NEW AUS VIDS: LARISSA LAMBERT, 1300, MAINA DOE
Picked from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting 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…
1300 – CARDIO!
(Directed by Raghav Rampal)
If you’re looking for extra motivation today, 1300 will get you running marathons with their new trap single ‘Cardio’. Marking their first release since debut mixtape Foreign Language, the Korean-Australian crew make their return on production by Western Sydney’s SOLLYY. Paired with visuals directed by frequent collaborator Raghav Rampal from VIDEOHEAD, the music video distorts their faces into AI generated nightmares capturing them up close and running. Since their debut in 2021, the five-piece group – comprised of producers Nerdie and Pokari Sweat, and vocalists Rako, Goyo and Dali Hart – have been serenading the scene with their high-intensity style and dexterous, bilingual bars.
MAINA DOE – PRIMAL DESIGN
(Directed by Nicholas Isaksson)
Maina Doe makes her long-awaited return to the limelight with a lush new R&B single ‘Primal Design’. Written in the Blue Mountains, the Sydney singer-songwriter delivers her heavenly neo-soul and R&B vocals over the warm production by Finbar Stuart. The music video directed by Nicholas Isaksson captures intimate moments between lovers in grainy B&W visuals. Following her feature on BLESSED’s ‘TROUBLE’ earlier this year, ‘Primal Design’ marks Maina’s first solo release since her 2019 debut ‘Delusion’. A restart of sorts for the Indonesian-born artist and one that’s welcomed with open arms.
ZPLUTO – PAPER CHASE FT. 26AR
(Directed by The SESH)
Sydney-based artist ZPLUTO links with Brooklyn drill rapper 26AR on his new single ‘Paper Chase’. The dynamic trap track is produced by Theskybeats and proceeds from his last tracks ‘Berzerk’ and ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ from earlier this year. Speaking on the release, he says “’Paper Chase’ is about not letting the doubts of others cloud your vision or process.” Directed by The SESH, the music video was shot in 3 days of filming and captures ZPLUTO and Def Jam signee 26AR in heavily edited, shaky and hallucinatory visuals. ‘Paper Chase’ is the first collaborative release for the NZ-born rapper’s standout year and a strong addition to his discography of alternative hip-hop, trap and rock influenced sonics.
LARISSA LAMBERT – GOOD TIME
(Directed by Bronson Moyle)
Larissa Lambert shares her latest R&B and electronic track ‘Good Time’. The Ballarat-born singer delivers her ethereal vocals over the slowly strung guitar, grappling with heartbreak over production by her go-to collaborator Open Till L8. ‘Good Time’ marks her fourth release this year following ‘Pearl’, and collaborations alongside Pacific Heights, Stan Walker and Sahxl. The accompanying music video, directed and produced by Bronson Moyle, places the R&B and soul artist by the water as she reflects on broken love and unreciprocated affection. Signing to New Levels in 2020, Larissa has released more consistently than ever this year with all ears eagerly awaiting a debut project.
BIG SKEEZ – WORK DON’T STOP
(Filmed & edited by Murli Dhir)
Big Skeez shares a laidback hustlers anthem in his latest Afrobeats release ‘Work Don’t Stop’. Produced by Arieenati, OG Sterling and Swick, the confident and infectious track follows the Western Sydney artist’s last solo single ‘Bang’ released earlier in the year. ‘Work Don’t Stop’ is accompanied with a visualiser filmed and edited by Murli Dhir. Big Skeez has been supporting Allday on his Early Christmas Present Tour for the last month, with shows left in Darwin, Albury and Canberra. The NLV Records signee will enter 2023 as one of the leading voices in Australia’s Afrobeats scene.
LISI – MAKE IT OUT
(Directed by Carlin Leota & Moonboy Studios)
Castille Records leading artist Lisi drops his first solo release of 2022 with ‘Make It Out’. Produced by Willstah, with mixing and mastering by Brandon Jonak, the funk-infused single is an uplifting Polynesian anthem of overcoming adversity. Off the back of an incredible feature run alongside labelmate Nokz, HP Onit, Illy and more, his last offering on Victor J Sefo’s ‘685 (Remix)’ with Mwayz similarly pays homage to his Samoan heritage. Directed by Carlin Leota and Moonboy Studios, the music video takes the Goodna-raised rapper back to his homeland of Samoa.