NEW AUS VIDS: TIMOMATIC, R.EM.EDY, SOLLYY
Collating our favourite adds 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…
MASON DANE – WATER TO WINE FT. BABYFACE MAL
Mason Dane and Babyface Mal turn ‘Water To Wine’ in their first collaboration together. The track is equipped with effortless melodies and raps from the Newcastle artist and Melbourne’s Mal, who both slide over the bouncy production by Smoovemadeit. Off the back of their respective projects (Chasing Home and The Crib Vol. 1 & 2) from earlier in the year, ‘Water To Wine’ continues their dominance in 2022. The music video by FRACTR’D has them dressed in JUDAH‘s latest clothing collection from head to toe for school photos as two of Australia’s freshest freshmen.
SOLLYY – APPLY THE PRESSURE FT. ZION GARCIA
(Rejjie, Ariel & JFA)
All residents of Western Sydney, please stand for your new anthem. Experimental and thumping with swagger, ‘APPLY THE PRESSURE’ is a flawless team-up between producer SOLLYY and rapper Zion Garcia. Directed, shot and edited by Rejje, Ariel and JFA, the exhilarating music video is one of the year’s best. Evoking the club presence of ‘APPLY THE PRESSURE’, it’s partly shot through a fish-eyed lens and flashes between B&W and coloured visuals. SOLLYY is a young OG of the scene, who not only embodies the talented hotspot of Western Sydney but the future of Australian artistry.
R.EM.EDY – TRANSLATE
(Directed by Thomas Molan)
R.em.edy embraces her alter ego Nikki on seductive new single ‘Translate’. The Melbourne-based artist doesn’t mince her words on the MorningMaxwell-produced track, delivering a clear message of assertion in 2000s electronic-pop influenced fashion. Directed by Icarus Projects, she teaches a dominatrix-style lesson with BOY CURSED, Hindley and more in mesmeric attendance, before becoming enveloped in her trademark, fiery red lighting. While R.em.edy’s darker and dominant alter-ego debuted on ‘Love Drunk’ – her last solo entry from earlier this year – ‘Translate’ sees her take full control in her boldest release to date.
TIMOMATIC – LOCATION FT. KOBI SPICE
(Directed by Jon Baxter)
Timomatic releases his sophomore single of 2022 alongside Kobi Spice on ‘Location’. The afro-fusion record finds the Australian R&B icon teaming with the Melbourne-based artist who sings the ethereal hook over Lucianblomkamp’s production. Accompanying the single is a white and effectively minimalistic music video directed by Jaen Collective. On the track, Timomatic says “Kobi and producer Lucianblomklamp approached me in 2019 with the bare bones of the track and I instantly knew it was special.” ‘Location’ proceeds his previous single ‘Real Thing’ with B Wise and marks Kobi’s first appearance this year since her 2021 feature on ‘Hit Em With Bass’ by Jesswar.
JESSB – CAN’T FAKE IT
(Directed by Natasha Duursma)
After stellar performances at BIGSOUND and Listen Out, JessB finally unveils her first solo single of the year with ‘Can’t Fake It’. The Auckland-based artist has been a constant force in the Australia-New Zealand hip-hop scene since her 2017 debut. ‘Can’t Fake It’ arrives after two years of lockdowns, with Jess finally able to reunite with Dutch producer MOW Music who worked on her 2020 mixtape 3 Nights In Amsterdam. Following her recent feature on Sophiya’s anthemic ‘KWEEN ENERGY’, the playful club heater is also accompanied with visuals directed by Natasha Duursma. This one’s getting rinsed all summer.
STEVAN – AUTO
(Directed by Stevan)
Stevan completes a trio of 2022 releases by sharing his latest single ‘AUTO’. Earlier this year, the Wollongong artist signed to The Rubens‘ and their managers’ newly-established label Purple Phase. Following ‘Crash’, the self-produced track is a confident showcase of the indie influence in his harmonies and instrumentation. Shot/edited by Christopher Kidall Park, the accompanying visuals follow him through a fish-eye lens with yellow subtitles to further enhance the song’s catchiness. There’s something equally nostalgic and refreshing about the 21-year-old’s DIY talents.