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Friday Five: Lorde get the Hopkins ‘Royals’ treatment and more new MN videos

Photo by Peter Jamus

Did everyone survive the polar vortex? It wasn’t so bad, was it? We did get at least one positive thing out of it this week, in the form of a new collaboration between rapper Dem Atlas and singer Lydia Liza. Check out their frosty new video below, along with a handful of the other hottest audio-visuals to surface this week…

Lorde gets the Hopkins Royals treatment

After being told repeatedly that she resembled the famous pop singer, Hopkins native and budding comedian Molly Dworsky returned to her old stomping grounds for a parody of Lorde’s hit “Royals.”

Dem Atlas and Lydia Liza embrace the cold snap

Inspired by the polar vortex and all of the hubbub around this week’s cold snap, recent Rhymesayers signee Dem Atlas teamed up with longtime pal Lydia Liza of Bomba de Luz and co-conspirators Xela and Peter Jamus to create a new track and video. “Who Loves the Snow” was written, recorded, and filmed in the span of 24 hours, and captures the contagious charisma of these bright young artists.

K.Raydio and Psymun go way back

Easily one of the best new releases of 2014 so far, K.Raydio and Psymun’s LucidDreamingSkylines was celebrated with a sold-out show at the Entry last weekend, and they followed it up with an appropriately retro video by SwayHeavy that captures their hypnotic ’70s soul vibe.

VAYNS tap the talents of Sophia Eris

Have you gotten on the VAYNS train yet? This alluring new collaboration combines the talents of rapper Botzy and R&B/pop artist MunQs, with special guest Sophia Eris holding down the main vocals on this track. Their debut EP, VAYNS, drops next week.

Buffalo Moon’s Machista

With their third album, Machista, out this week, Buffalo Moon swung through the Current’s studios with a sprawling nine-piece version of their band to record a session with David Campbell for The Local Show. Catch the band at Icehouse tomorrow night, where they’ll be joined by Frankie Teardrop, and hear their in-studio on Sunday night at 6 p.m. on the Current.