Thursday, February 4, 2010

Celluloid Bachelor #52: Junk Culture "West Coast"

Sorry for the lull in video posting - sometimes life gets in the way. However, I'm happy to be back, and even happier to be able to post a clip that, for those of you who dig it, comes from a band who will be in Cleveland tonight.

Today's video comes from mash-up artist Junk Culture (aka Deepak Mantena). His work immediately calls to mind that of another artist with Cleveland connections, Girl Talk (aka Greg Gillis), which is unsurprising considering Junk Culture's debut EP, West Coast, was released by the same label that handles Girl Talk. This video is for the EP's title track, and features Mantena drumming along to the samples in what looks to be an empty lot with a video screen set up behind showing various experimental and found images. Later, the video evolves into a psychadelic skater shoot that loses some of the visual narrative consistency, but still looks cool and works well with the sound.

Junk Culture is performing TONIGHT at Now That's Class, for those interested.

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