Watch a Short Film Set to Burial's ''Rival Dealer''
- Words: Kat Leinhart
UK director Ben Dawkins has revealed a short film inspired and scored by the title track from Rival Dealer, Burial's excellent 2013 EP for Hyperdub. Unfolding over 12 minutes, ''Dealer'' trails a London drug dealer through a series of increasingly volatile encounters, playing off the dark soundscapes evoked in Burial's original track—from the sounds of a car swerving through caustic breakbeats to the reverb-drenched melancholy of its closing chords. The film was given the go-ahead by both the Hyperdub label and the elusive producer himself (who, until recently, had largely remained anonymous) and can be watched in full below.
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