Maroc – “Punch Drunk Rich Kid””


Copenhagen duo Maroc impress again with “Punch Drunk Rich Kid,” showing a style that infuses nocturnal hip-hop beats with an entrancing vibe reminiscent of King Krule. Following up last month’s stellar track “Dead Pixel,” “Punch Drunk Rich Kid” rides on relaxed key-laden repetition and lush trickling guitars. The duo of Lewis Parker and Anton Bentzon, who met in high school, melds Parker’s indie-pop-rock background with Bentzon’s hip-hop production abilities. On both these recent tracks, the result is a captivating sound that impresses aesthetically and melodically, treading an enjoyable ground between hip-hop, rock, and pop, much like Krule.

The track’s video, above, is elaborated more on by Maroc:

The video came out of 10 hours of straight filming. We strived to have the music video follow the song’s composition. Shooting part one with digital hardware in a 16:9 aspect ratio and part two with distortion through analogue hardware in 4:3. We tried to gather people from our different acquaintances in Copenhagen, to work together. Likewise, we strive to mix genres and forms when we’re making music.

The video was shot at Lewis’ mum’s art studio in Roskilde (DK). The lighting set-up was made from scratch by Anton Thompson, a Danish VJ, who has been part of the music collective ‘Vellness Plader’. The girl in the video happens to be the younger sister of Iben Marie Zeuthen, who recently became famous across Denmark for an exposé on the Danish actor Ghita Nørby. She was picked based on her amazing curly hair.

“Punch Drunk Rich Kid” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Rap and Hip-Hop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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