Venezuelan vocalist Danny Ocean links with Skrillex for soca-inspired “Epa Wei”

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Venezuelan vocalist Danny Ocean links with Skrillex for soca-inspired “Epa Wei”Skrille From First To Last

Venezuelan singer, Danny Ocean, releases a new music video for his single “Epa Wei.” The viewer is immediately introduced to three-screens and warm synths; Ocean’s vocals and a sharp Purpose-reminiscent production effort from Skrillex do the rest. With a variety of characters and scenes the video creates an expressive narrative that accents the new tune perfectly. Ocean’s catchy vocal melody is guided by Skrillex’s poppy soca rhythms, capped with a singalong-ready slang hook.

The song came together when Ocean received a surprise call Skrillex, and in a snap the pair found themselves in the studio tampering with fresh latin pop sounds, eventually merging styles on “Epa Wei’s” fluid, hip-swinging vibe. Combatting the bleak political and economic landscape of Venezuela, the positivity in this music video shows a bright side to a vibrant culture that has undeniable international appeal.

 

Willow Smith stars in ZHU and Tame Impala’s ‘My Life’ video — released alongside remix pack

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Willow Smith stars in ZHU and Tame Impala’s ‘My Life’ video — released alongside remix packZhu Tame Impala Remies

Earlier this year, ZHU and Tame Impala released “My Life,” one of the most anticipated and acclaimed collaborations of 2018. Looking to add even more intrigue to the psychedelic track, the artists have now released a stunning music video featuring none other than Willow Smith.

The video begins with Smith at the scene of a fatal car accident before flashing back to the story of her relationship with the victim. A picturesque tale of two romances unfolds, leading the timeline back to just moments before the crash.

The emotional video comes at the same time as an seven-track remix album for the heartfelt song, featuring Kyle Watson‘s dark house take on the collaboration. Artists like Just A Gent and KRANE each give the song an energetic electronic flair with their remixes, while Klangstof brings a subtle indie vibe into the mix. With a slew of remixes and a powerful video, this new-classic will have some serious staying power for years to come.

[WATCH] DallasK releases psychedelic new video for single ‘Recover’

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[WATCH] DallasK releases psychedelic new video for single ‘Recover’Dallask

Things get weird at a Carnival in DallasK‘s latest music video for single “Recover.” The track is a part of his forthcoming EP, which will span a variety of genres. Each track will be connected by the fact that the producer is the vocalist on the song. DallasK spoke to DA about the new video, describing how the carnival concept was a total accident.

“The Recover video came together completely by accident when we stumbled on an empty carnival and I think it completely matches the almost spooky yet energetic vibe of the song. I’m so excited for you all to see it” — DallasK

Camera shots pan in on DallasK with psychedelic carnival scenes in the background giving the viewer a million things to look at. Meanwhile, the video uses the producer himself as the steadying visual force throughout.

First Look: Instupendo debuts visual accompaniment for latest EP, ‘Faces I Know’

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First Look: Instupendo debuts visual accompaniment for latest EP, ‘Faces I Know’Instupendo Bksteel RalphNardell

After the release of his sophomore EP in April 2018, Philadelphia-based producer Instupendo now released an accompanying visual accompaniment. The EP’s four tracks each received their own distinct video, filmed and directed by the group Altabrea, who previously worked with the artist for the video to his single “Homme” and produced visuals for his performance at Brooklyn Steel in support of Rostam.

The visuals match well with Instupendo’s dreamy, mellifluous style, with montages that evoke the optimism and melancholy, the youthful possibilities with the nostalgia that are readily apparent in the EP.

On working with Altabrea again, Instupendo said, “James Ronkko and Alice Agrusa are two of my favorite film-makers. They’re lovely people to work with and I appreciate and trust their aesthetic. I was excited to see how they’d interpret the EP.”

The visual for Faces I Know‘s second track, “Sunny,” is available above, with the entire visuals, hosted by Majestic Casual, available below.

Photo Credit: Ralph Nardell

Boston Bun releases hilarious music video for ‘Spread Love (Paddington)’

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Boston Bun releases hilarious music video for ‘Spread Love (Paddington)’Boston Bun Press Pic Da

French-born and London-based DJ/producer, Boston Bun, released the music video for his sweeping new house track, “Spread Love (Paddington)” featuring fellow Ed Banger affiliate DVNO, and it is, in a word — hilarious.

The tune’s new visual narrative begins with our protagonist mourning the loss of his beloved feline friend. To alleviate his pain, he seeks new companionship in an otter. That’s right…a sea otter who can sing the infectious high note accents that made this song such an inescapable earworm. And who doesn’t love an otter? The slick little fella helps his new buddy secure bags, make new friends, and even dominate the record charts — you know, as otters typically do. However, all good things must come to an end as the otter’s good will eventually runs out.

“Spread Love (Paddington)” is a deep house track perfect for the summer and with a perfectly memorable video to boot, expect this one to be on repeat all season long.

Diplo & Mark Ronson share groovy new Silk City music video for ‘Only Can Get Better’

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Diplo & Mark Ronson share groovy new Silk City music video for ‘Only Can Get Better’Diplo Mark Ronson Silk City

Diplo and Mark Ronson have delivered the first official music video for their new collaborative project, Silk City.

Considering the careers of the two were largely birthed on the dance floor and in dapper dance clubs, “Only Can Get Better” was a logical homage to kick off the new disco-driven project, and its new video installment is a dazzling celebration of the nitty gritty energies of the indelible Big Apple.

Recently, Diplo spoke on Instagram about the future of Silk City, stating, “We will start moving lots of music forward this summer.”

So far, this is the first track from the duo, though it’s hard to imagine that their greatness truly can only get better from hereon out.

Photo Credit: Nick Walker

Marshmello meets Disney’s favorite ducks in new video for ‘Fly’

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Marshmello meets Disney's favorite ducks in new video for 'Fly'

Following the release of his well-received sophomore album Joytime II, DJ/producer Marshmello fittingly linked up with Disney in a brand new music video for his hit single “Fly.”

The video— which debuted June 23 on Disney Channel during a showing of The Incredibles — is a brief revival of the classic animated series DuckTales, featuring fan favorites Donald Duck, Scrooge Mcduck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby up to their usual antics.

The part animated-part live action clip takes the gang crashing into an unknown planet in deep space where they encounter an interesting alien life-form…who can DJ?

Kanye, Drake, Bieber, and more appear in Tchami and Malaa’s ‘Kurupt’ video

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RL Grime’s new video for ‘I Wanna Know’ celebrates female empowerment

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ZHU releases doleful, downtempo music video for ‘Still Want U’

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ZHU is never one to shy away from the darker side of music, and the LA maestro’s new music video wholly capitalizes on his moody, bleak aesthetic. Now the producer released a video accompaniment for “Still Want U” with Karnaval Blues, off his new album, Ringos Desert Pt. 1, which landed in April.

The video, co-directed by Yero Brown and Steven Zhu, displays a dark doleful aesthetic that has all the visual elements of a neo noir film, with menacing themes, key lighting, and clean stage designs that perfectly match the mood of the track.