NEW AUS VIDS: OSHUA, JORDANE, ZION GARCIA

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Our weekly picks from the New Hip-Hop Videos From Aus playlist; as always, highlighting the latest and best music 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 music video are you into this week? Slam the comments with who we missed…

OSHUA – EVA 02
(c4leb400)

Oshua shares visuals to ‘eva 02’ from his latest EP Float Music 1. Produced by Dynox, HARZ, CAYMUS and OAK, the April-released single is based on and inspired by the anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion. Along with Naarm/Melbourne star Lithe, the Boorloo/Perth-based artist is at the forefront of Australia’s cloudy SoundCloud rap scene. Directed by C4leb400, the black and white visualiser sees a shadowy Oshua performing the track in various desolate locations. Following last year’s debut project Everything Can Levitate, Oshua continues to cement himself as one to watch with previous singles ‘Floodgate’, ‘Rare Blues’ and now, Float Music 1.

ZION GARCIA – HIVA
(Jacinthe Lau)

Zion Garcia drops visuals for the deeply personal ‘HIVA’. The Sydney artist has spent the last few years establishing his name as a multi-faceted artist with a talent for rapping, production and filmmaking. On the sweet guitar loop of ‘HIVA’, Garcia explores how his family’s experiences have shaped him, trying to love a culture that was demonised in his parents while fracturing his relationship with it. Directed by Jacinthe Lau, the music video shots Garcia in a candid warm light, surrounded by the things most important to him – family, friends and reminders of his culture. With the release of the new visuals, Zion Garcia officially closes the chapter on his self-titled era.

JORDANE – WITHOUT CONDITION
(Rose Urmise, Jordane Jeremiah & Iesha Palelei)

Perth-raised singer and songwriter Jordane delivers ‘Without Condition’, her solemn first single of 2024. Jordane achieved her biggest release year in 2023, with offerings like ‘2000MILES’ and ‘Is It Wrong?’ solidifying her spot as one of soul and R&B’s rising Australian talents. Produced by SwimGood, ‘Without Condition’ finds her ruminating on feelings of loneliness and longing. The music video adds to the new track’s contemplative aesthetic with sunsetting beach shots before the closing credits read “No other way, I want it to be.” Kicking her career off in 2021, every release builds more excitement around the South Asian Australian artist.

AZTEC FLOW – WISH YOU ME FT. LIL SPACELY
(Aztec Flow)

Aztec Flow unleashes new single ‘Wish You Me’ featuring Lil Spacely. Since his 2021 debut, the Sydney-based artist has established himself throughout the scene as a top-notch spitter, producer, director and more. Over hard-hitting self-production with booming bass and a haunting melodic sample,  Aztec spits a powerful verse with gun bars galore before Spacely contributes a dope feature verse. Directed by Aztec himself, the video has him and Spacely rapping in abandoned buildings dressed in all black, adding to the aggressive feel of the track. ‘Wish You Me’ is a dope slice of aggressive rap with the perfect sound and feel to get you hyped. 

ROPS1 – FROM THE BOTTOM
(Estevan)

Rops1 returns with the latest release ‘From The Bottom’. The Mac Fields rapper has been one of Sydney’s underground favourites, garnering massive support for his gritty, hard-hitting brand of rap that leaves no doubt about the authenticity of his rhymes. Produced by Sefru, the instrumental is a classic drill beat with an atmospheric sample that seemingly blends vocals and a flute, with Rops delivering a relentless flow and plenty of attitude. Directed by Estevan, the video has Rops rapping in the studio, presumably right after finishing the song, adding to the stream of consciousness and spontaneity feel. ‘From The Bottom’ is a dope drill-tinged track that trades in some of the violence for an uplifting story of perseverance.

HOME BREW – 80 DOWN SCENIC
(Luca Macioce & Tak Soropa)

Aotearoa/New Zealand hip-hop OG’s Home Brew cruise by with visuals to ‘80 Down Scenic’. Home Brew has been holding it down in NZ for over a decade – first dropping way back in 2006 – they’ve run with an easy-going style and keen focus on bars. Produced by Haz Beats, ‘80 Down Scenic’ has an intimate but relaxed feeling, with an old-school drum loop and a bunch of smooth samples layered throughout, as Tom Scott weaves a poetic tale of grief and loss and finding ways to move past it. Directed by Luca Macioce and Tak Soropa, the video utilises NZ’s stunning natural landscapes as Scott raps through this scenic drive. ‘80 Down Scenic’ is a groovy, emotionally layered track that carries on some of the best aspects of old-school hip-hop. 

Written by Frank Tremain and Declan Bailey.

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