Los Angeles artist Mandalan releases music video with NFT

LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Los Angeles-based artist Mandalan and So Foreign Productions announce the release of a new music video experience, NFT drop and TikTok challenge for dance single ¿COMO SABER?

Released in August 2020, the song is a colorful electro-pop jam with a tropical vibe, produced by Mandalan and with vocals in Spanish by Miami-based EDM singer Emarie.

The music video was produced by Los Angeles-based So Foreign Productions and tells the story of a woman torn between emotion and reason, a love triangle with two lovers. The project features original choreography by Nikki Keeshin and stars Jackie Ramos as the lead dancer with dancers Omar Canedo and Nikki Keeshin.

Principal dancer Jackie Ramos has performed alongside Janet Jackson, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Selena Gomez and Billie Eilish at venues such as The Grammys, Latin Grammys, Madison Square Garden, Dick Clarke’s Rockin New Year’s Eve, The Ellen Show and more.

The clip was filmed by Last Drop Films’ Mark Farney, with production assistant Stanley Lovell Williams. The visual effects were produced by MTV VMA award winner Tonia Wallander of 20twenty vfx. The creative design was by Mariana Brassaroto and Albina Katsman was the production manager.

The video clip is available on VEVO / YouTube and also as part of an OpenSea NFT bundle. The NFT pack includes the official music video, the dance performance of the TikTok challenge from the video, and an unreleased club remix of the song by Austrian music producer Tc5official. 150 copies of the NFT lot were minted for distribution to actors / teams, supporters and influencers. A small number is available to the public through the OpenSea Marketplace, priced at 0.018 Ethereum.

The clip’s release is accompanied by a TikTok dance challenge based on the original choreography from the clip. The group released a instructor-led tutorial for the #comosabrechallenge dance routine by choreographer Nikki Keeshin.

The video clip, as well as the details of the OpenSea NFT bundle and the #comosabrechallenge dance tutorial are available at http://www.mandalan.com.

Los Angeles-based So Foreign Productions is a full-service production company designed for commercials, new media, social media, short films, and pilot series. Founded by Brazilian actress Mariana Brassaroto and Ukrainian-born actress Albina Katsman, So Foreign has produced an original web series and short film among other projects. Katsman recently starred in the feature film ALONE which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Brassaroto can be seen in films and TV shows in South America and the United States.

“You’re going to see all of these influences from jazz, Latin and dance merged into one,” Katsman said of the project. Brassaroto added “We had an amazing choreographer and dancers who really brought this whole project to life!”

Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter and producer James Brennan. It produces a tropical house genre of dance / pop music with a dramatic sound including heavy drums and electronic elements. Her debut single HOW WE LIVE featuring vocals from EDM singer Cadence XYZ received critical acclaim in December 2019.

“Drawing inspiration from a colorful kaleidoscope of shimmering synths, Mandalan adds a fascinating percussive rhythm to create a dreamy, almost exotic soundscape that evokes a distant sunny place. – Lovers of eclectic music


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