ROBERT OUYANG RUSLI // OHYUNG
GODLESS IS EXPERIMENTAL RAP PRODUCER OHYUNG AND DRUMMER MATT EVANS.
GODLESS IS A LIST OF DEMANDS
GODLESS IS A JOKE
GODLESS IS NEVER RETURNING TO NORMAL
DYSTOPIC NOISE BANGERS PROVOKED BY LOCKDOWN, DEATH, AND THE CONTINUED RACIST & CAPITALIST SYSTEMIC FAILURES.
— FROM SPRAWLING DRUM AND NOISE CAVE RAVE JAM SESSIONS —
ABBERATIONS FOR YOUR CATHARTIC RELEASE.
THANK YOU HANCOCK STREET
THANK YOU BUSHWICK AYUDA MUTUA
THANK YOU YASMIN ADELE MAJEED
THANK YOU BUDGIES, GLOOM AND BOOM
THANK YOU FRIENDS
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
A portion of all profits goes to bushwickayudamutua.com
Listen on Bandcamp
1. KEEP THIS
2. WHAT U WANNA DO
4. WHOLLY OTHER
5. FUCK ELON MUSK
7. PRE RACE WAR GLOW
Ohyung’s creativity and twisted sense of humor is boundless... a visceral sense of anger and revolt is apparent through each tracks’ crunchy synths, swirling electronics, and relentless drumming“ - them.
WHAT U WANNA DO Music Video
photosensitive warning: this video contains flashing lights
Directed & edited by Jas Lin
Performed & shot by Jinjabrew, Jason Vu, Jas Lin
Special thanks Zi, Brandy Eggerman
directed & edited by @allthatjasss
performed & shot by @jinjabrew @jasonmvu @allthatjasss
special thanks @hotbirdbath @brandoeggs
Featured on NOWNESS ASIA
Director and movement artist Jas Lin, together with performers Jinjabrew and Jason Vu, transmutes the energy from ‘What U Wanna Do’ by OHYUNG & Matt Evans, a track off the duo’s latest EP Godless, into a sacred joke, taunting normies and racists, capitalists and homophobes. A euphoric and liberating video of pure energy, Jas Lin’s music video is a reclamation, a re-wilding. It is rage, chaos, catharsis, and exhaustion; releasing shame and safeguarding the sanctuary, staring back, returning the gaze, an act characterised through the film’s three main protagonists: 丑 (chou), 女 (nu) and 马 (ma).
丑 (chou), meaning ‘shameful’ or ‘ugly’, typically plays the role of the comic or clown within Traditional Chinese Opera, Lin explains. “I see this character as the one that is prodding the audience, making fun of the absurdity of human antics, and through that subversion, sending the shame that people put on outcasts of society, such as the queers, the houseless etc., back to the viewer; in this cathartic process, they are cleansed.”
女 (nu) refers to ‘woman’ as a reclamation of femininity; grotesqueness and horror as a way to return the violence of the male gaze (by literally wielding the camera); a purging of emotions and wounds repressed by misogyny, as well as an ongoing erotic relationship with nature. And 马 (ma), meaning horse, symbolises a re-wilding — re-membering who you were before all of that conditioning; pure desire and moving on instinct; freeing oneself, returning to the feral and untamed; the in-between space where spirits live.