BLKCITY Share Video for Summer Party Track 'Salsa'
Local hip hop collective BLKCITY share the video for forthcoming single ‘Salsa’, a fresh latin-inspired track for summer that takes you straight to the dancefloor, with the video by emerging director Tom Grut showing the collective recounting their own memorable nights as they celebrated together at a real house party.
It’s just under a year since Raiza Biza, Abdul Kay, Blaze the Emperor and Mo Musejoined JessB on stage during her Northern Bass set to perform ‘Funds Pt II’. The moment was electric, and the rappers realised that the dynamic sound they created together deserved to have a longer shelf life than just one track, and BLKCITY was born, combining the styles and life experiences of five of New Zealand’s most talented African rappers into one exciting collective.
In July this year, the group released ‘Flying’ the first track under the name BLKCITY, collecting over 300k streams, radio and streaming playlist adds, and the track was recently added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Best of Hip Hop 2020 playlist. These artists aim to make both a music and cultural impact - they’ve been part of Black Lives Matter events and in their music showcase life as young Africans in New Zealand.
Rapper Mo Muse says that collaborating with the other members of BLKCITY has been inspiring. "We're solo artists with a lot in common, and we want to put out music that reflects who we are, and what we can be when we work together as musicians or African Kiwis."
"'Salsa' is about fun and being together and celebrating, we we hope people enjoy it this summer."
BLKCITY are working on a full length album, due for release in 2021. ‘Salsa’ is set to be released on streaming platforms via Noisehive Music Distribution this Friday, an early gift to fans ahead of the summer party and roadtrip season.