November 25, 2008

The video for Michna’s “Triple Chrome Dipped” – the opening track from his excellent debut Magic Monday – is a collaboration between Michna and Philly-based video artist System D-128. Filmed entirely on a Hi8 analog camcorder purchased in 1989, the clip creates on odd but heartfelt contrast between the song’s slick hip-hop strut and its accompanying imagery: nostalgic footage of Adrian Michna’s coming-of-age in New York in the early `90s. Throughout the video, lo-fi computer graphics flit across the screen, giving the sequences a surreal, DayGlo mood to match the music.