The video for Aphty Khea‘s “Onyx Glitz”, shot by videographer Benjamin Brookes, features body parts snapping together and apart under an eerie ultraviolet light. It’s appropriate imagery for the song itself, a sinewy piece of dubstep which undulates lethargically under piano and massive bass. It’s at times the pristine jazz vibes of Submotion Orchestra, at times the unsettling wormholes of Hyperdub’s formative years, and always everything which made the genre compelling to begin with. Menacingly spacious and elegantly caustic, it shows there’s yet life in the bassy half-time world.
“Onyx Glitz represents my personal struggle between self-destruction and inner-peace, and its external manifestation,” says Aphty Khea. “The video brings about this inner-conflict, which leads me to leave my galaxy.”
The Aphty Khea EP released July 8th.