Video: Jesse Boykins III – “Zoner”


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Jesse Boykins III kicks up the sensuality a couple notches (if that’s even possible) in his new video for “Zoner.” A song of masked selves and carefully calculated detachment, Jesse fears his love will “catch” him being himself and reject him.

The softly sung tune is complemented with its same moody dreaminess in visual form; glimpses of skin and forlorn expressions amidst dim blue lights and “double exposure” haze whirl the viewer into his or her own wistful flurry.

Get the track on Jesse’s Way Of A Wayfarer project available for free download below!

Jesse Boykins III – Way Of A Wayfarer [Download]

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GPWW: 01/06/12 Words & Music with Bad Bad Not Good, Jesse Boykins III, and Miles Cleret + Bumps for 2012

Gilles Peterson sets the New Year on fire with his most recent Worldwide Show. Starting off the show, Gilles speaks to the live jazz/hip hop trio Bad Bad Not Good, and finds out more about Soundway Records who are celebrating their 10th birthday this year. He also goes in depth with singer Jesse Boykins III, who talks about his plans to work with Sinden, Gold Panda, Machinedrum and Hudson Mohawke this year. Finally, in his Bumps for 2012 mix Gilles showcases his selection of next generation beat-makers that are causing a stir in the underground.

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Check out Gilles’ most recent shows:
GPWW: 12/29/11 Box of Delights
GPWW: 12/22/11 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Finn Peters
GPWW: 12/15/11 Box of Delights

Video: Jesse Boykins III – “Light To Dark”


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In August, we had the pleasure of sharing Jesse Boykins III’s all too lovable “Back Home” video. Most recently, Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette and Jesse’s wildly creative camp of comrades has churned out a raw video for “Light To Dark.” Actually a style blogger and sartorialist of sorts, the plan for Josh to direct Jesse’s video started out as a joke. We gotta say, dude captured the mood quite fully. Props to both dudes.

In case you missed it the first time, enjoy the Gold Panda produced EP for free.

Jesse Boykins III – Way Of A Wayfarer [Download]

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Video: Afta-1 – “HeyeLAND” ft. Nikko Gray


So, uh – guys. We’ve been super duper holding out on y’all. There’s this secret invite only party we’ve been going to for a few months in Jersey (yeah, Jersey) that is all kinds of amazing. Basically, a talented photographer/videographer by the name of Tone (that many New York heads may be familiar with) started a live music series at his loft featuring upcoming talent called Live At The Loft.

For those unable to snag an invite, we’re going to start sharing some of our favorite videos with you. You’ll definitely want to check out the Live At The Loft site for previous performances, which include Chico Mann, Muhsinah, Jesse Boykins III, Full Crate and Mar, Cubic Zirconia, Melo X, and Fresh Daily. Yep. Thank us later.

Without further ado, here’s one of our favorite recent performances featuring Los Angeles’ Afta-1. The gorgeous video perfectly captured the mellow mood and just dropped last night! This is taking us back and making us relive the sexiness in a whole new way. Very much awesome.

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Video: Jesse Boykins III – “Back Home”


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In preparing this post, we may have already played this back about twelve times. Addicted much? “Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)” is most certainly our favorite track from Jesse Boykins III’s new Way of a Wayfarer EP. Coupling Jesse’s ever-dreamy vocals with Gold Panda’s spellbinding cinematic production, makes for an ecstatic paralysis lost in wonder. We need to see this on a soundtrack, now; the scene: an earnest search with imminent victory.

Comparing this video to Jesse’s role plays in his previous narrations, we appreciate the singer’s stripped down personal documentary approach to this video – even the sexy soul man is a goof like us. We love it.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of downloading the free EP – produced almost entirely by Gold Panda with “Zoner” by Jesse himself – get to business, homies.

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