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Okayfuture Video: SBTRKT “Hold On” ft. Sampha

We spotted adopted Okayafro-futurist producer SBTRKT's latest clip over at our main channel:


The future is here and the future is Okay with us. Translation: SBTRKT premiered the new video for his song “Hold On”–the cold stares and icy chimes of which are softened quite a bit by the falsetto of regular collaborator Sampha–on MTV Hive [yesterday]. The video by director Sam Pilling is a nice analog of the song’s emotion, trapping an unnamed protagonist in a sort of Ground Hog Day meets No Exit time-loop, endlessly replaying the same moment of quiet loss with the subtlest of variations. Alain Robbe-Grillet, hold your head.

Watch the clip above and read our in-depth interview with A Hidden Place, the man behind SBTRKT's ritualistic masks.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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