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January 19, 2018

Solar Shield: “ASixTwoSix”

By: Jack Anderson

Austin’s Chris McDowell, aka Solar Shield is somewhat of a keyboard/synth wizard. Solar Shield exploded onto the local electronic scene in 2014 with his Reesis EP, serenading listeners and dancers with his seductive key changes and synth grooves. Next month Solar Shield is releasing his self-titled full-length, nine tracks that were created between 2011 and 2013 but still hold their vigor in 2018.

Solar Shield stopped by KUTX’s Studio 1A last year alongside Soundfounder and Brother Bear as part of Exploded Drawing’s 7 Years release, and you can enjoy that session hereSolar Shield comes out February 5th, but feel free to download the album’s second track, one that’ll surely get your head bobbing, “ASixTwoSix”.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)


September 29, 2023

Tribe Mafia: “Take Me” (feat. Erik Goca)

It’s beyond satisfying to hear a homegrown Austin artist not just outside the local city limits, but in a piece of media that gets global reach. And while it may be impossible to top White Denim in the official Nintendo Switch trailer, we gotta give it up to Tribe Mafia for their recent induction into […]


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]


September 27, 2023

Nihiloxica: “Asidi”

What happens when you aggressive UK bass collides with testosterone-driven Bugandan percussion? Nothing quiet, that’s for sure. That specific combo of acoustic and electronic, of modern and traditional first came about with the formation of Nihiloxica half a decade back, when UK producers Spooky-J and pq linked up with Nilotika Cultural Ensemble members Isa, Sally, […]