Skrillex's music can feel like a post-apocalyptic EDM bacchanal. Now he's a got a new video to make the feeling literal.
"Ragga Bomb," a highlight off his surprise-release debut LP, "Recess," is built on ominous dancehall toasting from the London duo Ragga Twins and a typically heavy, noisy dubstep production. Here, it gets a foreboding yet rowdy new clip from director Terence Neale.
Shot on location in South Africa, the video finds a bombed-out urban grid turned into a bleak-hued rave. The striking costumes are equal parts militant and animist, and the video features some arresting, hard-jerking dance moves and ominous streetscapes.
That is, until the lightsaber wars begin among its dancers.
Skrillex doesn't appear in the clip, but the video does a credible job of capturing his moves into more sinister, tribal territory on "Recess." Watch it below.
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