter & I said goodbye over a game of Ping Pong, in which he put the hurt on me. What a guy! Be sure to check out Ten Hundred art, and look out for the mini documentary coming soon; it's really something to see in person!!