Video: Dame Drummer - Get What You Gave

New art from Oakland by way of Cleveland's Dame Drummer. Dame continues to push the envelope and use his art to spark hard conversations. Peep the prep release: Get What You Gave Conceptualized, Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed and Mastered by: Dame Drummer Recorded at Zoolabs in Oakland, California Filmed and Directed by: NOBL Chief Lighting Technician/Gaffer: Benjamin Dennis This video was conducted as a social experiment to test the assumption that there needs to be a shift in thinking. A shift in power. A shift in mind body and spirit regarding racism in America and the rest of the free world. The song poses a real question that supersede the lyrics to the song. If you knew you were going to get what you gave would you still treat others the the way you do? Negatively or Positively: There is always a choice. "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Desmond Tutu "The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom." Paulo Freire This is the participants real-time reaction hearing "Get What You Gave" for the very first time. Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/damedrummer/ #DNA

TRKRNR - No Summer Days (feat. Trailer Limon) [Official Music Video]

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