Category Archives: Hip Video

February 27

Tasseomancy: Do Easy

  With a name like Tasseomancy, one has to wonder if this Toronto based sister duo has dabbled in a bit of magic. The release of their video for their new single, “Do Easy”, more than answers the question. Set in a condo, “Do Easy” explores the dichotomy of order versus chaos.  Fascinatingly absurd images […]

February 21

Dead Seem Old: This Mess Won’t Make Itself

  London based project, Dead Seem Old, released a new track, “This Mess Won’t Make Itself,” which is accompanied by a beautifully evocative animated video. Produced, mixed, and engineered by Javier Weyler and directed by Joseph Blanc, the video explores the cryptic nature of the human condition and delves deep into the fearful resistance to […]

February 17

Kirk Knight: Black Noise, Magic Mirror

  Brooklyn, NY producer and rapper Kirk Knight has blown us all away with his instrumental beats album, Black Noise. Since his last release in 2015, it’s clear that Kirlan has been hard at work, refining his unique sound and skill set as a producer. The tracks all seem to follow a psychedelic theme, with […]

February 14

1 2 Watch 4: Cobi: Prophet Story

  A newcomer to the popular music spotlight, but no stranger to the art form is Minnesota native, Cobi. With his guitar in hand and the vocals of a rugged angel, Cobi received nationwide attention with the release of his May 2016 single, “Don’t You Cry For Me”, which he recently delivered a stunning performance […]

September 23

KAYTRANADA: LITE SPOTS

I definitely see the premier and widespread acclaim of KAYTRANADA’s 99.9% as a great victory in the hip-hop, rap, and R&B scene. I discovered KAYTRA in a future-hop basket with Samuel Truth, Dirty Chocolate, and Geotheory on SoundCloud in 2014. It was love at first listen. KAYTRA brings 80’s and 90’s hip-hop back to life with upbeat, […]

September 20

Keaton Henson : Alright

Keaton Henson is an English folk musician, poet, visual artist, and overall eccentric national treasure. Henson has quietly worked behind in the scenes through his art since 2010, releasing projects every year with little fanfare and marketing publication. Henson, who suffers from anxiety, uses his pain to create beautiful, art that touches on our collective […]

March 04

BONES GARAGE: BIRTHMARKS

  Bones Garage brings us the compelling video for “Birthmarks”, which takes you on a journey of two fated souls (with birthmarks, of course) who were born the same day / same hospital and later meeting, falling in love and enjoying all the ups and downs of destined love. I really dig the harmonies and […]

February 25

1 2 WATCH 4 – theMIND: MERCURY RISING

  I absolutely fell in love with this video from theMIND within the first 5 seconds. The claymation is wonderfully colorful and it compliments the lyrical content and message of “Mercury Rising” perfectly. Typically I am not into auto-tuned vocals but in the dreamy ambiance of the track and the stuttering instrumental it fits like a glove. […]

October 31

Hip Premiere: The Shakey Tables: Mr. Vampire (Music Video)

New York based retro funk outfit The Shakey Tables present their fun video for Mr. Vampire just in time for Halloween, exclusively for the readers of What’s Hip¿! The video skirts the line between sexy temptation and endearing campiness when the sultry lead singer, Jaclyn Dima, is tempted by a mysterious gent that turns out […]

October 21

MOS ISLEY: MIRRORS

Mos Isley may not be a familiar name this side of the Atlantic, but that surely won’t last long with output as good as this. The emotionally-liberating, intimate road trip visuals are the perfect compliment to the bands jangly brand of indie pop. There is also a strong non-judgmental sentiment that pervades this excellent music […]