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Watch Tei Shi's new "Bassically" video

12 February 2015, 15:09 | Written by Laurence Day

Brooklyn's Tei Shi, AKA Valerie Teicher, has unveiled her video for lauded cut "Bassically".

Teicher is one of our Newcomers for 2015 - "Bassically" was actually a Song Of The Day back in October - and it seems she's keen to get the year's proceedings going on a firm front foot. The track's blinding, and when we first featured it, our own Maya Hambro said that "“Bassically” puts her effortless, breathy vocal into action over a typically heavy bass line, lightened by ambient noises and crisp synth samples. Like so many of this year's greatest tracks “Bassically” is sexy to the point of indecency, with Shi lingering over every word, drawing out gasps and moans that trip over sickly sweet melodies before disappearing into a mass of unintelligible distortion, revelling in a tone that sits in the purposely confusing space between pleasure and pain."

The video's directed by Nicolas Pesce, and takes a similar route of hammy Grindhouse-style production and story as Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror or Machete. Speaking about her initial ideas for the visuals, Teicher says: "I wanted the video to look like what the song sounds like - fun and empowering without taking itself too seriously, so we created a fun fictional comic world with a troop of bad ass girls."

Teicher's new EP Verde is set to drop 13 April.

Stream the clip below.

[via NYLON]

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