Video

Watch Shabazz Palaces' Abstract 'Motion Sickness' Video

Seattle/Zimbabwe hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces share the video for the song "Motion Sickness" off their latest LP, 'Lese Majesty.'


More like a complex Lynchian short film than a traditional music video, the visual accompaniment to Shabazz Palaces' "Motion Sickness" off their recent Lese Majesty LP probes more questions the more you watch it. After repeated viewings, the clip for the mellow-yet-engaging track by the Seattle/Zimbabwe genre-torching duo emerges as an intricate, Mulholland Drive-like portrait of a mother & reality TV actress' buried pain, drug abuse, delusion, and ultimate reckoning. The poignant TEAN-directed video, which features a leading actress capable of expressing a web of emotions in just one look, complements the underlying darkness of the song and adds to Shabazz Palaces' catalogue of abstract videos. Watch the clip for "Motion Sickness" below, Lese Majesty is out now via Sub Pop.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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