Connecticut's musical history has a new chapter to be excited about. Over the past summer, West Hartford-born hip-hop artist KLOKWIZE (heard on ESPN Television, Hot 93.7 & more) and Portland, Connecticut native ERIN BRADY, winner of 2013 MISS USA pageant, teamed for the music video for Klok’s song ‘LET ME KNOW’, which features additional vocals from CT Music Awards nominee ORICE JENKINS and was directed by Boston-area filmmaker BEN ZIDEL (known for his work on A&E's WAHLBURGERS program, the recent GHOSTBUSTERS film & more).
The video will be released this week on Sat, Jan. 21st, and was shot all on location in Connecticut. A large yacht on the Essex river serves as the first scene in the hip-hop romance storyline, followed by a mansion in West Hartford (complete with pool of course) for the closing scenes of the video. Production on the song was handled by Portland-based ANT QUINT.
"It was a huge thrill to work with a talent like Erin Brady. She couldn't have been sweeter, a true pro," says director BENJAMIN ZIDEL. "Orice Jenkins brought the song's soulfulness to another level and Ant Quint's beat was fire! I am so proud of what Klokwize has accomplished and his future knows no bounds."
ERIN BRADY won the MISS CONNECTICUT pageant and advanced to her MISS USA pageant win in 2013. She currently resides in Connecticut. KLOKWIZE, known for his working affiliation with platinum artist DJ QUIK, is a staple in the Connecticut music community, and had wide success this year with his recent album ’THE SUPERHERO TAPES, which ‘Let Me Know’ is taken from. The last single from the album, ’THE RUSH’, was purchased by ESPN Television networks and featured prominently across its daily ‘First Take’ programming. It is currently in rotation on WZMX HOT 93.7. The album is available for free streaming across all retail platforms including SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC, TIDAL, SOUNDCLOUD & more and directly at www.klokwize.net.
Everyone in the area was invited in on the shooting fun. Hip-hop choreography from Hartford-area dancers ROSANNA KARABETSOS (of Tainted Inc) and KAYLA MACIEJEWSKI and cameos from Connectocut music notables such as MARVALYSS, YOUNG GWOP, DAYY, and KEEPERS OF THE VIBE helped round out the energetic local atmosphere.
The ‘LET ME KNOW’ video releases on Youtube and VEVO on Sat, Jan 21st.. Attached are stills from the shoot featuring Klokwize and Erin Brady on location in West Hartford and Essex, CT. More information can be found at www.klokwize.net and BenjaminZidel.com, and all social media platforms @Klokwize.