Joker
“Back In The Days” (featuring Buggsy, Shadz, Scarz & Double [KHK-SP])

Like how they’s clothes change after exiting the building? It definitely defines the audio/visual of “Back in the Days.” First of all, the video unintentionally (yet brilliantly) follows the way Tree of Life progresses as a memory montage through various chopped, blurred, and quickly obscured profiles of each musician. Maybe it was intentional, but under a very convincing amateurish light. Second, the way in which the video was shot presents the song’s lack of interest in being over-the-top. And at the video’s end, it’s just them blokes, on stage, enjoying the “sou-ou-ong” because we all listening.

More so, they create symbiosis: Buggsy cutting lyrics with the video-frame cuts, Shadz vocalizing Joker’s woozy beat, and Scarz and Double (KHK-SP) subconsciously (maybe) repping egolessness. Scarz being driven by Joker on a motorcycle. Double (KHK-SP) looking off camera always, almost accidentally. Evey one at the concert with they hands up. “Joker,” *crosses arms*. Conclusion, @random lady in beginning, just let them dudes have fun. ‘Cause I’ll be having my fun November 8 when Joker’s debut album The Vision hits the US (November 7 in the UK) via 4AD.

• Joker: http://www.myspace.com/thejokerproductions
• 4AD: http://4ad.com

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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