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Calibro 35 – “Bandits on Mars” video

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The Italian funk band Calibro 35 dropped a new song and video recently, called “Bandits on Mars”, which will appear on their forthcoming, fifth studio album S.P.A.C.E.. The music video was filmed by John Snellinberg (who also did “The Butcher’s Bride” video) and, much like their other videos, this one has a cinematic vibe. The explosive funk jam sets the mood for what we see as a furious Western fellow heading to Mars to seek revenge on 3 bandits that took his wife’s heart. I won’t say much else, because you really have to see it. Action, space, revenge, aliens, robots, laser guns, and an “Oh, shit!” twist of an ending… you gotta watch it!

Rocky Rivera – “Godsteppin” video

Back in June, Bay Area emcee Rocky Rivera dropped a music video for “Godsteppin”, from her Nom De Guerre EP (a proper write-up on that soon). The song was produced by Fatgums, and it finds Rocky spitting powerful lyrics about racism, injustice, police brutality, and was largely inspired by organizers around the world that took action in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. The video, by CoolReve, not only shows Rocky performing the song, but also live footage from some of the protests (RIP Mike Brown, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, and those who have lost / continue to lose their lives due to the on-going injustice). Watch the music video below.

Von Poe VII – “Breeze” video

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Von Poe VII dropped a new music video last week, for his latest song called “Breeze”. It is the first single on the re-release of the album The Purity of Love and War and it’s also the first to receive a video. (Side note: If you didn’t already know, Poe is known for adding and subtracting songs after albums have been released, as well as deleting music videos and re-filming/directing them).

AIMES – “Falling”

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AIMES (real name Aman Ellis) is an Alabama-born, Brooklyn-based Electronic / Disco producer, and I heard this song “Falling” after listening to Pat Lok‘s “Your Lips” on Soundcloud, because it was one of the related tracks. I’m glad that it was, too, because then I went to his profile to listen to more tunes and became a fan. Back to the track at hand, though!

Vince Dauphin – Ocean Songs [album]

Performed and produced “underwater” by Vince Dauphin himself, Ocean Songs is an ambient, dream-like album of sparkling instrumentals with soft waves of 80s synth-pop thrown into the mix. Released on October 21, 2015 via Bandcamp, the now-sold-out digital album was accompanied by a limited-time exclusive hand-made ceramic sculpture by Lucia Dos Santos, a limited edition cassette tape and an “Ocean Songs” A3 poster. While all these goodies are sold out, you can still stream the album in its entirety below:

Pat Lok – “Your Lips” (ft DiRTY RADiO)

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Vancouver-based producer Pat Lok dropped a dance floor jam, called “Your Lips”, and it will transport you into the disco era (whether you existed in it or came after that time). Featuring the silky smooth vocals of Canadian indie R&B singer DiRTY RADiO, he sings about falling in love and, boy, is it good. Especially so, because the pulsating synths and groovy rhythm of the beat makes me wanna bust out my best impressions of 70’s dance moves. After this, I definitely need to keep my eye on Pat Lok. “I can’t get enough – oh no!” Listen to the song now, and then pre-order over at iTunes.