NEW AUS VIDS: DXVNDRE, BECCA HATCH, KINGTHEFREESOUL
Bringing you the highlights from our New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, showcasing the latest and best videos year-round from across the AU. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our channel to be the first across the hottest new clips. Here are a few of our weekly favs but there are thousands to watch in our Youtube playlist! Which video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…
DXVNDRE – THE RE-UP FT. HAMZA
Ingleburn meets Liverpool on ‘The Re-Up’, the new single from Sydney rappers Dxvndre and Hamza. Australian-Samoan emcee Dxvndre has been collaborating with talented 2k artists all year round: from his previous track featuring RED Honcho, the ‘Royale Rumble’ posse cut with KingTheFreeSoul, MRVZ, Elijah Yo and Isaac Puerile, as well as his joint EP Iron Sharpens Iron alongside Ello. C. Produced by SOLLYY, the crackling Golden Era hip-hop instrumental of ‘The Re-Up’ allows them to rap a verse each, with bars about their perseverance and paper chase delivered ever so slickly. The track is accompanied with a dark music video directed by Thriller Visions.
MULALO – HOUDINI
(Shot by Danny Henderson and Minori Ueda)
Mulalo makes magic once more with her latest single ‘HOUDINI’. Frequent collaborator Nerve, who produced previous releases ‘DOUBT IT! (demo)’ and ‘M31’, assembles the afro-drill beat for the Melbourne-based hitmaker. The hypnotising spell she’s cast over 2022 can be defined as one of unapologetic self-expression and belief: “Knowing that if you believe in yourself you are on the right path and that you’re going to be successful in any aspect.” Following her ‘Tracy Grimshaw’ music video, videographers Danny Henderson and Minori Ueda shoot Mulalo in front of smoky red theatre curtains for ‘HOUDINI’.
KINGTHEFREESOUL – F20 FREESTYLE
(Shot by Malek)
Though quiet with his official solo releases in 2022, KingTheFreeSoul has been nonstop with his studio freestyle videos. Produced by Tzantza, the Sydney artist showcases his unique and effortlessly melodic cadence while rapping cutthroat about fake friends. The music video captures King’s creative process in the studio with yellow subtitles making sure you don’t miss a single bar. Part of Freesouls, the Sydney-based trio dropped their debut EP FS Type Beats earlier this year. First posted to Instagram, ‘F20 Freestyle’ was shortly followed by ‘Paranoid’ and arrived with the announcement that his next single ‘No Help’ will be released October 28.
JKING – UNCONDITIONALLY
JKING drops visuals for ‘Unconditionally’, the intro song to his WAHYAHSEY EP. The Biordi Music signee pens an island R&B love letter over SLADE’s production with mixing and mastering by BeatsWithSheph. His year began alongside label mates DJ Discretion and Billymaree on ‘Higher’, and has culminated with his recently released 5-track debut project. Released to celebrate his song reaching 1 million streams, the ‘Unconditionally’ music video is filmed by Cerne Studios and shares some intimate moments between him and his partner.
BECCA HATCH – BLESSED
(Directed by Matt Wilson)
Kamilaroi and Samoan artist Becca Hatch enlists Melbourne producer Tentendo for a breezy disco R&B record. As her second single of the year following ‘Without You’, ‘Blessed’ sees the Sydney artist dive deeper into dance territory. Speaking on ‘Blessed’, Hatch says “it’s about the support I receive from my closest friends and family, but most importantly the encouragement I’ve learned to give myself.” Directed by Matt Wilson, the vertically-shot music video captures candid clips of the singer and her friends at Luna Park. After signing to Forever Ever Records last year, Hatch has solidify her sound in 2022 and performed at 30+ live shows across the country.
BLUEBOY – AIMING HIGH (ONE TAKE)
Blueboy reveals his ‘Aiming High (One Take)’ to coincide with his recent and already sold-out Forever Grateful collaboration with Geed Up. Produced by Slade with mixing and mastering by Liam Thomas, the Sydney artist reflects over the upbeat piano trap instrumental. With no official release since 2021’s ‘Through The Weather’, ‘Aiming High’ is the first we’ve heard from the 23-year-old aside from his feature on JKING’s ‘Lele’. Shot by Kreezy Visions at Geed Up HQ, the one take music video shoots Blueboy rapping to the mic, repping the new hoodie in front of a Tupac mural.