All this week, the Song of the Day spotlights artists playing Sound On Sound Fest, happening November 4-6.
Austin Mic Exchange and Weird City Fest cofounder Adam “Protextor” – formerly known as p-teK – got his start in the underground Iowa City scene before moving to the Live Music Capital in 2008. Since the 2011 release of his debut full-length Oh! What a Miracle! Protextor has released five albums and has shared the stage with hip hop heavyweights like Geto Boys, Kool Keith, Doomtree and more. p-teK’s gradual transformation to Protextor accompanied a thorough interest in collaboration and artistic maturity, heard best in his most recent full-length Shift.
Track 3 among Shift‘s 17 collaborative tracks, “The Help,” unifies a motley crew of Austin artists underneath Protextor’s high-energy yet laid back flow. Protextor’s lyrics about the financial and personal stress of working in the service industry fit perfectly over a sample-heavy instrumental produced by SubKulture Patriots veteran Ruler Why. With the verses out of the way, Mother Falcon members and personal producers guesthouse (Sterling Steffen) and Grammy-Winner Matt Puckett provide saxophone and electric guitar for the track’s climax. The service industry just found its unofficial anthem.
Protextor is performing on Friday, November 4th at the Sound on Sound Fest Forest Stage at 2:20 p.m. along with his group Space Camp Death Squad.
—Jack Anderson // host, Monday-Tuesday 8-11 p.m., Saturday 6-10 a.m.