Angeleno alt/hip-hop artist MXRTY THE PXRTY combines his love for hip-hop and musicianship, as he exists to release eclectic feel-good music that is sensuous and will make you groove. With an MO that instills the party into everyone, 'every day is a weekend,' this emerging artist's creativity continues to flow.
Offering up a live performance via a music video that brings unity to the state of the world we're living in, MXRTY THE PXRTY comes to us live from Astroetic Studios in downtown Los Angeles. Immersing us in his charisma and unapologetic persona, the upbeat grooves of "You & Me Anywhere" have us channeling the liberation that comes from getting up and going anywhere your heart desires.
With glimmers of percussion that have us fixated on the hi-hats and rhythmic grooves filling out the tempo, we're also introduced to MXRTY THE PXRTY's prevailing attitude and Kat Leon's glorious harmonies. Together they have us soaring the skies with their other musical partners, Tha Band, that give us luscious guitar riffs and resonated basslines. This isn't the only masterpiece that we get to take in.
We also get the MXRTY THE PXRTY tribute of Mac Miller's "What's the Use." In a funk-fueled environment that has everyone in the studio jamming out to the upbeat ambiance, we see how the synergy effortlessly flows throughout this environment. Performing to the traditional essence but adding an unforgettable twist, we get to take this tribute in the high octane fashion that it's intended to take on.
Throughout the entirety of this visualizer, we feel as if we're with MXRTY THE PXRTY & Tha Band as they give it their all. Not allowing a screen to divide us with their aura, there's an appreciation within us that runs deep for these creatives.
Welcome back to BuzzMusic, MXRTY THE PXRTY! We thoroughly enjoyed the creation that is your digital concert. What was this experience like, and how did everyone work together to bring this vision to life?
I was able to play live music for the first time since the pandemic with not only my good friends but incredulous talent. That being said, it was an amazing experience. I presented my idea of a digital concert filmed in a DTLA Loft to the players. I said we'd play one original ("You & Me Anywhere" and one cover ("What's The Use" by Mac Miller. They accepted, learned the tunes, rehearsed together, and killed it on performance day!
You all mesh so well together! Was this your first digital concert? What was the biggest takeaway from this process?
It was our first time together, and have mercy, did we all have great chemistry! I believe so because everyone is super proficient, well experienced with their own strong projects, and more importantly, we are all weird and lovable people. My biggest takeaway is learning how each person prepares and executes a music performance, in other words, how to be a creative artist but also a professional badass.
What inspired you to choose the songs that you performed? What significance do they have to you?
The first song we performed is my single "You & Me Anywhere," which has been received so damn good I couldn't wait to play it with a live band! The second song is a cover of "What's The Use" by Mac Miller, one of my all-time favorite songs by one of my all-time favorite artists. Mac is an unbelievable talent combining hip hop with so many different vibes and sounds, "What's The Use" is a beautiful melange of funk, bravato, & soul, setting a precipice for my goal as an artist.
Could you please take us into how you prepared for this music video? How do you manage to keep such great energy when there is no audience to feed off of?
I'm not going to front. It was a lot of work, but we got it done thanks to amazing friends and support. I rented all of the audio and video camera equipment and brought it all (including my instruments and engineering equip.) to Astroetic Studios, which my buddy Jon let me use. I started with a brief on scenes/shot production with my multimedia artist and brother-in-law Jared of Jared Lawrence Studios. Next, I set up the lights, drums, microphones, stage placement and plugged all the players into the recording project and thankfully, Alex (the guitarist) is also an audio engineer, so he was able to help properly finalize the recording process. We performed both songs four times to capture the best audio take and to have plenty of angles and shots to use. 2 audio mixing sessions, one mastering session, and hours of coloring and editing later, I have the manifestation of my imagination for you all to enjoy! I dream every day to entertain the world with my music, so, fortunately, I was working with juggernaut musicians who could grasp my vision and match my PXRTY ENERGY! Thanks again to Kat, Matt, Alex, Jared, Adam, & Jon for helping me create my own "NPR Tiny Desk Concert!"
For new listeners, what would you like them to know about you and your music?
If you like more than one genre of music, I'm your artist. It's more than okay to like stuff no one else does. That's what I mean when I say I'll continue to create and release cool, weird stuff for you to get into. JOIN THE PXRTY!