NEW AUS VIDS: MRVZ, TEYO TURNER, BINO BLIP
Our weekly picks 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. 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…
WEWANTWRAITHS X AY HUNCHO – TRAPSTAR
Finishing 2022 up as one of Australia’s best, Ay Huncho can’t miss at this point. Producer Sephgothewaves is the king of guitar loops, and he delivers again on ‘Trapstar’ alongside wewantwraiths is no different. The music video depicts the two in a motel, surrounded by women and indulging in what the ‘Trapstar’ lifestyle brings. UK and Australian collaborations are essentially a golden ticket, but this link up is setting the bar high.
TEYO TURNER – YOU FRONTIN
Bursting onto the scene out of Naarm / Melbourne is the formidable Teyo Turner. Full of confidence and charisma she arrives with a clean Zacobro visual for new single ‘You Frontin’; a catchy UK-infused cut sure to have the ladies turnin’ up. There’s aspects of Enny‘s anthemic ‘Peng Black Girls’ in the casual yet assured delivery while posse shots around a sleek Lamborghini and plenty of after-effects will have you locked into the clip. Stay tuned for more.
BINO BLIP – SCRAM
From the very first second, this new drop from BINO BLIP demands your attention. Indie-rock like sonics with shrieking vocals and vibrant guitar, it sounds somewhere between Bloc Party, Gorillaz and Genesis Owusu. ‘Scram’ is a fresh twist on the narrative of Eora/Sydney’s streets; while the subject matter is the same as many drillers from the city, the approach is remarkably different, blending genres and presenting it via dark visuals inspired by the Saw-franchise. There’s something cool happening here.
MRVZ – JEWELLERY
MRVZ shares visuals to the ‘JEWELLERY’ interlude of his 2022 project Savage Poet. Following ‘TRIALS‘ last year, the Blacktown-based artist released a two-sided project including 12 new tracks. He reflects on his come-up and flexes his clean melodies over the dreamy piano keys and trap drums produced by MKAYY. Shot and edited by fellow artist Elijah Yo, the sincere accompanying music video shows his area through the day and night. MRVZ has been at it for a minute and remains one of the more under-appreciated artists from Western Sydney.
ADAM RICCI – DANCING IN THE RAIN
Boorloo/Perth’s Adam Ricci is one of the best artists in the country. Melodically, he’s in an extremely small elite category, and ‘Dancing In The Rain’ proves it. It seems effortless. Co-produced by Jarrod Jeremiah, His newest track is a Valentines Day special, with its music video directed by Joel Baker and starring himself in A meta-verse simulation. It’s reminiscent of a Black Mirror episode called ‘Striking Vipers’ staring Anthony Mackie, who slips a similar chip onto the side of his head and enters an alternate reality. After some strong releases last year like ‘My Type‘, ‘Dancing In The Rain’ kicks off his 2023.
UCCISMOOD – WYD
Meanjin/Brisbane’s UccisMood has been moving the needle for a while now and ‘WYD’ once again impressively showcases his unique melodies and flows. Memorable lyrics like “They didn’t expect it, they probably expected some drill” hit hard, and is extremely relevant to the current Australian landscape. The TFLame beat is dark and slightly eerie, but offers a sense of energy and anticipation behind it. ‘WYD’ is accompanied with his first set of visuals, an equally dark music video directed by Joshua Ratahi.