Traversing the soul-filled blocks from Brooklyn through Manhattan and beyond, vibrant animations bring the iconic New York city summer scenes and its roller-skaters, skateboards, dancers, friend, workers, and more to life in this video, which is the perfect match for Hugo Paris’ uplifting US club inspired sound.
With the unifying magic of music at the heart of this project, ‘Music Saves The World’ is a hopeful, classic house jam. Teaming up with house music icon Roland Clark earlier this year. Music Saves The World’s emotive lyrics “I am rhythm, I am love, I’m the answer, I am music” were written during New York’s Black Lives Matter protests. Now, Music Saves the World and it’s feel-good video brings a sense of positivity to our present times – one of love, unity and the healing power of music.
Speaking on the video, Hugo Paris says:
“The video was shot in NYC this summer by Zach Villafana and then passed over to Taylor and Dusty at Mortis Sutdios, who animated over the top of the footage. The sound of the record was massively inspired not just by New York records, but the city itself and summers spent there performing and visiting over the years. A city never sitting still and constantly evolving for better and worse, it’s a really special place for me“.
Better known for his role as drummer and producer for acclaimed, Mercury Music Award nominated indie four-piece, Django Django, Dave Maclean has long been bubbling up in the electronic underground. Known amongst discerning music lovers for his eclectic DJ sets, Maclean’ has gone back to his rave roots. With an encyclopaedic knowledge and love for electronic music rooted in his youth spent immersed in Scotland’s inimitable party scene buying house 12’s from 23rd Precinct, DJing and running club nights, Dave now pays homage to his much loved 90’s club music, under the Hugo Paris moniker.
This is just a hint of what’s to come from the Dundee born and bred crate-digger, Hugo Paris’ first single marks the birth of an exciting new project reflecting Dave’s myriad of musical influences and rave roots, packaged up into feel-good, infectious house music.
You can watch the YouTube video below, plus stream from various other platforms here.