Latin hip hop group Agudos Clef have released a new video for their song “Raices,” filmed in the Dominican Republic and featuring Hector Mario on flute.
The Trenton-based outfit first hit our radar when they performed at the PHL Live music competition a year ago. Editor John Vettese quickly brought them in for a Key Studio Session, where we got to hear Josue Lora and Nota G rap over a full band.
“Raices” follows with that fleshed-out instrumentation sound behind the rhymes, with soothing synth hits, a beautiful flute melody and crisp beats. Lora tells us “Raices” translates to “roots,” referring to the family connection the band feels together. Paired with the incredible Domincan Republic scenery, which was filmed in several towns over the course of two extended trips that Lora recently took, “Raices” is both sonic and visual therapy.
Watch the clip below and tune in to XPN’s Local Show tonight at 9:00 p.m. to hear the song on the air. Agudos Clef will perform a set at the opening of cultural gallery space Casa Cultura in Trenton on November 13th.
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