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Maxim Kelly Dazzles Django Django for Music Video Spirals

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Caviar teamed up with the London filmmaker and photographer Django Django's tantalising return
Maxim Kelly Dazzles Django Django for Music Video Spirals

London based filmmaker and photographer Maxim Kelly has teamed up with Because Music’s Django Django to create a visually dazzling music video to accompany the release of their new single Spirals. Its their first new material since the 'Winter’s Beach' EP in 2018, and an utterly compelling glimpse at what’s to come. 

Sounding invigorated and more energised than ever, Spirals doubles as a tantalising return to form as well as a rousing call to arms. Beginning with elegant circling synths that grow into a never-more-relevant anthem to hope, it uses the image of DNA to muse on the connections we have as humans being stronger than the divisions. One of the tracks specifically written as part of the forthcoming live set, its dynamics are galvanising: a steady accumulation of joyous energy. The video takes the viewer on a psychedelic journey through multiple spinning mandalas. Following a series of visually innovative videos from the band, Spirals perfectly sits alongside their previous canon of work. Kelly delves into the process further: 

“The approach behind Spirals by Django Django was to translate the psychedelic trip through The Victorian technique of the phénakisticope. The visual illusion generated by spinning the disks at the correct speed coupled with the shutter of a camera is both confusing and hypnotic. I was drawn to how the animations flow in and out, drifting and duping the mind and then back again. This felt a lot like the psychedelic experience to me. The challenge was to fuse the old with the modern. The analogue and the digital. Updating and modernising the technique.” 

The single will be available to stream and download on all the usual digital platforms and also as a 10” vinyl b/w exclusive track The Ark, available from www.djangodjango.co.uk and all independent record shops. 


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PRODUCTION COMPANY: CAVIAR

DIRECTOR: MAXIM KELLY

EP: DANIELLA MANCA

PRODUCER: STEPHANIE PAEPLOW

PRODUCTION MANAGER: DAPHNE DO

DOP: JORDAN BUCK

ART DIRECTOR: JESS MORGAN

1ST AD: KERRY GREEN

FOCUS PULLER: EMMA FRIEND

DIT: MICHAEL MCDUFFIE

GRIP: BOBBY BROWN

GAFFER: JONO YATES

ELECTRICIAN: MILO SMYTH

EDITOR: CHARLIE REDDIE @ HOMESPUN

POST: NOMAD

VFX: MARTIN GOODWIN

COLOUR: FELIPE SZULC

POST PRODUCER: LIV LAWTON

LABEL: BECAUSE MUSIC

COMMISSIONER: JOHN HASSAY

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

Caviar, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 17:42:57 GMT