Music Video Roundup: PCRC, Naezy & Your Chin
13 May 2016
Delhi based experimental gypsy/cabaret/psychedelic band Peter Cat Recording Co., upcoming desi-rapper Naezy and producer, vocalist and Sky Rabbit frontman Raxit Tiwari (a.k.a. Your Chin) have all released videos for their music this month. Here’s what you might have missed:
Naezy released a new video for a politically charged single called ‘Haq Hai’ last week, which sees him walk through Mumbai’s streets addressing some of the bigger issues that afflict the country from wealth inequality to unjust government impositions and corruption. Tune wise it doesn’t hit as hard as his collaborative track ‘Mere Gully Mein’ with DIVINE but otherwise it’s on point, lyrically and conceptually (here’s a useful lyrics translation for non-Hindi speakers). Naezy’s carving a promising identity for himself and India’s underground hip-hop movement at large.
Taken off their 2015 album ‘Climax’, ‘I’m Home’ is a devastating lo-fi ballad which features PCRC frontman Suryakant Sawhney crooning over barely-there string and a hint of percussion. The video for the track has been shot in China on an iPhone 5s by REProduce boss Rana Ghose, and directed and edited by Sawhney, who also plays our slow-motion protagonist sauntering - flailing limbs and all - across the Great Wall to get to his Red Woman. In the words of PCRC and REProduce - “"Mortality unites us, and love may offer security in the face of that one irrefutable truth - our ultimate demise.” Watch the whole thing till the credits to know more – this one’s a beauty.
Your Chin’s new video for ‘Fighting The Sumo’ has been taken off his recently released ‘Peeping Till It’s Noise’ EP (which we’re listening to right now and thoroughly enjoying). For some reason, the entire video has been painstakingly created using MS PowerPoint/Apple Keynote. We’re still not 100% sure what it’s about but the video robots are cute and the track, more importantly, is especially good. Catchy, upbeat and oh-so-recognisably Your Chin, we’re sure that this EP is going to get a lot of positive attention this year.
Image credit (thumb): Rana Ghose