15 episodes

Go inside the minds of the world’s best directors, musicians, actors, and more. The architects of art — visionaries who shape the world around us with their art. Hosted by world-renowned video creators Taj Critchlow, Director X, and Karena Evans who have collaborated with everyone from Drake, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. Learn what inspires and challenges some of the most creative artistic minds on the planet. 

ARTchitects: the architects of ART Curiouscast

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    • 4.3 • 32 Ratings

Go inside the minds of the world’s best directors, musicians, actors, and more. The architects of art — visionaries who shape the world around us with their art. Hosted by world-renowned video creators Taj Critchlow, Director X, and Karena Evans who have collaborated with everyone from Drake, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. Learn what inspires and challenges some of the most creative artistic minds on the planet. 

    ARTchitects Will Be Back Soon

    ARTchitects Will Be Back Soon

    What up world! Thank you tuning into Season 1 of ARTchitects. We’ll be back with Season 2 in 2022. 

    • 2 min
    R.T. Thorne & Jordan Oram

    R.T. Thorne & Jordan Oram

    Taj sits down with award-winning director R.T. Thorne and author and cinematographer Jordan Oram.R.T. is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Producing Director of UTOPIA FALLS, a genre-bending, Afrofuturistic young adult science fiction series, that premiered as a HULU Original in 2020. Jordan has shot music videos for Drake, Usher, Coldplay, Ella Mai, Miguel and more, and recently self-published his own book, The Journeyman.The group discusses Squid Game, the work of Spike Lee, David Fincher and Terrence Malick, the making of Drake's God's Plan music video, and Jordan's new book.Follow @DirectedByRT and @JordanOramDP and stay up to date on all new ARTchitects content by following @ARTchitectsPod on Instragram and TikTok.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    TOBi and Kit Weyman

    TOBi and Kit Weyman

    This week Taj welcomes Toronto-based artists TOBi and Kit Weyman. TOBi is a Nigerian-Canadian rapper and singer artist signed to RCA Records. His most recent album, Elements Vol. 1 won the 2021 Juno Award for Rap Recording of The Year. Kit is a director and actor who has quickly been making a name for himself in the music video world, receiving a Prism Prize nomination and collaborating with artists like Haviah Mighty, Emanuel, Jazz Cartier and Noah Reid. The group discuss the TOBi and Kit's collaborative music videos "24 Remix", "Made Me Everything" and "Matter." They talk about fostering community and mentorship through filmmaking and the Toronto movies they want to see get made. Follow @SincerelyTOBi and @KitKnows and stay up to date on all new ARTchitects content by following @ARTchitectsPod on Instragram and TikTok.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Daps: On His Rapid Rise To Hip-Hop Heavyweight

    Daps: On His Rapid Rise To Hip-Hop Heavyweight

    This week Taj and Dean welcome Daps, a director who has quickly become one of the hottest hip-hop filmmakers around. His breakthrough moment came when he got the opportunity to direct a music video for "Bad And Boujee" for the Atlanta rap-trio Migos. Since then Daps has worked with some of rap’s biggest superstars: Lil Baby, Young Thug, Stormzy, Headie One, Lil Uzi Vert and more. Daps discusses growing up in Nigeria and England, playing college basketball and giving up his NBA dreams, regretting not playing Kanye his music, and writing treatments for Director X. He also breaks down the stories behind the "Walk It Talk It" and "Bad And Boujee" videos. Follow @FlexGodDaps on Instagram and stay up to date on all new ARTchitects content by following @ARTchitectsPod on Instragram and TikTok.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Kajal: On Working With Megan Thee Stallion & Bollywood's Influence

    Kajal: On Working With Megan Thee Stallion & Bollywood's Influence

    Taj and Dean welcome Kajal — an exciting new voice in filmmaking. Growing up being influenced by Bollywood and her grandfather (an aspiring filmmaker himself) Kajal got her start working at Complex where she quickly found success directing a documentary on the then-nascent Billie Eilish. In 2020 she had her breakthrough moment, directing the video for Megan Thee Stallion's New York Times op-ed 'Why I Speak Up for Black Women.' Follow @kajal.mov on Instagram and stay up to date on all new ARTchitects content by following @ArtchitectsPod on Instagram and TikTok.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Joseph Kahn: Pop Video Mastermind

    Joseph Kahn: Pop Video Mastermind

    Taj and Director X welcome filmmaker Joseph Kahn — the man behind some of the most iconic pop music videos of all time. The two-time Grammy winner has created one of the most prolific and distinctive bodies of work in the art of music video, working with artists like Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Eminem, Lady Gaga and George Michael. Joseph discusses dropping out of NYU film school, cutting his teeth in music videos with local Houston hip-hip artists and his viral unauthorized fan-film 'Power/Rangers'.Follow @JosephKahn on Instagram and stay up to date on all new ARTchitects content by following @ArtchitectsPod on Instagram and TikTok.

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Angelina 143 ,

Perfect to listen to in the Studio!

The value I receive by the wisdom of the guests and creative topics is bar none. Real talk with the feminist perspective in mind mixed with Caribbean spice on culture. As an avid pod consumer I have so much love for this show. It’s. About. Time.
Let’s here from director Perry Miotto (snotty nose Rez kids) and get a fresh First Nations perspective

Saugaking ,

Enjoyed the Discussion

I enjoyed the discussions with Benny Boom as I grew up in the “Music Video” era.
Looking forward to catching up on the other episodes. Keep up the good work.

notmali ,

Mohamed

I rate it… keep putting on for the mandem

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