Raw - chaos - movement!

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A mash-up of styles within this music video: Opiuo’s glitch hop tunes and traditional Maldivian dance moves.

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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!

After touring the clip to the Berlin Music Video Awards and St Kilda Film Festival, we attribute the clip to jumping on opportunities of when inspiration and creative strike.

Raw - chaos - movement! - Pumpernickle