About a month ago, LA-based legendary Trap music producer RL Grime teamed up with graves on the anthemic “Arcus“, and today, French director Arnaud Bresson (from Division agency), delivered a fresh mind-bending music video for the track.
The short movie tells the story of young men performing magic & illusions in the form of street art in France. While it might not sound super cool, Arnaud really created a unique and dark atmosphere mixing the street life, French street gangster-style, that reminds a bit of the classic movie “La Haine”, with the world of street performances. The whole video is very artistic, shady and mysterious, your eyes won’t believe what they are seeing and it will mess with your head. The moment that the video is over, you will have that feeling that it wasn’t enough and you’ll be asking for more! I seriously wish there was an extended version!
“Arcus“, without a doubt one of the top bass tracks of 2019 so far, was released on RL’s very own label “Sable Valley“, a platform to not only release his own music but to also showcase and promote up-and-coming artists.
If you like Arnaud’s style, make sure to also check out his work on The Peppers “Hot Caramel” (Soulwax Remix).
Watch the RL Grime & Graves – Arcus (Official Music Video) on Youtube below, grab a digital copy of the track here.
Get to Know RL Grime:
RL Grime first came to prominence as a New York-based teenager delivering monster, viral remixes of Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” and Kanye West’s “Mercy.” He established himself as a unique artist in his space with a striking monochromatic aesthetic, a series of animated music videos, and an annual Halloween mix that has included drops from Goosebumps author RL Stine, comedian Hannibal Buress, and Tony Hawk. After solidifying his fanbase with a few highly-regarded EPs, RL Grime independently released his first studio album, VOID, in 2014. It premiered as the #1 Electronic album in the United States and remained in that position for a month.
At that point—with over 150 million plays, rave reviews, and magazine covers, and sets at the most prominent festivals in the world including Coachella & Lollapalooza – RL Grime stuck to his underground roots and further limited his releases. He made rare appearances in collaborations with artists including Big Sean, Miguel, and Skrillex, and starred in Alexander Wang’s #WANGSQUAD alongside Travis Scott & Zoe Kravitz. In late 2017, he emerged with “Era,” a tour-de-force single that Billboard described as “exotic, massive, and full-of-left-turns.” Its epic, cinematic sound announced a new era and an accompanying album: NOVA.
RL Grime’s uncompromising artistry has paid off. NOVA was preceded by a sold-tour. Its hype has only swelled in the absence of information surrounding the album, leaving fans and blogs to their own speculation. With NOVA, RL Grime looks to further distinguish himself as an innovator in music, treading the line between millions of fans and an independent sound, the underground and the accessible, popular music and real art. RL Grime’s next chapter sees him opening the gates of Sable Valley, a new record label to release his like-minded artist’ music and vision as well as his own.
Catch him on Tour:
Fri 3.22 – New Orleans, LA @ Buku Music + Art
Fri 3.29 – San Isidro, ARG @ Lollapalooza Argentina
Sat 3.30 – Santiago, CHI @ Lollapalooza Chile
Sun 4.07 – São Paulo, BRA @ Lollapalooza Brasil
Thu 4.11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach Club
Sun 4.14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach Club
Wed 4.17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Intrigue Nightclub
Sat 4.20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach Club
Thu 4.25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach Club
Sat 4.27 – Tempe, AZ @ Wet Electric
Sat 4.27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Intrigue Nightclub
Fri 6.14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival