NEW AUS VIDS: HEAVY HITTERZ, SELASIE, CHRISTOS
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HEAVY HITTERZ – TONIGHT
(Ruffpops & Maverick Visuals)
Heavy Hitterz set the vibes with their 2021 debut, ‘Tonight‘. The pair deliver a golden mix of soul-sampled production and Poly rap with their latest track taken from their upcoming EP, 1820. In the Ruffpops and Maverick Visuals music video, Young Mase and Bigg Nuxx trade verses across grainy VHS and smooth high def shots of the duo and their crew, including one of Aus’ best, Lisi.
CG FEZ – TRAGEDY FT. MAZ
(Directed by Josh Lee)
CG Fez stays in his melodic bag with his latest offering ‘Tragedy’ featuring Maz. The Western Sydney artist debuted on the scene last year weaving intricate wordplay and powerful storytelling in his two-part ‘Take’ series. Upholding his sharp pen game, Fez has ventured into a more melodic lane in recent works but ‘Tragedy’ takes this development to new heights. Joining Fez as he reflects through heartfelt lyrics on the come up and the sacrifices he’s made, Maz offers his smooth autotuned bars over Sollyy’s drill/trap production. With compelling Josh Lee-directed visuals of Fez belting the chorus at the beach, ‘Tragedy’ is the ForeverEver signee’s most passionate single to date.
SELASIE – UNNATURAL
(Directed by Sam McIntyre)
22-year-old artist Selasie makes his debut with the dark R&B and pop melody, ‘Unnatural.’ Made during a 5-day session with Melbourne’s GXNXVS last year, his eery keys, 80s synths and cinematic production make way for Selasie’s brooding and genre-defiant vocals. In the VHS-grainy styled music video directed by Sam McIntyre, the Western Sydney artist’s new single provides a vulnerable insight into the angst of an ending relationship that doesn’t feel quite finished. The genre-blending elements of pop, R&B and rap that Selasie laces throughout his ‘Unnatural‘ release, make him a fascinating figure to watch for years to come.
MLBRN – SCORE FT. RYAN KING
Since MLBRN made his return to the scene last year, he’s continued to come with a score to settle and his latest track with Ryan King is no exception. After dropping tracks with The 046 and Phi11a, MLBRN and King outline the Cranbourne code over the reverbed guitar loop and stomping 808’s of ‘Score’. Every time the Burn city artist unleashes a new track, whether it’s a catchy hook or a vicious one-liner, you can hear the fire burning in his belly. In the music video directed by Scorpion, surrounded by the crew, Ryan King matches that energy with his verse and back and forth with MLBRN.
GREESY – RENEGADE OF THE RENAISSANCE
(Visuals by Lahai)
Fresh off the release of his Heaven And Hell EP, Greesy presents visuals to ‘Renegade of the Renaissance’. Never short on new music, the WA emcee has been consistently building his catalogue since 2019. Bringing a new vibe to the old school Australian rap wave, Greesy arms every bar with grit over the rock instrumentation and DJ scratches and edits, similar to early 2010s Bliss N Eso. With visuals by Lahai, Greesy’s punchy delivery makes an anthem out of ‘Renegade of the Renaissance‘, rapping – “Generations after generations being dumbed down with views and medication.”
CHRISTOS – UNFORGETTABLE
(Directed by Henry Phvntom)
Brisbane’s emerging talent Christos drops his new single, ‘Unforgettable‘. Released alongside his music video directed and edited by Henry Phvntom, Christos walks through butterfly edits and bush to deliver his third song of the year. Citing Juice WRLD and Don Toliver as some of his influences, Christos sings his crisp melodies over the track’s subtle guitar and running trap hi-hats and drums produced by Ross Gossage. It’s no denying the melodic wave in Australia led by the likes of Kid LAROI, Youngn Lipz and Day1. Similarly blurring the lines of rap, pop and R&B, Christos’ ‘Unforgettable’ is another catchy and lovestruck offering from the BNE up and comer.
Article by Frank Tremain.