7/26/2017

Zebra Katz Shares "Blk & Wht" Video via NOWNESS + World Tour w/ Gorillaz Continues

ZEBRA KATZ SHARES “BLK & WHT” VIDEO W/ NOWNESS

WORLD TOUR WITH GORILLAZ CONTINUES

 
“This film features the anxiety of immigrants fuelled by fear in search of sanctuary. Based on individual dark reports of confusion, rape, being in the hands of human traffickers, intense hunger and basically living your worst nightmare, I wrote the story for the video.” 
– Ada Bligaard Søby, Video Director


Click image above to watch "Blk & Wht" video


“Bass-and-kick club hit” – Rolling Stone
"An intoxicating beat that hits the ear like a drug" – FADER
“A standalone piece of art...lyrically abstract” – Pitchfork
“Sublimely sinister...one of the year’s most striking songs” – The New York Times

Multimedia performance artist turned rapper and producer, Zebra Katz, shares his new video for recent single “Blk & Wht” (produced by Kashaka) 
today with NOWNESS. Directed by Ada Bligaard Søby (The Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Devendra Barnhart), the video illustrates the struggle of immigrants in search of sanctuary. Cast with refugees currently living in Denmark, the video was filmed in the forest surrounding Copenhagen. Over the course of two nights, these refugees bravely re-lived their experiences, detailing personal accounts in the hands of human traffickers while journeying from Africa, The Middle East, and throughout Europe.

In the spirit of the video’s powerful message, director Ada Bligaard Søby and Zebra Katz (aka Ojay Morgan) encourage viewers to donate to Pass The Crayon, a non-profit organization that fosters self-expression through art workshops for refugee children.
 

WATCH “BLK & WHT” VIDEO HERE
 
Revered by Rolling Stone for his kinetic live performances, Zebra Katz is in the midst of a solo world tour and will join the Gorillaz #Humanz Tour as lead support beginning July 28th through the end of 2017. The tour will hit cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Miami, and many more. See below for a full date listing.

Zebra Katz first came to prominence with “Ima Read,” a growled minimalist banger released by Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint in 2012. The track provided the sonic backbone for a Rick Owens show at Paris Fashion Week and landed remixes from the likes of TrickyAzealia BanksGangsta Boo, and Busta Rhymes. In the years that followed, he’s grown and grown, releasing music through Mad Decent (namely the mental “Tear The House Up” with Hervé) and the bass-centric Helsinki label Signal Life, as well as independently through his own label ZFK Records. This year, he expanded his career into the realm of fashion with the launch of Print All Over Me (PAOM), a unisex print collection of custom-made pieces that allows artists from all over the world to upload their artwork online for a chance to be featured on backpacks, t-shirts, and more.


Photo Credit: Katie Bagley

Zebra Katz Solo Tour Dates:
7/15: Grafenhainichen, Germany @ Melt Festival
7/22: Leeuwarden, Netherlands @ Village Festival
7/29: Seoul, Korea @ Cakeshop
8/4: Stockholm, Sweden @ Pride Tradgarden
8/5: London, United Kingdom @ Visions Festival
8/9: Wroclaw, Poland @ New Horizons Festival
8/19: Helsinki, Finland @ Aaniwalli
8/24: Kiev, Ukraine @ Closer
9/16: Berlin, Germany @ Sens Hemp Fest [Columbia Halle]
9/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Broad Museum
10/31: Saarbrucken, Germany @ Congresshalle
1/19: Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace
1/20: Bern, Switzerland @ Dachstock
1/26: Zurich, Switzerland @ Keine Disziplin Festival

Gorillaz #Humanz Tour:
7/28: Niigata Prefecture, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
7/30: Seoul, Korea @ Valley Rock Festival
9/18: Detroit, MI @ The Palace at Auburn Hill
9/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
9/22: Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
9/24: Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
9/26: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/30: Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/4: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Centre
10/5: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/8: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/11: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
10/13: Miami, FL @ II Points Festival
10/15: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
11/1: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
11/2: Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle
11/4: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forum
11/5: Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
11/8: Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
11/9: Geneva, Switzerland @ Arena
11/11: Munich, Germany @ Zenith
11/14: Warsaw, Poland @ Towar Hall
11/17: Berlin, Germany @ Max Scheming Halle
11/18: Düsseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19: Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
11/21: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
11/22: Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
11/27: Dublin, Ireland @ O2 Arena / TBC or Brighton
11/29: Glasgow, Scotland @ Hydro
12/1: Manchester, England @ Arena
12/2: Birmingham, England @ Barclaycard Arena
12/4: London, England @ London 02
12/5: London, England @ London 02
12/13: Montevideo, Uruguay @ Theatre
12/16: Buenos Aires, Argentina @ BUE Festival

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