One of the highlights of A$AP Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP was the Skrillex feature “Wild For The Night,” and Rocky’s new Gessafelstein collab “In Distress” ain’t half bad either. So I was hoping “Riot Rave,” Rocky’s new video with Baauer, would be another example of prime party-time PMF EDM. Alas, it seems to be an “art video” about Rocky and A$AP Mob rioting throughout NYC’s five boroughs set to minimal bass rumble. The video is directed by Rocky, Kostas Seremetis, and Danilo Parra, and the track is from Rocky’s long-promised instrumental collection Beauty N The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions Chapter 1. Shortly after the first video surfaced, Rocky released visuals another instrumental from the project called “Unicorn,” a slowed-down, purple version of Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” Check out both videos below.
No word yet on the street date for Beauty N The Beast — originally promised for summer 2013 — but given all this fanfare, it’s probably soon.