Hip hop has been enjoying a strong resurgence over the last three years all around the world, and Malta is definitely no exception. From big names returning to have a satirical say or two about the island’s varying attitudes towards them to young (and very polarising) names, there really is something for everyone. Amidst all of that, two of the scene’s more recently recognisable names have joined forces for one straight minute of fire.
Hot off the hype it’s been getting for the last three months, Maltese trio 215 Collective’s latest track What You Want has been chosen as the backdrop for a new video uploaded onto YouTube yesterday. And this time, it features local dance outfit Concept of Movement, a promising group of Maltese dancers with hip hop running deep in their veins.
“We really support local talent and we really liked the recent song from 215 Collective,” the dance group told followers on Wednesday night, introducing their latest video.
For this particular video, COM director and world-touring choreographer Cheryl Lofreda was joined by dancers Krista Attard, Jaydon Gatt and Zeo James. The four dancers give it their all during the short segment of the Maltese hip hop track, which currently has amassed a whopping 10,000 views on YouTube at the time of writing.
As an added bonus, Concept of Movement even went back to the very same petrol station that features in 215 Collective’s music video, an Easter Egg which fans of What You Want will instantly pick out.
“Cheryl had contacted me before shooting the video so I could give her the go-ahead,” 215 member Eddie Fresco told Lovin Malta. “I had been a fan of her work for some time, and I could really respect her hustle throughout life. So when she showed interest in our work, it was an instant yes from us.”