Video: Sidewalk Chalk – “There She Goes”

 

Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk premieres the first official music video from their new album, Leaves, today with Okayplayer. Staying consistent with the theme of the track, “There She Goes,” the footage capture their thoughts on mass surveillance and media manipulation. As they told Okayplayer:

In “There She Goes,” Rico Sisney (MC) and Maggie Vagle (Vocalist) take on the persona of the NSA and attempt to convince you that it is a good thing that your data is being collected, your photos analyzed and your whereabouts recorded. This is not just because it keeps you “safe,” but because you like it better this way.

The new video builds on this theme and further examines the idea of being trapped by media and fed lies. When a young woman is kidnapped, she has to tear herself away from the screen and see beyond the message that she is “trapped” in order to find her way out. In the end it is simple, but when one mind is freed another is always in tow.

Video: Route 94- “My Love” feat. Jess Glynne

 

Since having recently emerged through the scene with a clutch of sub-heavy house tracks, elusive UK producer Route 94 will be releasing his huge hit “My Love” featuring Jess Glynne in the United States on April 8th through a new single deal with 4th and B’way/Island Def Jam.

Drawing influences from across the globe, “My Love” is a gauzy glow of US deep house and powerful bass weight that’s currently inflecting the London club scene and making its way across the pond.

Video: A K U A – “One’s Company”

 

After releasing her debut EP last June, Montreal’s A K U A is back with a video to the title track, “One’s Company,” courtesy of Noisey. From the embalming room and chapel at Harlem’s Owens Funeral Home, she hops in a hearse cruising down Malcolm X Boulevard making her way to a cemetery in Queens.

After opening for Solange in Montreal around release, A K U A earned the spot as a back-up singer for her. She was soon on the road making her debut appearance with Solange at Pitchfork Music Festival and hitting cities across multiple continents.

If you are heading to Austin for SXSW, be sure to check out her performance on Thursday, March 13th at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop [8:00pm, presented by M for Montreal].

Video: OBaH – “NY is on some shhh”

 

New York DJ/Producer OBaH announces the release date of his upcoming debut EP, Cross Fade, with the premiere of the first single and its video, “NY is on some shhh,” on Vibe.com today. Dropping March 7th, the project includes three new tracks- two originals and one remix.

Hit the dance floor with OBaH in the DJ booth every Monday and Tuesday from 6-11pm at The Top of The Standard, the penthouse lounge at The Standard, Highline in New York City. On March 13th, he joins Rich Medina’s monthly NYC party, Little Ricky’s Rib Shack, at Louie & Chan for his official EP release party.

Video: Charlie Coffeen with Angéle Anise and Tyler Berg – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Kendrick Lamar Cover)

 

Sidewalk Chalk‘s Charlie Coffeen dropped an in-studio video for a cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” The track, from the Grammy nominated album Good Kid M.A.A.D City, features vocals by Angéle Anise and drums by fellow Sidewalk Chalk member Tyler Berg.

“I’ve been wearing Kendrick’s album out since it dropped, and I had an idea to do a version of this song while I was on the road for some shows last month,” Coffeen says. “Angéle is one of my favorite vocalists, and Tyler and I play together all the time. This line-up seemed like the right fit to do something special with this song, so we got together for a few hours at I.V. Lab in Chicago with some friends around to shoot the performance and ended up with this.”

Sidewalk Chalk is releasing its sophomore album, Leaves, on February 25th before touring across the US. Initial dates include Chicago at the Double Door (2/21), DROM in New York (2/22), and Hotel Cafe in LA (3/28).