Chris Daly sees colors.
I appreciate that in today’s fast paced world, the Interwebs provide any number of entertainment options for your viewing pleasure. Let’s face it, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to purvey every video wormhole that wends its way in your direction. I mean, for the love of Yeezus, you have neither the time nor the patience for tardy pastries, yet alone superfluous online videos. Keeping this in mind, here’s a quick quiz to determine whether or not L.A. beatsmith TokiMONSTA’s new video for Clean Slate is worth your while.
1. Do you dig spacey beats played behind the vocal stylings of fellow L.A. artist, long time collaborator Gavin Turek.
2. Do you model your wardrobe after teenage, Asian ravers?
3. Do you consider the anti-substance examples of such luminaries as John Belushi and Hunter S. Thompson mere high scores waiting to be beaten?
4. Do you think your true calling actually is to direct anime targeted towards young girls and post-ironic, 20-something-year-old men?
If you answered yes to any of the above, odds are this is a trip worth taking. Produced by Four Clops (Jeff Greco and Eli Stonberg), the interactive video follows an Easter Egg-dyed Toki and Gav as a cartoon spaceship alternately drops them off and picks them up from a grassy hillside, forested waterfall and rocky oceanfront. While the two ladies are rocking out at each location, you, the viewer, have the opportunity to insert dancing, cartoon aliens (as opposed to the real kind) into the action. That’s OK, take a second to re-read the description, I don’t blame you, it is a bit much to process. The good news is, assuming you’re well stocked on your preferred illicit substance, it’s guaranteed to be the trippiest, if not most enjoyable, four-minutes-plus you’ll spend today.