NEW AUS VIDS: GOLD FANG, AD 2OFFICIAL, CHANDLER JEWELS & ASH SWAZE

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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…

AD 2OFFICIAL – EVERYWHERE I GO
(Caljay Visuals)

Rising Naarm/Melbourne emcee AD 2OFFICIAL emerges with a pounding drill cut firmly entrenching him as an artist to watch out of the city’s flourishing, yet notorious, Westside. Reflecting on battles with the law, street loyalties, and his inner demons, AD showcases his lower-range, nonchalant vocal delivery on ‘Everywhere I Go’ while packing plenty of bars into less than three minutes. Crisp visuals from Caljay Visuals show him performing at night with a backdrop of Naarm’s iconic graffiti lanes as well as lit-up high-rise buildings.

KING IVY – OY
(Directed by Luis Campbell)

King Ivy battles with his own thoughts and feelings on his new track ‘OY’. Over a skeletal instrumental from Toby Hobart comprised of warped drums and some beautifully played chords, the Brisbane artist simply articulates the patchwork of thoughts and emotions present in the aftermath of losing love. Directed by Luis Campbell, this visualiser shows King Ivy singing while seated in front of a graffitied wall as painter Aleja Hine creates a frame around him reinforcing the song’s psychedelic vibe. ‘OY’ is King Ivy’s first solo release since releasing his EP ‘Brown’ in April this year.

LIL SPACELY – THROW IT UP
(Directed by Leo Razak Harunah)

Lil Spacely continues his fourth-quarter run of bangers with ‘Throw It Up’. In the space of just over a month since the West Sydney rapper’s release from incarceration, he’s dropped the heart-warming track ‘dangerous’ and now follows up with a fresh anthemic cut. Over production from Thatboykwame filled with triumphant horns, Spacely lets everyone know that he’s gonna succeed his way regardless if anyone tries to stop him. The video, directed by Leo Razak Harunah, shows Spacely in some beautifully composed shots out in a field as well as in black and white surrounded by drifting cars. ‘Throw It Up’ is the second single from Spicely’s upcoming mixtape ‘The Golden Lotus’.

GOLD FANG – PULL IT UP
(The Sesh)

There’s nobody in Australia comparable to Gold Fang, and he proves that fact yet again on his latest track ‘Pull It Up’. With a unique origin story and vast musical roots incorporating elements of drill, afro beats, and reggae, Gold Fang has emerged in 2023 as one of the AU’s brightest stars. Possessing an unmissable melody and cadence, visuals by The Sesh place Fang in a parking lot surrounded by women and cars, reminiscent of early 2000s videos that still play in the club decades later. Always a showman and never one to hit the breaks, Gold Fang has already released a project this year with March’s ‘Smoove Killa’: ‘Pull It Up’ is already the second single since the album.

DAY1 – GOLDEN TAN
(Co-Directed by Director Zig)

As Brisbane’s DAY1 gears up for a fresh project on the horizon, he continues the momentum he has built since mega-cut ‘Mbappe’ last year. His newest offering, ‘Golden Tan’, is filled with summer quotables and a nice vocal performance, not to mention a star-studded video. It features GEEDUP founder Jake Paco, Love Island’s Jessica Velkovski, and in one of the most unexpected meetings of the year, tennis star Nick Kyrgios. Partly shot in Mykonos by Johnny Moschovakis while the rest was shot in Sydney, DAY1 is visibly enjoying the success he’s accumulated this year via songs including ‘Mr. Lucky’ and his ‘Die Young Freestyle’. Despite his young age, DAY1 has been active for nearly half a decade now and possesses a unique ability to consistently create viral moments; as seen once again with an iconic GEEDUP stamp. 

CHANDLER JEWELS & ASH SWAZE – ROADRUNNER FLOW
(Video by navsrevenge)

Chandler Jewels is one of the smoothest with it. ‘Roadrunner Flow’ is reminiscent of artists like Brockhampton and Amine – full, bright, and polished while showcasing a natural chemistry with Sydney’s Ash Swaze. Proven both behind the mic and on the boards, Jewels shines on the new self-produced cut delivering good vibes with high energy. Behind the lens, navsrevenge captures the personification of the ‘roadrunner’; isolated, thought-provoking, and smooth. Between hanging out at windmills, in the desert, and in the staircases, the clip is laced with intricate details; pauses for breaths in the music, and interesting-abrupt angle changes bring you into their world and demand attention.

Written by Matt SlocumMatthew Craig & Declan Bailey.

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