Raw - chaos - movement!
A mash-up of styles within this music video: Opiuo’s glitch hop tunes and traditional Maldivian dance moves.
Travelling the Maldives on an unrelated job in 2016, Round 3 were caught off guard when they first saw Bidhabin, Maldives’ leading cultural dance group and band.
Expecting a traditional native performance at a government function welcoming the guests to the country, we were caught off-guard by the Kill Bill’s Crazy- 88s lookalikes. They arrived on their motorbikes, sunglasses clad, and long flowing hair, all in uniform. Raw talent unfolded as the drums banged on, and Round 3 had their minds were blown; sparking the idea of a mash-up with energy that flows from Opiuo’s electronic music.
Though culturally foreign, both Bidhabin and Opiuo share a relatable sense to their art. A sort of controlled mayhem, and after a couple of pitches to both Opiuo and Bidhabin, and a quick logistical plan, Round 3 were off on an adventure!