NEW AUS VIDS: BECCA HATCH, MOSES, KYMZA

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Our weekly picks from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best music videos from across the AU. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our channel to be the first across the hottest new clips. Updated weekly, there are thousands to watch in our YouTube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…

MOSES – 3AM FT. TAKTIX & KAHUKX
(ZacoBro)

Moses fires on all cylinders in 2024, linking with TAKTiX and KAHUKX for his latest single ‘3AM’. With beats as unyielding as the Naarm/Melbourne rapper’s lyrical prowess, the track unravels the tumultuous late-night escapades, navigating unwanted calls, street life, and the intricacies of loyalty in relationships. Directed by Zacobro, the music video immerses viewers and Sydneysider KAHUKX in Melbourne’s nocturnal canvas, set against the pulsating backdrop of the city’s street culture. In the wake of ‘3AM,’ one thing remains certain — we need more from this legendary linkup.

BECCA HATCH – BASS KEEPS CALLING
(AISON)

Eora/Sydney’s Becca Hatch answers when the ‘Bass Keeps Calling’. The Kamilaroi/Samoan artist returns after almost two years since her last solo release ‘Without You’, blessing her soulful vocals over feel-good drum and bass production. Directed by AISON in a camcorder style, the music video is reminiscent of the crowded and carefree nights raving with friends, where inhibitions fade and the music’s rhythm seizes control. Just like the addictive nature of ‘BKC’ leaving us yearning for more, so too does it ignite our anticipation for further releases from Becca throughout the year.

KYMZA – BETTER DAYS
(Herbert Leota)

Kymza perseveres through past struggles and looks towards a bright future on ‘BETTER DAYS’. The 046 rapper has had a big start to 2024 alongside the collective and by himself, following a dope performance on the Mixtape Madness series ‘Next Up Australia’. It’s clear that Kymza understands and appreciates the opportunity he has to change the lives and futures of people close to him through music, rapping with determination throughout before softening his voice for a soulfully sung hook. All of this over a beat from Brandon Jonak that keeps that same introspective tone. The music video, directed by Herbert Leota, shows Kymza in and around his hometown of Claymore and Sydney. 

FOREST CLAUDETTE – KOBE BEEF
(Quinn Cavin)

Forest Claudette gets funky with their new track ‘Kobe Beef’. Going from strength to strength by recently winning two ARIAs, performing on Australia’s biggest festival stages and releasing their acclaimed EP Everything Was Green in 2023, Forest Claudette turns that power inward on “Kobe Beef”. All about their experience as a non-binary person, ‘Kobe Beef’ has bright and punchy production with a parade of interesting sounds to compliment. All of this lays the bed for the soaring vocals on the chorus which sit in perfect contrast to the more subdued but no less dynamic verses. Directed by Quinn Cavin, the music video shows Claudette in a variety of interesting sets in a series of equally unique outfits. 

ISH QUAN – 3AM
(3K Editz)

Ish Quan spends Valentine’s Day alone on his latest track ‘3AM’. Over a rolling guitar rift, the Melbourne based rapper, producer and engineer, sings solemnly about what was “meant to be” in a similar pop-rap cadence to acts like The Kid LAROI and Post Malone. With the track originally made on a TikTok live, the accompanying music video captures the self-made energy. Directed by 3K Editz, the visuals show him jumping around the bed with long hair swinging like Samson, and glaring at rose petals littered around the room. Following a handful of hyperpop and alternative records last year, ‘3AM’ marks Ish Quan’s 2024 debut. 

WHO SHOT SCOTT – MI6
(CNRPR)

Iranian-New Zealand artist WHO SHOT SCOTT shares visuals to the garage and R&B single ‘MI6’ from his new EP BRAIN (SIDE A). It’s perhaps his eclectic background that makes him so unique within the music space – rapping like Dizzee Rascal about cynicism and self-doubt over a filthy Brockhampton-esque 808-fuelled beat, and opening for names like Snoop Dogg and Yung Gravy. Directed by Connor Pritchard, the experimental artist demands your attention with his raps in the first second of the video, paired with some gorgeously-lit spinning footage. Definitely one of the most standout artists from Aotearoa in 2024.

Written by Tahlia La GaliaDeclan Bailey & Aidan Knight.

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