The Loop: The Vegetable Kingdom
Beat music is a form that has grown out of various strains of electronic music, right in our backyard. Several local collectives are going strong with monthly live showcases and online compilations, and Texas Music Matters wants to shine a light on the scene. Each week, we’ll highlight a different artist and their music, and we’ll let them tell their own stories in order to put beat music into a Texas perspective—we’re calling it The Loop.
From houses to the Lamar pedestrian bridge, the Vegetable Kingdom knows how to get the party started. The Austin beat artist has made his name through do-it-yourself functions and Exploded Drawing events, earning a following with compositions that range from simple dance floor material to dense electronic orchestrations. On this edition of The Loop, the Vegetable Kingdom talks about how he writes his songs, reactions to his music, and the power of the Austin scene.