A Film By: Amanda Beane & Pablo Circa Shot in Oakland, CA. "Summer may be approaching, but TRKRNR wants you to know that they always bring the heat regardless of the season. The Richmond, California duo (pronounced “track runner”) are premiering a new video today for their dreamy single “No Summer Days.” TRKRNR joined forces with fellow Bay Area artist Trailer Limon (of the San Francisco group The Pendletons) for the track that will be released along with the tune “Stimulate” on March 22. The new video aptly reflects the collaboration as it celebrates the Bay Area’s diverse culture and music scene. Saul Vallens and Gyrefunk, the two artists who comprise TRKRNR, grew up together in San Jose and the new video shows their deep appreciation for the artistic richness of the region. The visuals from Pablo Circa and Amanda Beane show scenes of a house party hosted by Oakland artist Astu, with slow gliding shots of people vibing, dancing, and just enjoying each other’s company. The patient, deliberate camera work offers an appropriate visual component to “No Summer Days,” which features a laidback groove and beautifully hazy production. TRKRNR’s music and video both represent the deep soul of everyday life, particularly in a place teeming with artists like the Bay Area." -Evan Crandell, Earmilk
East Oakland's Lo-Fiction representer Nimsins releases the audio portion of "It’s Been A Long Time Since I Cried", describe by Nimsins as "an audio-visual journey into my psyche." Earlier this month the Lo-Fiction crew dropped visuals for "Nike Check" described in an KQED piece by OG Penn as " illustrates the permanent pursuit of the purse."
Official release statement:
Inspired By The Hyper-Masculinity and Misogyny instilled in Young Black Boys Primarily. Although it’s just as prominent in all boys of color.
This Ep is an ode to all the people out there who struggle with their emotions, repression, depression, and even being desensitized in your reality.
Each Track (besides the intro) has a visual which directly reflects the mood and energy of the said song. The First Visual Will Be Released March 1st.
The Entire Project Was Produced By; @jesusgt
Recorded /Mixed/Mastered By; Dj Ammbush @ammbush
"Born in the Bay, posted in Philly" producer Sideswipe follows up his last project, "Goners," released earlier this year with his latest release "Fairlight Fairlady". Sideswipe stays in the realm of gritty, sample based instrumentals that carry with or without vocals. 5 instrumentals deep is enough to get caught in the grimey soundscapes. Download "Fairlight Fairlady" and other projects from Sidewipe at https://sideswipey.bandcamp.com
We'll keep you posted on Sideswipes moves, follow him IG: @sideswip.e
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