NEW AUS VIDS: KAHUXK, R.EM.EDY, DALLAS WOODS

The first week of New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus 2022 has arrived; 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’s a half dozen of our weekly favourites but there are hundreds to watch in our Youtube playlist! Which video are you feeling this week? Slam the comments with who we should be featuring this year…

KOTA – AUSSIE RAVER
(Lahai Creative)

Kota marries UK garage and Perth-proud lyricism in his latest single ‘Aussie Raver’. Produced by Kabu, the 6k artist returns with a similar sound to his 2021-released ‘Perth Vibe’, taking elements of EDM, UK garage, and rap to craft a dancefloor-ready heater. Filmed by LAHAI Creative and directed, mixed, and mastered by Kota himself, the music video captures the emcee in fluro lights and smoky club shots. This bouncy and hybrid sound has quickly become synonymous with Kota, complimenting his fast-paced delivery and the high energy he demands. With unrestricted dancing and undeniably great music, ‘Aussie Raver’ is hopefully a sign of what’s to come in 2022.

BABYFACE MAL – SMOG
(Directed by Nick Rae)

Babyface Mal blesses 2022 with The Crib, Vol. 1, an early three-piece EP arriving right on time for what will likely be his biggest year yet. Melbourne’s nonchalant Don delivers his signature flow over the slow piano melodies of ‘Smog’. Directed by Nick Rae, the VHS-grainy music video changes scenes from the studio to the stage with bouncing lowriders backdropping the 66 Records signee. While it’s only been two years since his debut project, there’s a resounding new buzz permeating around his name. The other two singles from the EP include ‘Island’ and ‘Click Click Click’ featuring fellow Melbourne talent, BBG Smokey.

R.EM.EDY – QUESTIONS
(Directed by Rachael Vowles)

R.em.edy and Balaram combine their efforts for ‘Questions’, another dreamy and heartfelt offering from the young creative. Solidifying herself as one of the hottest up-and-comers last year, the Melbourne singer has maintained the momentum for her early entry into 2022. Co-produced by Balaram, ‘Questions’ finds the alt-R&B artist singing divine melodies about toxic relationships and false accusations. In her past two releases, she found herself longing for love in ‘613’ and finding intimacy on the sultry single ‘Hurry Up’. Now with ‘Questions’, accompanied with a music video from Tom Molan and Rachael Vowles, R.em.edy stands – or rather, lays –  proudly independent and as frank as always in her relatable lyricism.

KAHUKX – DUE TIME
(Directed by Slippn)

Sydney-based newcomer Kahukx takes the cake for 2022’s first new discovery with his debut single, ‘Due Time’. Produced by ME13 Beats, the track samples Billie Eilish and Khalid’s ‘Lovely’, flipping Eilish’s somber vocals into another catchy drill beat. In the crisp music video by Slippn and Joonhwy, Kahukx describes conversations he’s had with women over the years and details the ups and downs of past experiences. In a sea of melodic talent rapping over drill instrumentals, Kahukx’s poised persona stands out with plenty of potential. The new year looks bright for the upcoming artist and ‘Due Time’ should be reason enough to add Kahukx to your radar.

S.A.B – CAPTAIN COOK BRIDGE
(Directed by Que Film Collective & S.A.B)

Brisbane’s S.A.B unleashes a fury of bars on Australia’s colonial past in his new anthem. Over the roaring electric guitar and snapping trap production, the South African-born artist boasts a cutthroat delivery in his 2022 debut. ‘Captain Cook Bridge’ offers a fiery barrage from S.A.B before a vocal breakdown from Coco and an electric guitar solo from Tom close the song out. The music video is shot by Que Film Collective and provides the single with a snapshot into Sabby’s experiences and “subsequent angst towards the physical and figurative representations of Australia.” Following on from his 2020 track ‘T’Challa’, ‘Captain Cook Bridge’ showcases S.A.B’s strong social commentary and powerful lyricism.

DALLAS WOODS – GRIME
(76M Films)

Dallas Woods makes his return and pays homage to the UK scene in his uncontrollable new single, ‘Grime’. Produced by Jerome Farah, the latest offering is the first taste from the WA artist’s upcoming debut project, Julie’s Boy, set for release on March 11. Despite venturing outside of his usual wheelhouse, Woods’ boisterous mic presence and ‘no-punches pulled’ lyricism hardly seems out of their comfort zone. Directed by Johnny Yao, the music video provides tongue-in-cheek visuals as Dallas competes in a championship MMA bout, basing his character on fighters like Tai Tuivasa and Chuck Lidell. The debut LP from Dallas Woods will span across eight tracks and include two vocal features from Melbourne’s Jordan Dennis.

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Frank Tremain

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