By: Carrick Wenke
When Seattle artist Scotty Sensei originally dropped “IDK” on Soundcloud back in roughly February/March, I immediately thought it would be a hit. Needless to say I’m glad he decided to do visuals for it because I think this track has the potential to go all the way. Teaming up with producer Dextro, who produced his entire last project Kanji, the duo put together quite the serene landscape of the song.
Now not only was Scotty teamed up with a talented producer on the track, but for the video he teamed up with Kellen Howe, who took Scotty’s vision of the video and ran with it. The video was a follow up to his last video which included a track feature from LA’s Blu, so it was expected to be dope. Including clean house party shots featuring plenty of tasteful animations and the relaxed driving shots around the city, the video has the stimulation of a movie.
What was it like working with Kellen Howe on the video?
Mann, it was so dope. He’s the type of video/cinematography guy I’ve been looking for for years. He’s super talented at exactly the type of visual effects and animations that I really fuck with. His energy on set is dope and he definitely understands my vision and what I’m trying to do. Plus he’s a cool dude so we’ve become pretty good friends over the past couple months.
The track originally came out in February and the video/track is flawless. How much time and planning went into the song originally and he video concept?
This was the first song that I actually fully finished and released in the time that I’ve been here in Seattle. Dextro made that beat and within 2 days I had everything laid down how I wanted. It came naturally. Since the song is kind of about partying/drugs etc. I figured it would only be right to have a video with the same vibe.. drinking, wildin’ out and shit haha. It was the funniest video shoot I’ve been a part of yet.
What does the summer have in store for you?
Quite a bit, man. I’m gonna continue to drop music and videos. Definitely gonna be working with Kellen on a lot more and maybe even with a couple artists he works with as well. I’ve got a few projects in the making at the moment, some EPs with both my Anime House producers, Dextro and SoulTrap. Also merch and shit like that. I was also talking to Blu about doing some more shit later this year. It’s a promising time for us so we’re just gonna keep grindin’.