Since first meeting at a toy store, fun has appropriately informed the separate musical styles of Adam Protextor and Matt Puckett. Protextor, formerly known as “p-Tek,” was the founder of the Weird City Hip Hop Fest and Austin Mic Exchange. Puckett, his friend of seven years, produces and performs as “Brother Bear,” but is also familiar as one of the fronting members of Mother Falcon. Now living in New York, the Grammy-winning producer used this past year as an opportunity to go all-in on a new full-length album with Protextor. American Neon is the dream wedding of Protextor & Brother Bear’s musical sensibilities: a slick and glitzy genre bender comprised of pop-leaning arrangements paired with funky horns and rap hooks. It features input from a wide range of musicians, including members of This Will Destroy You, Austin’s own Mélat, and breakout Chicago rapper CupcakKe. Protextor & Brother Bear stopped by Studio 1A last night for KUTX After Hours. If you missed their session, check it out below!
– Harold Urteaga
12/7 @ Sidewinder (Album Release Party)