FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 |
Posted by: Mike Montemarano
Vic Mensa and Skrillex's song, "No Chill" has a new and hyperactive music video to accompany it. Beginning with a series of fast-paced shots of Tokyo and a strange monologue from an anonymous, dust-mask wearing Tokyo resident who discusses discovering some sort of nightlife she cohabitates with several tattoo-clad members.
In a dizzying and inebriating journey, the two musicians team up to take the viewer through several rooms that are covered in chrome and neon at every square inch. It looks as though these rooms were designed with one purpose in mind: to give people headaches. With that in mind, Skrillex and Vic Mensa have found the perfect place to export their latest booming and buzzing track...a place with visual noise levels which match the auditory loudness present in "No Chill" for sure.
If anything, the video raises more questions about the electronic dance music following in Tokyo than it answers: "where is this? who are these people? are they okay?" are questions which all come to mind. This particular dizzying Tokyo underworld seems disorienting and most definitely not a place designed with intentions of chill. The nightlife which has been orchestrated is an electrically charged atmosphere where anything goes, a haven for those who want to crank things up about 20 notches.