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Watch Clap! Clap!'s Completely Hypnotizing Video For 'Playfulness'

Watch Clap! Clap!'s animated and hand-drawn video for "Playfulness," a song inspired by his newborn baby daughter.


Simple EP cover artwork.

Italian producer and jazz multi-instrumentalist Clap! Clap! (aka Cristiano Crisci) is releasing his latest 6-track EP Simple, a follow-up to 2014's top album of last year choice Tayi Bebba. The producer mentions that his new EP was recorded during his girlfriend's pregnancy and was inspired by "simplicity of creation, and the minimalism of the desert landscapes in Sardinia where we were living." Today we're premiering Clap! Clap!'s new visuals for "Playfulness," a polyrhythmic highlight off the release that aims to represent a child's uncomplicated psyche. "Having a baby daughter, I pass most of the time playing with her and she’s always smiling, she is so full of playfulness in a natural and simple way," he describes. "I tried to represent that kind of playfulness, using cheerful rhythms and using samples that represent to me the simple sense of... happiness." The hypnotizing music video for the single, directed by Loup Blaster, match that notion by pairing colorful, hand-painted drawings of patterns and figures reveling to the beat. Watch the video for "Playfulness" below and grab Clap! Clap!'s Simple EP, out today on Black Acre.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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