Usi ES - First Music Video

I would love to make this unique mix: 'Dark Elektro Pop meets Traditional Balinese Dance'..and make a Music Video out of it. Please take the time to discover this project, and find out how you can show your support. Thank you!

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Usi ES - First Music Video

It's time to take some steps forward...

Let me share my music with you!

I have recently recorded an EP, and would love to release it.


But what's a release without a music video?

I've been wanting to make this video for a long time, even before I had the idea to record a mini album.




I'm a Belgian musician, with Indonesian roots. When I was on a vacation in Bali a few years ago, I was immediatly impressed by the traditional Balinese dance. The movements can be very fluent and elegant, but at the same time they are very mechanical. And it's this contrast that really appeals to me.


Once I was back in Belgium, I composed 'The Bubble'. But I could not forget about the Balinese dance. And although my music sounds nothing like the traditional music that is used for the dances, the dance certainly had a big influence on how the song was written.









Meet Putri, the main character of the video.

The cool thing about 10 year old girls, is that they are girly but still have this playful side.

When she practices her Balinese dance, she is very focussed and elegant. But dare to blink, and she runs off with a quirky grin.





Mayumi is Putri's dance teacher.

She will make the choreography and also star in de video.






The styling will be done by TJ Concepts.

I'm very happy we can work together on this project, because I feel like his style will fit the music / video just perfect. We both like the mix 'Bold but Elegant' - 'Urban & Ethnic'. And he does a great job combining those elements.






Every week I will post a teaser of a song that will be on the EP.

So if you don't want to miss sure to check this project regularly!



Movie scenes are from Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.

Of course, I hope to have my own visuals as soon as possible...







Allocation of funds

I eventually moved to Bali. This means I can not live here without actually making this video. That would be stupid.


To do this, I'm kindly asking for your support.

With this Kiss Kiss Bank Bank project, my goal is to raise €1000.


Where is this money going to?

1.5 days of shooting: € 375

1.5 days of editing: € 250

2 Dancers: € 200

Costumes:€ 175


If the goal is exceeded, this will be invested in

- All the costs I didn't take into account...

(yes, I'm thinking of Make Up and styling...but there will be more...)


If there is any more money left, this will go to

- The pressing of the EP. 


- Recording extra tracks to make the EP into a full album.


This depends on how things unfold.



Choose your reward


THANK YOU! I feel like you're yelling "I have your back!", while we're entering a battlefield. We are in this thing together! + I'll give you a SHOUT-OUT ON FACEBOOK, unless you choose to stay anonymous + you get a !!FREE DOWNLOAD!! of the track 'The Bubble'


    Everything mentioned above + Receive a PERSONAL THANK YOU EMAIL
    • 2 backers


    Everything mentioned above + RECEIVE A POST CARD in your REAL mailbox! We will make sure you have something to read while you drink your good morning coffee, or your good night tea / whiskey. Something straight from the heart.
    • 1 backer


    Everything mentioned above + RECEIVE AN ORIGINAL PICTURE we will take especially for you during 'the making of' the video.
    • 2 backers


    Everything mentioned above + You will appear in the 'Special thanks' at the end of the video. CREDITS!
    • 3 backers


    Everything mentioned above + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS for 'The Bubble' (So people can understand what I'm singing. True secrets will be revealed!) I will try to pay attention to the artwork. I'm not very skilled when it comes to drawing/painting/cutting and pasting, ... but at least you'll notice I put my soul into it!


      Everything mentioned up to 50 € + a TRADITIONAL BALINESE MASSAGE at Villa Sabandari. (Your transport is not included).
      • 1 backer


      Everything mentioned up to 50 € + I will make an (acoustic) recording of a song of mine, and use YOUR NAME IN THE SONG. The song will be sent to you by email!
      • 2 backers


      Everything mentioned up to 50 € + Handwritten Lyrics for 'The Bubble' OR a Traditional Balinese Massage at Villa Sabandari + THE MASK that is used in the video. It will be made by a Balinese craftsman, especially for this video! (Please contact me before choosing this reward, so we can discuss how and when I can give/send you this item!)


        Everything mentioned up to 50 € + BECOME A VIP GUEST at the Video Launch Party. Of course: no need to find a taxi/flight back home after the party. Just crash in one of the rooms of Villa Sabandari (you can take 1 extra person with you), and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning. If you can't make it to the party, we can discuss another date in February. (
        • Availability: 4/4


        Everything mentioned up to 50 € + I will play a MINI CONCERT for you and your friends. You decide who you want to invite, and how you would like to organize it. Drop a line before choosing this reward, so we can discuss the date, and figure out sound equipment, transport, etc ... For Bali: February, March or first half of April. For Belgium: Second half of April or May.
        • 1 backer

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