Bryson Tiller TRAPSOUL Series in xR –

Virtual Performance

Client: XITE LABS

TRAPSOUL Series is a show concept created by Creative and Show Director Mike Carson at The 92 Group. Collaborating closely with HPLA and Mike CarsonXitelabs was brought in to be the creative and technical resource for the xR (extended reality) portions of the pay per view program. The livestream concert performance was premiered on premium digital platform Moment House. The entirety of the show spanned across six different worlds, of which Xitelabs created four.  To execute we chose the real time world building tool Unreal Engine with front plate augmented reality elements created in Notch. These virtual worlds showcase Bryson Tiller performing hits from his critically acclaimed, 3x platinum selling debut album TRAPSOUL, including “Don’t” as well as tracks from his latest album, A N N I V E R S A R Y.

Tiller’s work combines Trap, Hip-Hop, contemporary R&B, and soul. We proudly provided the unique virtual environments and xR Virtual Production stage for Bryson Tiller to express himself, and take his dedicated fans on a journey.

This was the longest and most complex real time project Xitelabs has ever completed, and is arguably one of the most ambituous xR music shows to date. The worlds successfully layered physical lighting along with front and back plate digital elements in a seamless fashion. This created a truly immersive effect. All animation was created to timecode and executed almost entirely in Unreal Engine, with atmospheric effects and additional narrative elements from Notch on front plates. The fans absolutely loved the worlds and transitions, and raved about it while the PPV program aired in the portal chat thread.