And the weirdest video of the year award goes to….A-Trak and Tommy Trash. It’s like a cross between one of Tyler, the Creator’s cartoonish visuals and the decapitation fest that is Flying Lotus’ ‘Ready Err Not‘ video. There’s nothing near the gratuitous gore in FlyLo’s visual but there are hyper-extended heads knocking stomachs, faces leaping off heads, eyes springing out of sockets and faces shaking hands (yes, the laws of nature don’t apply here). All these movements are synchronized to the catchy drums and handclaps on ‘Lose My Mind’, the latest collaborative effort between Canadian DJ-producer A-Trak and Australian counterpart Tommy Trash. Between the two of them are 30-odd years of beatmaking and remixing experience traversing a host of genres. Among the notable names they’ve worked with individually are Kanye West, Juicy J, Danny Brown, Moguai and Sebastian Ingrosso.
A-Trak and Tommy Trash previously worked together on the title track of A-Trak’s 2012 EP ‘Tuna Melt‘ and the electronic music masterminds have extended their chemistry to good effect on Lose My Mind, released on A-Trak’s label Fool’s Gold. Here’s to more club bangers and way out-the-box videos.
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