A new video from hip-hop duo, Tongue Helmet, channels ’70s exploitation movies and the ‘buddy cop’ trope.
Taking inspiration from the work of Quentin Tarantino and Spike Jonze’s memorable video for Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’, this new video for the track ‘Sunstroke’ from Tongue Helmet embraces the look and feel of the exploitation era of film.
Playing a pair of cops, Timbuktu and Danny Miles are on the hunt for an illusive bird-headed super-villain. Just as they have him in their grasp things take a turn for the weird.
The video was directed by creative collective, shykids.
About Tongue Helmet | Timbuktu (Tim Wallace), a veteran of the underground hip hop scene, is a prolific emcee, producer, and mix engineer known for using charm and a twist of dark humour to get his anomalous lyrics across. A key member of the Canada-wide Backburner collective, and the groups Teenburger and Swamp Thing, Timbuktu has released countless records and received multiple award nominations including an ECMA, MNS, and a London Music Award.
Danny Miles is best known as the drummer of Juno Award-winning alternative band July Talk, and brings a vast array of musical chips to the table. Miles’ roots and influences come from decades of underground alternative rock and hip hop music; his heavy groove based drums and alternative ear push the project into the realm inhabited by the likes of The Dust Brothers, Dan the Automator, or DJ Shadow.
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