Back in the spring I came across this video when my friend posted it on his Facebook timeline. My wife and I got a pretty big kick out of the dark cynical sense of humour contained in Russell Holman’s Spoken Word piece. As we’re both artists we’ve often felt the pressure of expectations that we get “Real Jobs” and start a family and such, so the anti-career theme here certainly struck a chord.
Naturally, I thought it would make great material for a remix so I commented, a dialog was started, and this is the result.
I think I was channelling some of the dark techy/tribal progressive house I used to listen to in the early 2000s. I spent a lot of time back then driving and listening to Steve Lawler’s Lights Out series.