NEW AUS VIDS: REST FOR THE WICKED, AND BEYOND, GOLDFANG
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…
ADRIAN DZVUKE – NOBODY ELSE FT. BECKAH AMANI
(film by cowboymode)
Following his string of infectiously catchy collabs with Naarm / Melbourne R&B talent Lakshane, and Boorloo / Perth artist Jewel Owusu and CHISEKO, 2022 WAM award-winning artist Adrian Dzvuke kicks off his 2023 with ‘Nobody Else’. Super smooth as always in an Afro-pop lane he is quickly calling his own, Adrian calls on Beckah Amani for the assist on this groovy Kaytranada-like cut. Arriving with a fresh visualiser, we’re anticipating an EP release slated for later this year.
GOLD FANG – MI NUH LIKE
Keep it 100. There’s not many artists in Aus as cool as Eora / Sydney heavyhitter Gold Fang. Shot in a crisp black and white visual capturing his trademark swagger, the music video premiered on none other than UK cultural hotspot GRM Daily. The new single ‘Mi Nuh Like blends elements of rap and reggae in a Nas / Damien Marley-like manner. Off the back of an incredible 2022, Fang’s debut mixtape SMOOVE KILLA is set to release March 24 via NLV Records.
AND BEYOND – DUNGEONS FT. COMPLETE
(Joel Baker Films)
The rapper/producer pairing And Beyond begin the new year with ‘Dungeons’ featuring Complete. Made up of Insane the Prince and producer ZYTGYST, the Perth duo follow up the previous track ‘Red Lights’ with another teaser to their debut EP Gems of the Antilles, set for release later this year. Shot by Joel Baker and edited by ZYTGYST, the music video sees them and their puppet counterparts filling a theatre for Complete’s performance. ‘Dungeons’ is an eerie offering perfectly befitted for ITP’s sharply-delivered and dark lyricism, as well as Complete’s first appearance in 2023.
MUKA VHATTI – BANNED
Perth artist Muka Vhatti channels the rage for his latest release ‘BANNED’. For fans of Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti, he unveils a new sound over the razor sharp synths and trap production by Michel Salvia. Made almost a year ago, the accompanying music video is directed by fellow 6k creative c4leb400. The ‘BANNED’ visuals swap between coloured and B&W with VFX completing the track’s aesthetic. Compared to more mellow releases like last year’s ‘Stoner’ and ‘Toxic’, the hyped-up single ‘BANNED’ catapults Muka Vhatti into 2023 with never before seen energy.
REST FOR THE WICKED – FADE AWAY
(Rest For The Wicked)
Melbourne’s own, Rest For The Wicked, are easily one of the most unique acts coming out of Australia. They’re successfully re-creating the sound of the late 00’s with their rock/rap blend, similar to early Mac Miller with ‘Fade Away’ being another vibrant addition. The visuals are consistent in theme and aesthetic, starring its two members, Ivan Ooze and Tasker, in a close up throughout. Coming off a successful Beyond The Valley performance, 2023 is looking up for the largely self-sufficient group.
SHADOW – DECENCY
Shadow has been doing his thing for a minute, with ‘Decency’ being his latest drop since his Black Out EP last year. For fans of Denzel Curry and Mike Dimes, Shadow is the Perth cut-out. On his new release, he shouts out his affiliates at 333 Visions and provides fans with another energetic performance over bouncy production by Beat Demons. The visuals, shot by Leif Logie, showcase the 6k and show snippets of Shadow and his friends throughout. It’s an underdog story, showcasing the come up, and where he is now, without forgetting any of his roots.