VIDEO PREMIERE: SYDNEY'S KASE AVILA MESMERISES WITH INSTRUMENTAL EFFORT 'UNBREAKABLE'
Words by Christopher Kevin Au // Head image by Rowland Martinez
While many hip-hop producers we know are currently churning out loud, maximalist trap beats, Sydney man Kase Avila is heading for something a little more smooth and refined. The Australian-Filipino producer recently put out his Soul Calibre project via local imprint Low Key Source, which pays heavy homage to Golden Era aesthetic and the more soulful corners of the hip-hop spectrum. It’s 11 tracks of late night and after-hours instrumentals, equally effective when it’s consumed alone or winding down with a couple of friends.
One of the highlights from the project has now received the single treatment, with the video for ‘Unbreakable’ premiering here on Filter. The clip (shot by Adam Dionisio from Redscope Films) features slow-motion footage of two capoeiristas in action, as an ode to Brazilian martial arts. The combination of sound and movement makes for a mesmerising affair, with a Sauti Systems shirt also giving a not-so-subtle nod to one of Sydney’s best club nights.
Watch ‘Unbreakable’ first below - it’s Friday, feel yourself unwind: