Wednesday, December 21, 2011

MusicDishTV Presents The Coolest Bruva Remix By Tyrone Feat Edawg, DJ Topspin

Tyrone releases the video for "The Coolest Bruva remix" featuring Edawg and DJ Topspin. The short-filmed styled video was filmed and directed by Tyrone; while David Toledo at Unified Outreach Studio's created the animation. The cartoonist D. Toledo known for his comic book, cartoons and outreach; took the video to another level with the animation of the artists. The video will be submitted to Indie-Film festivals worldwide.

The short film styled video is a mix of video and animation taking the viewers down memory lane with kids portraying a young Tyrone and Edawg. The story is unique as is the mix of animation and the throwback footage showing young versions of Tyrone, Edawg and friends; while the animation is a glimpse into grown versions of the artists. The song features Edawg of Grammy Award winning Sir Mix-A-Lot's Rhyme Cartel Label. Edawg's "I dip"; single reached #1 on Rap Network's National charts and his new single "Rocket Ship" is expected to climb to the #1 position as is the Coolest Bruva remix.

The song is another remix of the lead single from Tyrone's debut album "Heavy labor no breaks". To date the song's catchy chorus and hypnotic beat has been remixed 2 times, chopped & screwed, and re-released by fan's, DJ's and producers worldwide.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

16mins's Music Video "XXRR" Closing Winner For MusicDish*China MV Competition

The word "independent (underground) music" first appeared in China almost two decades ago. Without doubt, Beijing, the capital of China, is a nest for some of the most pioneering and vibrant indie music. What is it like to be the only-child generation, facing a world of change and uncertainty? Beijing based indie rock band 16mins (16分钟) music video "XXRR (熙熙攘攘)" says it all. Set through Beijing's subways and major roadways, the juxtaposition sequence of personal experience with the public space reflects a critical background of cultural and political dimensions of post-socialist generation. The fragment of personal encounter with a mixture of unsettling feeling of contraction serve as the core subject throughout the music video. Dazed and confused, the musician, as an isolated subject in the neon city embodies a strong sense of insecurity. ShanShan Wang, MusicDish*China

Experimental indie band 16 mins' new video "XXRR" stretches the musical boundaries to the max. Filmed in Beijing, one really interesting thing about the video is that it focuses on motion in many forms -- cars on the highway, people walking, buses, stairs, and escalators. The lead singer seems to be unable to find her way to the place she wants to be, and she appears to be in a sea of people and yet all alone. The lyrical melody is sung very softly in what seem to be maneuvered acoustics, which adds an interesting element to the song. "XXRR" is definitely a video that viewers will talk about as it leaves a lot open to interpretation and some creative mental gymnastics. Michele Morris, MusicDish


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MusicDishTV Presents "The Wind" by Dream Chemistry

Dream Chemistry's single "The Wind" finds nature to be full of music. The uplifting nature of the song is paired nicely with the beautiful landscapes shot on location in Arizona (one should expect nothing less). The sun is used several times in overlaid shots, adding additional symbolism to the rising sun and sun-drenched hills. The band is a colorful cast of characters, with long black hair or a straw hat and quirky looking instruments. They look as if they just appeared out of the desert dust, an effect reinforced by the opening scene where each instrument fades in, with the musicians' name floating across the screen. It seems almost like the start of a folk tale, not a music video.

With the lead singer Dellynn, taking the lead on camera time, viewers get a sense of her presence and her energy. She seems to believe in message of her song so intensely it becomes infectious. The complex layers of folk instruments and rich female vocal bring a wholeness to the song. The musicians illustrate their well-honed craft, focusing on their playing over camera candy, which maybe why some of the shots of the band without their instruments seems almost out of place within the song. While there are some fleeting moments where a camera shot do not ring true, the music is stunningly real and honest. Dream Chemistry certainly gives the viewer something to sing about.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

MusicDishTV Presents "By The End Of" by Dead Smiling Pirates

Denmark natives Dead Smiling Pirates went for a more meaningful message this time around with their video for their new single, "By The End Of". The band has forgone any screen time to try and send a message about the pain of war and the trials of a soldier. Which at the moment is timely for so many people around the world.

Sounding very much like one of their influences, Blink 182, it could be said that Dead Smiling Pirates finds a way to sound like nineties pop-punk while staying current with vocal harmonies and interesting riffs from their other influence, Muse.

One of the more impressive sections of the video is a ten second sequence within the footage, where the cuts are in time with the music. The segment is probably the most hard hitting and resonant of the video. The video is mostly longer lingering clips showing war and injury, with Iwo Jima footage giving a gritty portrayal with a somewhat eerie feeling of anticipation building. Towards something else, towards a bigger conflict, a more graphic or dramatic scene, and as the video goes on it get slightly darker, showing a few of the dead men on the beach the music then goes in "for the kill" to drive home the message.

The band has a very connected sound, they make sense together, cleverly pairings of influences and chords, results in a solid sound, and the visuals are interesting, it seems that the viewer may want more from the band by the end.