Watch/Listen: Nico Ghost - Coolin' Video/Kaishi EP
A young Melbournian standing tall amongst our burgeoning Australian hip hop conglomerate.
The vast majority of Australian rap products seem to fly over my head with my attention focused on rappers coming out of the US. Last week South African-born, Melbourne native Nico Ghost dropped his inaugural EP, Kaishi. This fellow creates unique sounds that you wouldn’t expect to come from our continent. On a host of tracks Nico’s close pal GXNXVS is on production duties. GXNXVS' prowess in sound design has him already noticed by collectives in the LA beat scene such as Soulection.
This young dude has accompanied the release of Kaishi with his first ever video recorded for Coolin’. The clip is shot brilliantly, capturing Nico accompanied by a female companion at an undisclosed seaside location. These scenes are intercut with him spilling verses within the shadows of his home and across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s an impressive audiovisual piece from a neighborhood out of Melbourne. Coolin’ itself is a track that speaks confidence, with Nico rapping about girls, popping champagne, rolling blunts and making plenty of cash. GXNXVS lays down some serious sound with droaning synthwork and placed high hats, that will certainly have you nodding your head.
Big things are ahead for Nico. Dig deeper and hit play on the full release below, or grab it for free via BANDCAMP.