COMPLEX / 11 Video Directors Setting New Levels In British Rap: Dir. Lx

13 April 2021 / James Keith

Dir.Lx has been in high demand for a little while now and he’s built up an astonishing CV in that time. For many, it’s his work on J Hus’ breakout anthem, “Lean & Bop”, that first grabbed their attention. For others, it’s his long-standing creative relationship with Dave (Lx has been behind the camera for the bulk of Dave’s hits, including “100M’s”, “Samantha” and “Thiago Silva”). But by now his list of credits is so expansive that settling on a signature video depends entirely on who you ask. Since working with Dave, he’s notched up credits with Young T & Bugsey, Potter Payper, 808INK, Sinead Harnett, DC, Knucks, MoStack, Geovarn, Ebenezer and NSG. If there’s one thread running through his varied output, it’s a cinematic stillness. You can see it in the scenes of Dave and SG Lewis stacking shelves in the “100M’s” video and, more recently, in the warehouse-set visuals for DC and Knucks’ collaborative cut, “Bobby & Rowdy”.

Some of the artists he’s directed: DC, Knucks, 808INK, Loyle Carner, Dave, J Hus