I wasn’t really sure what I was going to write for this first video of Diplo and Lunice’s amazing remix of Deerhunter’s ‘Helicopter’, when I remembered that I was still holding onto another video for Nujabes’ ‘Luv (sic) pt. 2’. What’s the connection? Well, aside from the fact that both are sublimely gorgeous songs that you’re all going to love instantly, the videos both incorporate slow motion footage of normal people to enhance the songs, the effect of which makes the ordinary feel extraordinary.
We start out in the Deerhunter video with Russian people walking about, going about their daily lives, while time slowly moves forward and sometimes even backwards. The Diplo and Lunice remix adds these fluttery beats to the song which makes it feel like you’re floating through these people’s lives. It’s the kind of song where if it came on in the club (and you were at least partially intoxicated) time would seem to slow to a crawl in the best way possible.
Deerhunter – Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix)
I’m still not really sure why I’ve waited this long to share our second video. I found this several months ago and instantly fell in love with how quirky, weird, and yet oddly moving this video was. The director of the video filmed various Japanese people running towards the camera, doing their best Monty Python silly walk impression, while filming the whole affair in slow motion. It’s really funny, but also kind of sweet, in no small part because of the song playing over it. Nujabes does hip-hop with jazz samples and this song has a fantastic saxophone loop that sounds like something out of a romantic film noir. The whole thing together really defies my poor excuse at trying to explain it, so you should just check it out for yourself and let me shut up.
Nujabes feat. Shing02 – Luv (sic) pt. 2