Video Premiere: Burning House - Post Party Stress Disorder

The sounds of San Francisco, Paris and Berlin rolled into one electro-funk workout, with some ace surreal animation.
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The sounds of San Francisco, Paris and Berlin rolled into one electro-funk workout, with some ace surreal animation.

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Burning House is made up of beatmaker extraordinaire Chief Xcel (from seminal hip hop group Blackalicious) and keyboardist and vocalist Herve Salters (General Elektriks). This month they release the debut album Walking Into A Burning House on French label Naive Records. The second single, Post Party Stress Disorder, is a gorgeous slice of pure French electro pop, with a brilliant animated video from the creative mind of Arno Salters, who had this to say about it:

"I wanted to imagine what kind of party would give you "Post Party Stress Disorder. And I felt like it should be quite dark and surreal but also true to the upbeat "dance" nature of the track. And this is what came out of my head.

The process was really interesting - first I did a very LoFi shoot with the main character (performed by Olivier Casamayou), which i edited into a live version of the video. This live action "animatic" was then pain-stakingly rotoscoped and distorted by grandmaster animator Joseph Pierce.

And this process gave the video its surprising aesthetic of loosely surreal imagery combined with distinctly realistic motion."

Catch Burning H0use at Cargo, 15th October. Tickets here

Click here to visit the Burning House official page