TOPOGRAFÍA SAGRADA

EPISODE 01:
33.5474° N, 112.0208° W

PIESTEWA PEAK, ARIZONA

WICKED GAME
BRYANT POWELL & SAM LUCAS

EPISODE 01 - WICKED GAME
BRYANT POWELL & SAM LUCAS

THE LOCATION: 33.5474° N, 112.0208° W
PIESTEWA PEAK.

Piestewa Peak, at 2,610 feet (796 m), is the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains after Camelback Mountain. The mountain was originally called "Vianom Do'ag" by the Tohono O'odham tribe, which meant "Iron Mountain". Today, it is named in honor of Army Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa, the first known Native American woman to die in combat in the U.S. military, and the first female soldier to be killed in the line of duty during the 2003 Iraq War.

As a landform, Piestewa Peak is relatively young, formed roughly 14 million years ago. The beautiful flora features a vast variety of Arizona cacti - the Saguaro in particular - wildflowers in the spring as well as trees like the palo verde, sage shrubs and desert lavender. Piestewa Peak is also home to local animal species like the western diamondback rattlesnake, coyotes, mockingbirds or lizards. The mountain is popular amongst hikers, but it's Phoenix, so never forget to bring lots of water on your adventures!

THE SONG: WICKED GAME - CHRIS ISAAK.

"Wicked Game" is a song by American rock musician Chris Isaak, released on his third album, "Heart Shaped World" in 1989. It was part of several movie soundtracks over the years and has been covered by artists from many different genres.Sam Lucas and Bryant Powell released their version in 2023 - taking "Wicked Game" on a journey into the world of electronic dance music. Have a listen here:

THE GEAR:
A RIG FULL OF COLORS AND SOUNDS.

For this video series, Bryant uses his signature live rig to blend the sounds of electronic music with the organic elements of the nature surrounding him. His rig includes the Embodme ERAE Touch, a light up MIDI controller that takes you into a world of color, his shiny Jamstik - another MIDI controller in the shape of a guitar, as well as his trusted Shure SM7B and SM58 microphones for all vocals.Bryant uses a battery to power his rig to ensure that the beautiful landscapes around him never get harmed during the video shoot. Bonus points for the cool drone footage, giving you the bird's eye view and inviting you to see things from a different perspective than you are used to!

EPISODE 02 - YOU LOVE IT
BRYANT POWELL

THE LOCATION: 33.4949° N, 111.9217° W
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA.

Glitz, glamour, americana - and a hint of cowboy... Welcome to Scottsdale, Arizona!Nestled between the city of Phoenix to the west, the McDowell Mountains to the east, and the Salt River to the south, Scottsdale is considered to be part of the Phoenix metropolitan area.What stands out most? Well, Scottsdale has a busteling nightlife full of color, luxury resorts under desert mountains and an old town that seems to be taken straight out of an old wild west movie. Scottsdale is unapologetically itself - in every single aspect.

SCOTTSDALE AND THE HORSES.

Scottsdale prides itself on its rich Western history - deeply intertwined with the Americana style, horses and rodeos.Scottsdale's fasicnation for horses still continues today. The city hosts the "Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show" and it has taken place since 1955. Today, the show attracts thousands of visitors and tourists, to see nearly 2000 purebred Arabian and Half-Arabian horses competing.Scottsdale is also home to the Parada del Sol, the world's largest horse-drawn parade, taking place annually with over 150 entries each year.

SCOTTSDALE AND THE ART.The theme of horses continues throughout many of Scottsdale's public art installations. One of the most famous sculptures was created by Ed Mell, one of Arizona’s premier artists. Jack Knife, pictured above, is a bronze statue standing over eight feet high on its base and is modeled after Scottsdale’s official city seal, a rider astride a bucking horse. It is not a traditional sculpture, but yet it has a very traditional theme.Another one of the old town's most prominent pieces of art is the bronze horse fountain. Artist and gallery owner Bob Parks donated this fountain in 1989 with the intent to attract more visitors to Scottsdale's fifth avenue. The landmark features five Arabian horses rearing from the fountain.Many more pieces of public art can be found in close proximity to Scottsdale's civic center and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Scottsdale is certainly a place where art and culture are celebrated , especially with all its cultural events, like the popular Scottsdale artwalk happening every Thursday.

THE SONG: YOU LOVE IT - BRYANT POWELL.

Released in March 2024 as Bryant's first solo track, "You Love It" is a song about being true to yourself and the things you enjoy. To prove a point, Bry even tried pickles with peanut butter in a vlog post to announce the release."You Love It" was produced by collaborator and friend Sam Lucas from the UK. Have a listen here:

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