Santigold »Disparate Youth« video.

posted on March 2nd, 2012 by in Video of the Week

Santigold‘s first hits dropped back in 2008 and I remember when I met up with GABE in New York City back then after he had finished working on his diploma thesis in Kingston, that her Myspace profile was our number one source for music in the fucked-up Brooklyn couch-surfing apartment that we stayed in.

Now, Santi is about to release her second album. The video for the first single, »Disparate Youth«, was shot in Portland, Jamaica and directed by Sam FleischnerWah Do Dem«).

Visually, »Disparate Youth« is on some epic, Duran Duran »Rio« meets Lord of the Flies shit, a Golden Era of MTV-level, vague/weird story-driven video sure to stand out amidst today’s budget YouTube visuals. Follow our heroine as she journeys through the Jamaican wilds by motorbike and motorboat, happening on a grand plantation house and a facepainted-up tribe of duppy pickneys. Enjoy!
- via LargeUp

Great shit.

Busy Signal »Rural Guns« Video.

posted on February 29th, 2012 by in Video of the Week

Thugs all over the island, guns them stack and pile man!
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Rahzel, The Roots and Shaggy inna Dancehall style.

posted on December 27th, 2011 by in Video of the Week

Our friend’s over at Large Up just published the first out of three videos from this year’s Okayplayer Holiday Jam at Brooklyn Bowl, New York:

Rahzel sets things up with a beatbox version of the Bam Bam riddim, leading the audience in a singalong of »Murder She Wrote,« before bringing a dapper, cocktail-toting Shaggy out for a siiickkk combination on the Stalag riddim.

Eventually the Roots, starting with Questlove on drums, join in as the Godfather of Noyze and Mr. Lover Lover lead a chant-a-long, mixing vibes from »Buddy Bye« and »Dust Out a Sound Bwoy«.

Nuff said. Looks like a legendary night indeed – large up DJ Gravy and crew! Cyan wait to see the other two recordings.

Major Lazer »Orginal Don« video.

posted on December 11th, 2011 by in Video of the Week

Cham »Wine« (official video).

posted on December 6th, 2011 by in Video of the Week

- via Boomshots