Thump drops the video for Just Blaze and Baauer’s mini movie for the track “Higher” featuring Jay Z. The video is directed by acclaimed director Nabil — who has shot the most compelling videos for the likes of Kanye West, James Blake, and Frank Ocean and is shot in Kerala, India, featuring multiple generations of fierce Kalaripayattu warriors battling it out.
It’s not a clip. It’s not a video. Nawww, dude. This is the official MINI-MOVIE for Just Blaze and Baauer‘s trap-running anthem “Higher” (featuring JAY Z), which you’ve been eagerly awaiting for the last six months while all your favorite DJs bang the **** out of it. Once you watch this epic, you will definitely be like “Damn son, where’d you find this?“…. and then probably smash a mirror or two.
The song “Higher” is also out today, and it’s the first release on the just-relaunched Priority Records label. (Priority was the home of gangster rap in the late ’80s and ’90s, unleashing your favorite records by NWA, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Master P.) You can go buy it here. And if you can’t get enough Baaaaaaaauer, win tickets to see him at Electric Zoo—visit the Higher website to find out how.
THUMP is a new electronic music and culture channel from VICE, in partnership with Recreation Worldwide. Launched in 2013, it focuses on the full range of electronic music and culture with a focus on cutting-edge original content. From massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties, THUMP chronicles every aspect of the global dance music movement: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos, coverage from the most electrifying events around the globe, exclusive mixes from the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique portal into this electrifying world.