HIP Picks: New Videos from Shaheed and DJ Supreme, KILLCODE, and more | 1/27/2023

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New This Week: “Take It Back” music video from Shaheed and DJ Supreme, plus new music videos from KILLCODE, Maiden Seoul, and Sonarpilot

Hip-hop, rock, pop, electronic – no matter the genre, we love when musicians celebrate the styles they love. Many musicians use their life story and their unique background to paint vivid pictures in their music – and those aural pictures are brought to life on screen in this week’s batch of new music videoThe latest HIP Picks – Weekly Client Roundup is here; take a look at the videos, and learn more about the clips by reading below.

“Take It Back” Music Video: Shaheed and DJ Supreme (hip-hop)

Shaheed and DJ Supreme, a timeless duo from Birmingham, AL, rep their home state under the Communicating Vessels label while promoting community-based initiatives through their non-profit K.R.U. (Knowledge, Rhythm, and Understanding). With “Take It Back” (video directed by Richard Giles) from the upcoming LP The Art of Throwing Darts, they pay homage to fifty years of hip-hop, with classic boom-bap beats and hard rhymes that roll off like butter.

“Let’s Get Back To Rock N’ Roll” Music Video: KILLCODE (rock)

Any and every style of rock music can be heard in the New York City underground, and to the members of Big Apple rockers KILLCODE, rock music is more than just a pastime or an art form — it’s a way of life. They’ve appeared at festivals around the globe: Bang Your Head Festival in Germany, Rockfest Barcelona in Spain, Hell and Heaven Fest in Mexico, Riverside Aarburg in Switzerland, to name a few. When they say “Let’s Get Back To Rock N’ Roll,” raucous assent is sure to follow – and that’s all capture on screen in David Swajeski’s clip for the song.

“Verve” Music Video: Maiden Seoul (pop)

Maiden Seoul have conjured up a genre-exploding, indie-pop, jazz-infused, roots-reggae-informed album Cinemanic. Songwriting pals Soo Jin Yi (vocalist and keyboardist) and Ian Macaulay (eclectic guitarist) initially recorded in the early 2010s; they’re now accompanied by Ian’s friend and drummer, Rashid Williams. The “Verve” lyric video (directed by Lyric Vids) is the world’s first taste of this release.

“Gorgon” Music Video: Sonarpilot(ambient/electronic)

Sonarpilot – the alter ego of producer and digital designer Michael Moppert – creates art that inspires inner reflection. He and fractal artist Roger Mader, along with London-based DJ Jonny Miller, have joined forces for the sonic and visual creation of The Mirage Project, Season 2“Gorgon” (video directed by Michael Moppert) is a mesmerizing journey into the psychedelic structure of a massive bio-mechanical machine.