Video Premiere: Max Romeo "Protest to M1 (Pacheko Remix)"
This animated piece of visual psychedelia comes to us courtesy of director/creator Igor Bastidas and Caracas, Venezuela-based producer Pacheko (a proponent of his city's so-called "raptor house" scene), who remixed veteran reggae artist Max Romeo's "Protest to M1" for the accompanying track. The spacey, dubwise sounds of the tune prove to be an ideal soundtrack for Bastidas' surreal visuals; the slow groove matches the video's hypnotic pace, the heavy delay and reverb compliment its otherworldly look, and the underlying political tension of Romeo's vocal track lyrically illustrates the dystopian story of the clip. This is a solid piece of work all around. If you dig Pacheko's track, look for it on Senseless Records.