High Beams shines bright and has just set 2018's hip-hop benchmark. *****
- Karl Puschman, NZ Herald
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have garnered critical praise from media, their peers and music lovers with the release of their collaborative project High Beams. Now the trio share a brand new video for the latest single from High Beams, 'Red Wine' featuring vocals by High Høøps.
"All the tracks on the project have a different vibe and tell different stories," explains IllBaz. "This one is very simple, it's about drinking red wine and watching movies."
Directed by Connor Pritchard, the video features reenactments of favourite movies scenes including Goodfellas and The Shining.
"We wanted to make a video that was fun and reflected the relaxed and mellow mood of the track, and decided to recreate some of our favourite movies scenes," IllBaz said.
"We shot it in a day in locations around Auckland and Connor has done an amazing job bringing the idea to life, especially with all of us testing out our acting chops for the first time."
Directed by Connor Pritchard
1st AD: Finn Bowman
Actress: Melana Davids
Editor: Connor Pritchard
VFX: Mathew Westbrooke, Dylan Pritchard
SFX: Jacob Barber, Luc Vuletich
Set Designer: Jtl Tarplett Lee
Thanks to NZONAIR
High Beams was released on 20 July through Sony Music New Zealand and distributed through The Orchard.
The High Beams Tour visits Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland starting on Thursday, with tickets available from Under The Radar.