CURIOUSCAST AND FELA PARTNER ON NEW PODCAST ARTchitects LAUNCHING MAY 26
Hosted by Taj Critchlow, Director X, and Karena Evans, ARTchitects Explores the Visionaries Behind the Art with Upcoming Guests Including Dave Meyers, Daniela Andrade and Benny Boom
For Immediate Release
TORONTO, April 27, 2021 – Curiouscast, Corus Entertainment’s award-winning podcast network, and Fela, the award-winning production company founded by Julien Christian Lutz, professionally known as Director X, and Taj Critchlow, announced today the launch of new podcast ARTchitects debuting Wednesday, May 26 on all audio streaming platforms. Listen to the ARTchitects trailer here and subscribe now.
Hosted by Taj Critchlow, Director X, and Karena Evans, an esteemed group of creatives, executive producers and directors behind music videos for Drake, Coldplay, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and many more, the new bi-weekly podcast will feature some of the biggest names in video making, film, music, fashion, dance, design and more. Upcoming guests include Director Dave Meyers (Missy Elliot, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles), Artist and YouTube sensation Daniela Andrade, Director and Filmmaker Benny Boom (Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent).
“We created this podcast because we felt the need to give flowers to the artists that make one of the most creative art forms in the world – music videos – and a platform to discuss their process and experiences, while we celebrate innovation, cultural impact and artistry,” said Taj Critchlow, Host. “I’ve witnessed too many times the entertainment industry disrespecting this art form, even though it has spawned the biggest filmmakers in cinema such as David Fincher, Spike Jonze, F Gary Gray, Melina Matsoukas and many more. Put some respect on it and show love to these ARTchitects!”
“Music videos have an outsized impact on culture but too often the craft behind them is overlooked,” said Dean Rosen, Executive Producer. “ARTchitects will give listeners the opportunity to get inside the minds of the biggest figures of this space and beyond. Taj is a natural entertainer and curator and I am excited for him to share his world with a larger audience.”
“We’re are so excited be collaborating with Taj, X, Karena, and the entire team at Fela on this new podcast to bring their voices, perspectives, and unique storytelling to a brand new audience,” said Chris “Dunner” Duncombe, Director of Streaming and Podcasting, Curiouscast, Corus Entertainment. “I can’t wait for people to hear this show.”
Sponsorship opportunities for ARTchitects and other Curiouscast podcasts are available. The award-winning Curiouscast network launched in 2018 and is home to internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling, including: Nothing Much Happens, Bedtime Stories for Grownups, the #1 Canadian-produced music podcast, The Ongoing History of New Music*; 13 Hours Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre, Edward R Murrow International Podcast Award Winner and the ‘Most Popular New Show’ in Apple Podcasts Canada’s ‘Best of 2019’ list, Crime Beat**; and 2020 Canadian Podcast Award winners Dark Poutine, History of the 90’s , as well as Nighttime and Global News Whatever Happened To.
*SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Top Charts (Canada), Music, October 14, 2020.
**SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Best Listens of 2019 (Canada), December 5, 2019.
***SOURCE: Canadian Podcast Awards: 2020 Winners – awards.podcamptoronto.com/award/
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Created in the revolution by Director X and Taj Critchlow, Fela is a culture-defining brand that celebrates inclusion and diversity. A production company that specializes in making cutting edge content in the realm of music videos, commercials, documentaries and films. Using the mantra “Own Your Culture, Tell Your Stories,” Fela’s core strength is having the innate ability to tell cultural stories authentically while being a voice for the unheard and underrepresented. Their mantra is: “Own Your culture, Tell Your Stories.” Fela’s team of directors have created ground-breaking music videos for Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Rosalia, Jay Z, SZA, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem and many more. Brands Fela has produced commercials and branded content for includes: Nike, Samsung, Disney, Spotify, Pyer Moss, Converse, Virginia Black, Bud Light, Four Seasons and Puma. Fela recently began its official evolution into long-form content, producing the feature-length documentary Underplayed. The film explores gender inequality through the lens of the electronic music scene and the women championing change over the summer festival season.
Curiouscast is a Corus Entertainment Network.
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