Hot Sauce Records recording artist ellee ven releases her newest video “You Me Us Oui” featuring rapper Prodéje, on December 8. Directed by David Donihue (who has done videos for underground sensation John Dahlback and Bang Bang Brokers among others) and featuring a driving, uptempo beat and chunky, funky guitars, “You Me Us Oui” showcases ellee ven’s haunting French/English vocals that play off Prodéje’s husky, assertive rapping – very reminiscent of Blondie’s 1981 ground-breaking song, “Rapture”. Indeed, ellee ven positions herself as the Deborah Harry for the New Millennium with “You Me Us Oui”.
ellee ven’s pop-art animated new wave video “You Can Buy Me” took home “Video of the Year” (2007 South Bay (Calif) Music Awards) and helped garner “Electro Pop Artist of the Year” (2007 Los Angeles Music Awards). ven recently released 1920’s’-themed, French-inspired video “All of Me” also featuring Prodéje.
ellee ven is also known for her annual Lexington, KY-based fundraiser Give Into The Groove, whose mission is to show people how many ways there are to give back to one’s community with year-round all-ages affordable philanthropy. She also oversees thevirtualquilt.com, an online art installation where children upload their art to earn money for their schools art department and local charities.