Sadaf's 'History of Heat' Video Is Dizzying and Decadent

Paper Magazine

Sadaf sits completely still in her new music video for "History of Heat," although the song itself is everything but calm. A mix of staccato drum beats, uneasy violin and the New York-based musician's distant vocals, her track builds into a manic finale with screams and heightened distortion. As a self-declared "maximalist," any type of "restraint" is difficult for Sadaf, but she decided a seated performance would be a beautiful challenge here.

Lifted off her latest album of the same name, "History of Heat" was filmed in collaboration with Guille Santos, a Brazilian director who now resides in Hollywood. The visual was shot in both Los Angeles and Valencia, Spain, and features spliced together clips of flamenco dancers to "weave a sensual narrative around dance and storytelling," according to Santos. They were inspired by televised live performances from the '70s and '80s, which is felt in the grainy, disorienting cuts featured throughout.


V Magazine

New York City-based artist Sadaf H Nava is unpredictable. Despite an initially statuesque, nearly-languid performance in her new music video, premiering today on V, she erupts into shouts and calls unexpectedly, dancing along the way. Viewers, interchanging between these still moments and fast, suddenly intoxicating clips of Flamenco dancers (shot in Valencia, Spain), experience an array of emotions. It’s strange, entrancing, and dizzying in its attractiveness.

Sadaf H Nava co-directed the video with Guille Santos, originally from Brazil but now based in Hollywood, the video accompanies the track “History of Heat,” which is the title track off of Sadaf’s new album.

Watch Dasychira’s spellbinding new video for “Swirl”

The Fader

South African-born, New York-based artist Dasychira crafts sounds that emphasize all the gnarled abstractions in our constantly amorphous world. Their latest album, 2019's xDream, featured Pinocchio on the cover, declaring an intent to cut the puppet strings and embody a truer self. Today, they're delving further into the fantasy with the premiere of their new video for "Swirl," a scuffed-up symphony they produced with Malibu for xDream. The Guille Santos-directed clip illustrates an origin story of sorts, where a Californian hallucination gives way to a feminine awakening.


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South African-born, New York-based artist Dasychira (pronounced /ˈdah.see.kira/) unveils transcendent new visual for ‘Swirl’. The spellbinding and otherworldly music video directed and edited by Guille Santos wonderfully captures the song’s magical and awe-inspiring atmospherics which combine celestial electronics with heavenly violins courtesy of Vivek Menon. Check out the brilliant music video to ‘Swirl’ here and be sure to check out their latest album ‘xDream’ if you haven’t already.

並行世界シンフォニー|DasychiraがMalibuとのコラボ曲「Swirl 」のMVを公開

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Kevin VenomのバイオリンとDasychira自身のボーカルが美しく幽玄でシンフォニックな今作の映像はGuille Santosが手がけている。また映像後半で流れるトラックだろうか?Kamixloによる今作のリミックスも近日リリースされるとのこと。

アルバム『xDream』はFaltyDL主宰の〈Blueberry Records〉とDasychiraやQUALIATIK率いるコレクティブ〈UNSEELIE〉の共同リリースで、ゲストにMalibuの他にもEmbaci、Baby Blue、Yikiiが参加している。アートワークはSwan Meatなどの作品も手がけるS.A Mayer、マスタリングはJesse Osborne-Lanthierが担当した。

Dasychira and the Paradox of Childhood by Matt Moen

Paper Magazine

Some days it feels like it would be great to be young again. To look at the world with childlike wonder, full of limitless possibilities and potential. To go back to a time when your imagination was its most fertile and magic hid around every corner. It's no wonder we tend to look back on childhood so fondly, even if we sometimes forget how awkward and embarrassing it could be.

For New York-based, Johannesberg-raised artist Dasychira, youth has always been a point of fascination. Their debut album, xDream, released last year on FaltyDL's Blueberry Records, is an exploration of the death and rebirth of childhood, unpacking repressed elements of their identity and embracing newfound fluidity. Full of unsettling music box melodies and borderline cartoonish sounds, xDream unfolds like a gothic carnival ride.

Premiere: Dasychira - "B340"

Office Magazine

The Queen Mary is perhaps the spookiest relic of Los Angeles. Allegedly haunted by multiple spirits who were murdered there, the retired British ocean liner now acts as a floating hotel for curious patrons to experience its rich history and paranormal vibes.

For New York based electronic artist Dasychira, the ship served as inspiration for their latest "ghost romance" music video, which premieres today on office.

Dasychira Shares Mesmerizing Video for ‘Swirl’

Our Culture Mag

South African artist Dasychira has shared a mesmerizing video for their Malibu-featuring single ‘Swirl’, taken from 2019’s xDream. Watch the Guille Santos-directed visual below.

“The video for Swirl came together when I arrived in LA after a month-long Asia tour with only hours to recover in New York,” Dasychira explained for The FADER. “Reality was virtually impossible to grasp, and before I knew it I was on my way to another world. I felt completely spellbound… We shot scenes in Pasadena, Downtown LA, Gui’s Vine St. apartment and El Matador Beach in Malibu. It was a blessing to work with a crew who imbued this spirit of magic and optimism, and shooting the video was like an opportunity to repaint childhood the way I had wanted.”