Thursday, 9 June 2011
-Music Videos on My Mind- Dr. Don Don’s King of the Stars
Oh, how the simplicity of a cool idea can work wonders, as is evinced by Prad Senanayake's video for Dr. Don Don's King of the Stars.
The video depicts four alien teenagers roaming the suburbs of Melbourne Australia, looking for suitable skate locations to waste time in. The skaters playing aliens are professional skateboarders and close friends, which gives the video a great sense of surreal naturalism.
Australian hip-hop is hardly world renowned, but producer Chasm (brains behind Dr. Dom Dom) has constructed a happy-clappy dance track that perfectly complements these hot summer nights. Some in Australia have compared Don Don to fellow Aussie scratchmasters The Avalanches, but in my opinion the latter were more adventurous in their sampling and arrangements than what Don is.
Still, it's a nice summer tune made all the better with a cracking video to boot.