Sadaf's 'History of Heat' Video Is Dizzying and Decadent
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
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.
PREMIERE: SADAF'S "HISTORY OF HEAT"
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
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”
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
illustrates an origin story of sorts, where a Californian hallucination gives way to a feminine
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.
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Dasychira and the Paradox of Childhood by Matt Moen
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
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"
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’
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.”