Video: Chester Watson – “Phantom”

 

Um. We love this kid. Thanks to Fresh Selects for putting us on to the mysterious youngin’ that is Chester Watson. The low key chiming beat provides a perfect landscape for Chester’s effortless flow, which seems to just blend into itself, massaging into your brain over and over.

The song is from a mixtape called Phantom that Chester released at age 15.

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Video: Jamie Lidell – “why_ya_why”

 

Been a while since we’ve heard from Jamie Lidell. In prep for his upcoming self-titled album, he’s released a couple tracks. The first track was “What A Shame,” a dense industrial sounding track you can find below. We, however, are partial to this new track he’s just dropped called “why_ya_why,” complete with quirky glowy animated visuals. While still somewhat dense and gritty with the production, this tune has got a more swingy soul vibe and reminds us a bit of Omar Lyefook at times – all good by us! Loving the attitude Jamie is bringing here.

Jamie Lidell will drop on February 19.

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Video: Solange & Oliver xx – “Make It Hot” (Nicole Wray Cover)

 

On her recent tour stop in London at XOYO, Solange takes us way back and brings Oliver xx from the famed The xx along for the ride. 90s R&B had so many gems that certain ones somehow sadly seem to get lost, and such we thank Solange for her service in bringing Nicole Wray’s “Make It Hot” back into the forefront of our minds and hearts.

We’re gonna be dipping and weaving to the song all weekend now. Aye!

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Video: SBTRKT – “Trials of the Past” (NSFW)

 

In this new video for “Trials of the Past” by SBTRKT, the visual adaptation has certainly taken a life of its own. This gory video kicks up the ante of a haircut gone wrong several-fold. A young woman is spliced apart and given an eerie new identity. This will surely have folks wheels spinning for awhile – the ish is disturbingly difficult to turn away from!

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Video: Laura Mvula – “Green Garden”

 

British singer Laura Mvula has released a splendid new video for her song “Green Garden.” Teleporting us into another time with her raspy voice, the trance she holds is rather unshakable. Love this glowy fantasy-like video, too!

Below, also catch her video for “She,” another popular tune that has been floating the internets for some time now.

Laura’s debut album, Sing to the Moon, will drop on March 4.

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