Ivan Ives (@thisisives) — “Higher” (ft @AaronMarshMusic )

Rus­si­an born/bred L.A. res­id­ent Ivan Ives presents the self-dir­ec­ted music video for “Higher”, the Aaron Marsh-pro­duced new single from his new album Stranger. Ivan Ives ori­gin­ally stepped into the hip hop world in 2007. Rolling Stone named him among the next 40 artists to watch; SPIN called him one of 8 top unsigned artists; and XXL said “don’t let his indie rock­er per­sona fool you — this guy can spit.” He’s worked with the likes of Cap­padon­na (Wu-Tang), Tre Hard­son (Phar­cy­de), Per­cee P & Oh No (Stones Throw), The Cool Kids, Black Milk, O.C. (DITC), Vast Aire (Def Jux), Ceschi (Fake Four Inc), and many more. Hav­ing gone to film school, he dir­ects most of his own videos — which have racked up over a mil­lion streams on You­Tube without major dis­tri­bu­tion. “Aaron and I wro­te the song at his stu­dio in Lakeland, Flor­ida,” says Ivan. “It’s a pretty weird song with altern­at­ing off-kil­ter time sig­na­tures, so it was really fun to work on. I wanted the video to reflect the unique­ness of the song, and so we tell a dis­join­ted story about an astro­naut lost in space or his own mind.”

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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