Connecticut Hip-Hop band Political Animals is among the best Independent Hip-Hop acts out there, hands down. Ever since they released their ground-breaking When Animals Attack, the group has been committed to putting out memorable music. Their music has been featured on ESPN’s First Take and will continue to traverse the mainstream. The video for their latest single “Ultra Violence” is no different; it features a colorful kaleidoscope of striking images that complement the music perfectly.
Ultra Violence is a hot record! Drummer Trent Wright provides the foundation, airtight Boom-Bap percussion that is precise and full of vigor. Guitarist Jen Harper provides a sinister bassline while DJ Neb laces the track with some sick live sampling. The instrumentation’s melodramatic flow and tempo work perfectly with front man Sotorios Fedeli’s eerie hardcore flow. PA enlists the keen eye of director and past collaborator Edwin Escobar for this visual gem. He does a great job at pairing the pace of the video with the uncanny essence of the music. Though the colorful body paint element of the video is nothing new (I still remember Busta Rhymes using it and we recently featured another video which contained it) it added some colorful flair. The chaotic assemblage of people and the scenes from the psych ward were spot on. Everything came together nicely and kept my eyes glued to the screen.
I can’t say enough great things about Political Animals. Their organic brand of music is synonymous with greatness and their new video is proof-positive of the greatness they constantly emit. Check out this video and be sure to check out their other releases on pacthiphop.com.