With a rambunctious, unruly spirit and a supercomputer's worth of samples and productions, UK via Brooklyn producers/ DJs Eclectic Method remain fixed at the forefront of the rapidly-emerging audiovisual remix culture.
Now with their debut music single "Outta Sight," their latest collaboration with Public Enemy's Chuck D, the postmodern group - which includes founding members Jonny Wilson, Geoff Gamlen and Ian Edgor - get to fully showcase their own electro and hip hop inspired production. In true EM form, keeping one eye on the past and the other aimed squarely at the future, it only made sense for the trio to collaborate with one of music’s legends Public Enemy's Chuck D.
With an experimental yet playful, punk attitude, the group has been pioneering audio and video remix creations and the very notion of how to rock a crowd for nearly a decade. The group’s bona fides speaks for itself: Every figurehead of every genre, from U2, Phish, Fatboy Slim and the Bob Marley Family to every cutting edge lifestyle brand including MTV and Twitter plus major global events for the likes of Twitter, Activision, Mashable have requested their talented skills in some shape or form.
In 2009, on behalf of the aptly titled film "Copyright Criminals," the group performed a set with Chuck D and legendary James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was a perfect marriage: Stubblefield, whose work on "Funky Drummer," "Cold Sweat" and countless others have made him one of the most sampled musicians in history; Chuck D, whose albums pioneered the use of samples in hip-hop and whose vocal lines have been endlessly recycled by others; and Eclectic Method, the glorious bastard children of an era where the parameters of sampling and recontextualization are boundless. It is this very lineage that Chuck D refers to when dropping the lines "it's not audio-visual, we living in the visual-audio age" and "outta sight, outta mind, we don't matter, they don't mind."
DIRECTED BY Jonny Wilson
CAMERA BY Maria Diaz
CONCEPT BY Eclectic Method, Joshua Gross & Rick McKinney