Twerking Robot Tries to Save Dance-deprived World in Basement Jaxx's New Video

Director Saman Kesh Behind Futuristic Japanese Sci-Fi Film

Published on Jul 21, 2014

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British duo Basement Jaxx has turned out some unusual films to promote its infectious dance tunes -- like this 2001 classic for "Where's Your Head At" directed by Traktor. The band today unveiled its latest insane film, for "Never Say Never," off its upcoming album Junto.

Directed by Saman Kesh (who most recently shot Bret Easton Ellis-voiced videos for Placebo), the futuristic sci-fi clip centers on a team of researchers striving to bring dance back to a world that's become like Bomont from Footloose, where people have stopped throwing down the moves. The scientists' solution? A twerking robot, aka TW3RK-BOT 1.0, who can compete with the best of the butt jigglers. The idea is set in Japan, appropriately enough, a culture where lifelike dolls and robots increasingly are becoming part of popular culture.

Junto drops August 25, 2014.

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Jul 21, 2014
Basement Jaxx
Saman Kesh
Production Company:
Executive Producer:
Matt Factor
Executive Producer:
Shelly Townsend
Line Producer:
Courtney Davies
John Moule
Director, Photography:
Guillermo Garza
Twerk-Bot Design and Build:
Alterian Inc.
Twerk-Bot Design and Build:
Tony Gardner
Twerk-Bot Design and Build:
Lilo Tauvao
Twerk-Bot Design and Build:
Peter Chevako
Wardrobe Stylist:
Michelle Thompson
Mandy Brown
Saman Kesh
Production Design:
Greg Lang
Art Director:
Coran Deloy Oberlin
Derek Hansen (MPC)
Sound Design:
Brent Kiser
Assistant Director:
Jesse Sternbaum
Director Assistant:
Brendan Varni
Prologue Music:
Ed Hobbs
Lead Visual Effects Consultant:
Justin Hantz
Lead Visual Effects Artist:
Mike Kelley
Rotoscope Artist:
Moving Picture Company
Graphics and Read-Out Designs:
Cosimo Galluzzi
Read-Out Motion:
Mike Kelley
Read-Out Motion:
Justin Hantz
Read-Out and 'Add to Cart' CG:
Saman Kesh

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