“House pioneer Felix Da Housecat tapped Lee “Scratch” Perry’s legendarily good vibes for “The Natural,” which is both a standout and the most recent track to be given the visual treatment from Felix’s recently released Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion LP.” – FADER
Today, FADER premieres the latest video from Felix Da Housecat for “The Natural” ft. Lee Scratch Perry.
While the track was realized the old-fashioned way: with Felix and the legendary Perry heading into the studio to record alongside Perry’s bandmates from the 70’s, the video is decidedly more high tech.
Directed by Jon Conklin and produced by Devon James Stewart, “The Natural” video captured each artist on a green screen then digitized footage so that it reacts with the audio.
The digital effect is modeled after a piece of hardware called the Rutt Etra Video Synthesizer. Designed by Steve Rutt and Bill Etra in 1970, it was the first ever device of its kind that allowed you to manipulate video rasterization with audio signal.
For this video Conklin recreated the effect digitally, using the track’s bassline as the visual and sonic touchpoint so that video signal breaks up into scan lines and pulses every time the bass note hits.
Watch the video HERE
“Thee Upsetter Lee Scratch Perry..And I would like 2 Blast your ILLUSION .. Lose yourself from Thee Worldly World..and Universe your Soul 2 “The Natural” =^,,^=” – Felix Da Housecat