“Jump Up and Down” by Freedust beams confidence with its hybrid of jazz, swing and pop and contagiously upbeat rhythmic qualities. If possible to visualize the music notes radiating beyond the beats, the music group delivers exactly what we were imagining — pulsating creativity, the music video packs a punch with colorful stop motion graphics, moving illustrations and of course a dance routine that makes us want to jump up, down, and all around.
Check out more of Freedust’s music here and get your Friday started by clicking play.
Music Video Credits: Director / Producer - Stefano Ottaviano, Lead Design - Animation Martina Savoldelli, Design - Aria Ngimbi, Giulia Flamini, Stop Motion Animator - Dele Nuga, Virginia Fonderico, Stop Motion Dop - Efe Onikinci, Live Action Dop - Vlad Jako, Color grade - Nicola Bruno
A new year, a new start.
But first, let’s take one last long hard look back to 2018 (and every other year leading up to it) where Marmoset has donated 10% of the largest license for each month to the non-profits and organizations we’ve partnered with — groups such as My Voice My Music, KairosPDX, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls are making a difference with their platforms, cultivating environments that positively impact, influence and strengthen their communities.
And so we capped off the year proud to be involved with so many amazing groups doing spectacular work for social justice, education, the environment… and the list goes on.
While a drum roll isn’t really required, we are a music agency after all so…
The total number of donations Marmoset put forth into the community in 2018 alone comes to a grand total of $69,154. This number isn’t just about donations, it’s about seeing the good it impacts — the hardworking people behind each organization on the other end, it’s about realizing we’re all connected in this short-lived but amazing game of life and why not do what we can to help where we can?
Leading up to the close of 2018, we appreciated being in a position that granted us this privilege of partaking in this journey alongside our community. If anything, the caring nature extends deep to the core of who we are, Marmoset employees individually adopting three families through The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO).
Lastly, we were overjoyed to support Kairos in crossing their ‘donation matching’ finish line. With the education non-profit reaching 10k in donations just in December, we proudly matched this number, getting them to the 20k mark. Through the Willamette Week Give!Guide initiative, Kairos finished strong at generating $26,301 in total donations.
And with this, we’re amped up, ready for more. Ready to roll up our sleeves for another year of giving back.
A creative music agency, Marmoset’s collection of music spans across every genre imaginable, from hip hop to orchestral instrumentals, psychedelic cumbia to nostalgic r&b. Since the first moment we opened our doors, our purpose steadfastly remains in community — sharing in our values, our passion and dedication toward art. It means celebrating each artists’ uniqueness, the differences that defines us as individuals and the creation of remarkable music.
As we continue to flourish, to grow and evolve, we warmly welcome artists, clients, creative collaborators, community organizers of all walks of life — because we believe in the power of inclusivity. We champion for artists of all different kinds, types, expressions and backgrounds — especially those who’ve traditionally been held down, marginalized, exploited or viewed as an underdog within the music industry.
Empowering one another, listening to the stories of struggles and success that’s made us who we are, and never hesitating to lift one another up through positivity — this is what the Marmoset community is all about.
Over the past four days we’ve seen an outpour of New Years resolutions across the social media hemisphere; whether it’s intentionality to pump more iron at the gym or make more movies (we’re talking to you, filmmakers), you deserve new music to keep things innovative and fresh.
With our 2019 New Music Mixtape, we’ve got you covered dear listener. From fresh hip hop from lyrical mastermind Sammus to island influenced beats by Bikini Trill, you’ll want these songs on your next video’s soundtrack.
Listen, download, license. Go!
Before we hit the ground running in 2019, the Marmoset Team is winding down momentarily for the annual holiday break.