NEW AUS VIDS: ECB, ANIESZKA, REYKO!
Our weekly picks from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best 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…
REYKO! – REYKO!’S INTERLUDE (CHANGE YOUR MIND)
REYKO! drops lush visuals to his interlude on YNG Martyr’s Lovesick. Initially posted to his Instagram over a year ago, the Naarm/Melbourne artist made his long-awaited return to music this year via ‘REYKO!’s Interlude’ on Martyr’s debut album. The track is stripped back to REYKO!’s pensive guitar, laying way for his introspective lyrics and dreamy vocals to take centre stage. Directed and edited by Thomas Molan, the music video captures the multi hyphenate creative performing in a candle lit forest and includes an alternate verse to the song. His upcoming album ‘INNER MONOLOGUE’ consists of seven new tracks and will release this Friday 8 September.
ECB – BY THE WAY
The formula for making a good rap song doesn’t always have to be a complex one, and ECB have kept it to the bare essentials with their new banger ‘By The Way’. Over a beat with thumping drums and punchy horns produced by SMAK, rappers Nate G and DJ spit bars recalling pain of the past and successes yet to come, with Chiggz providing a calm yet confident hook. The music video shot and directed by Joey Bailey, shows iconic spots in the group’s hometown of Tweed Heads before showing us ECB and their extended crew all together in a smoked filled house eating cake and playing cards. As their first release of 2023, you can hear more about what ECB have been cooking up at BIGSOUND’s Amazon Music After Hours: AUD’$ x Marshall Street Studios’ showcase on 5 September.
ANIESZKA – DIVINE
(Kezia Suryaputra and Sandra Giarta)
Mauritian-Australian singer Anieszka delivers her ‘Divine’ first solo single of 2023. Following her features alongside Jason Heerah and Jarrod Jeremiah, the Eora/Sydney based musician taps the latter for his production on what may be one of the most beautiful songs you hear all year. Speaking on the new single, she says “I want Divine to be a reminder to people that deep, real connections do exist, but you have to push through the fear to let yourself feel and explore it.” Directed by Kezia Suryaputra and Sandra Giarta, the accompanying visuals are just as soothing as her vocals and reflects the song’s intrinsic healing nature.
J VERSE – WISH I NEVER
Stacking up viral moments alongside people like Shaq, Aitch, and J.I.D, most teenagers don’t have the foresight to achieve what J Verse has done over the past year or so. On his latest track ‘Wish I Never’, the Melbourne based artist interpolates ‘Right Now (Na Na Na)’ by Akon and makes it his own, spinning it into a track of teenage heartbreak. In the A1 directed music video, J Verse flexes a TWA plane and shows off Melbourne’s skyline. Produced by Kuda, his go-to beatmaker, J continues to show why conversations surrounding Australia’s next young star include his name.
MWAYZ – POSTER
Mwayz’ solo career has never lacked heavy hitters and his new single ‘Poster’ is no different. Following ‘All Night’ featuring Sailor Goon, the HP Area and BabySpacy produced track finds the Melbourne rapper coming with the energy, witty punchlines and wavy hooks we all know and love him for. In the music video directed by BraydenFunFilms, Mwayz roams around Melbourne with his boys like he’s Biggie in ‘95, oozing confidence and authenticity. Australian hip-hop needs Mwayz, and after four years since his debut via HP Boyz, it’s safe to say he’s here to stay.
JAZZ NOBODI – ON THE LOW FT. JOSEF
Jazz NOBODI shares visuals for ‘On The Low’ from his recent debut EP 92GRAMS. Sometimes you can’t explain what draws you to a song, you just know you like it and you work out why the more you listen.There are obviously great things about the song, Jazz and newcomer Josef both rap their asses off in their respective voices and delivery that complements each other expertly. VAIMOSO provides a beat perfect for having a dance or just bobbing your head, and director Joey Wells crafted a video brimming with the same relaxed and soulful atmosphere as the song itself. That’s what gives ‘On The Low’ its indefinable quality, the fact it’s a song for all occasions. At a party, in the car, or just in your headphones, ‘On The Low’ is never going to feel out of place.