Nate Edwards, director with trailblazing manufacturing studio Invisible Collective, premiered a revelatory brief movie for Spotify’s Frequency Sunday Dinner: Texas docu-series. The movie spotlights the legacies of Black regional music by means of the cautious portraiture of six Texas-bred musicians and the Lone Star State’s wealthy tradition.


Spotify | Frequency Sunday Dinner: Texas


Propelled ahead by deep questions posed by Bun B of Texas-bred hip hop duo UGK, the brief movie options singer-songwriter-rapper Teezo Touchdown, rapper Monaleo, soul singer Xavier Omar,  DJ OG Ron C of The ChopStars, and Americana artist Madeline Edwards. The group put phrases to their views on Texas music over a curated meal comprised of dishes from Black-owned Texas-based eating places specializing in numerous cuisines: Trill Burgers, Chòpnblok, Gumbo Xpress, Ray’s BBQ Shack, and Davis Road at Hermann Park. Weaving in a neighborhood b-roll of a lady using horseback in cowboy boots and hat and a younger man displaying off his diamond grillz, Houston-based Nate the Director peppers in Texas taste because the musicians talk about variety and inclusion, their careers, and the state they name residence.

“To have the ability to merge the humanities and tradition by means of a lens, I discovered it greatest to seize it in an voyeuristic, cinematic manner,” stated Edwards. “For the dinner, I needed it to have the vitality of the grown people’s desk on the household reunion, pure and natural with nothing getting in the way in which of those candid moments and their significant dialog.”

The movie itself exudes a communal heat; the nuances of their artistry is illuminated, and their particular person influences and tales are explored in a laid-back but deeply insightful method.

Nate speaks to the collaboration with Spotify’s In-Home Artistic group: “This was my first time working with Spotify and so they had been dream collaborators. The group trusted my imaginative and prescient and helped to see it by means of, absolutely supporting me in creating the very best product.”

A celebration of Black musicality in Texas, this documentary movie is a part of Frequency, Spotify’s world initiative and holistic vacation spot for celebrating Black artwork, leisure, creativity, tradition, and neighborhood each on and off the platform. Following the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) and California (Bay to LA) episodes, Texas is the third installment in Frequency’s Sunday Dinner docu-series.

A Houston native himself, Edwards got here into the undertaking with familiarity with the artists, significantly Bun B, who’s a pillar of the Houston neighborhood. Likewise, Edwards knew OG Ron C as a staple of the town, had finished music movies with Madeline Edwards, and regularly listens to a playlist heavy with tracks from Xaviar Omar and Teezo Landing. As for Monaleo, he bonded together with her on set and shortly got here to understand who she is and what she represents.

“Bun B served as the right host, his examine and admiration of the music scene is so deep and he made everybody really feel so snug and comfortable,” stated Edwards.” It was stunning to witness this intergenerational group of musicians connecting and to have the ability to combine the issues that I really like about filmmaking inside it.”

A key Frequency playlist collection is Ripple Effect. This playlist spotlights native Black music cultures with a deal with new and rising artists all through six areas: DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia), Bay to LA, Texas, New England, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest. Every is curated by a neighborhood tastemaker educated on what’s sizzling and who’s subsequent of their space.

That includes must-know artists from Port Arthur to Beaumont, Houston to Austin, take heed to The Ripple Impact: Texas playlist on Spotify.


Spotify Frequency Sunday Dinner:Texas



Consumer: Spotify

Advertising Lead, NA Neighborhood & Tradition: Ryan Chappell

Advertising Supervisor, NA Neighborhood + Tradition: Francine Tamakloe

Advertising Supervisor: Ayanna McNeil


Head of Hip Hop & RnB: Sydney Lopes

Editor – Tradition Curation in Music Content material: Domo Wells

Hip Hop and R&B Supervisor: Kimmy Summers

Affiliate Supervisor, Hip Hop and R&B Artist Partnerships: Shawnie Hines


Govt Artistic Director: Donna Lamar

Artistic Director: Dominique Wynne

Artistic Director: Kenia Perez

Artistic Fellow: Zane Durham


Director of Manufacturing: Lauren Keller

Govt Producer: Jenna Allchin

Senior Producer: Gabby Kreutter

Producer: Imani Dixon

Manufacturing Fellow: Miso Brown


Model Lead: Angela Leffell

Model Strategist: Juwan Wedderburn

Model Strategist: Feven Abadi


Manufacturing Firm: Invisible Collective

Director: Nate Edwards

Director Of Pictures: Justin Stewart

Govt Producer: Sam Kelly Jr.

Producer: Distinctive James

Artwork Director: Gen Quintanilla

Manufacturing Supervisor: Maxine Haynes

Assistant Director: Ariel Ortiz


Publish Manufacturing: Forager Collective

Editor: Sebastian Jimenez

Asst Editor: Hannah Namnoum

Govt Producer: Ali Webb

Senior Producer: Saraleah Cogan

Publish Producer: Ok.C. Van Elslander

Shade: Carlos Flores

Sound: Bobb Barito

Authentic Composition: Darian Donovan Thomas