’90s rave footage video by award-winning director Charlie Robins & rising London artist Jasper Tygner

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Director Charlie Robins has worked with household names Rudimental, Dusky, Jeshi, Emeli Sandé, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Jessie Ware. 

“The film is essentially a homage to those bleary-eyed, majestic nights out – particularly those old raves off the M25 from the early ‘90s,” Charlie enthuses. “Jasper’s music spoke to my soul and reminded me of the best times back in the day. The magic of a shared experience on the dance floor is something we have all been pining for, for way too long. This video was a chance to jog the memory and stir the spirits. We put a call for everyone to send in personal footage of them partying. We got some class bits from friends, family, as well my own personal phone stash (don’t judge) and specifically shot moments with Jasper and pals having an actual party. Add to that some archive reels from yesteryear and it became this crazy dreamlike madness.”

Stock footage of ravers embracing freedom and togetherness is interwoven with hazy shots of Jasper partying with his mates, and we’re left gripped by this shared need for escapism in both the past and the present. With clubs closed nationwide, footage of Britain’s storied rave movement fed Jasper Tygner’s creative drive during lockdown, with the result being an EP dipped in ‘90s euphoria.

Jasper explains: “That’s Too Slow was written mid-lockdown while inspiration was sparse so I turned to old ‘90s footage and photographs of the UK’s early raves. Searching for material from in and out of the club, the hazy walks back home, the groups of people chilling post rave and the ravers wandering around eager to keep going. After Charlie contacted me, I sent over the footage and photos I had cited for the track. The video really shows a journey through a night from start to end.”

Taken from Jasper’s post-rave-influenced ‘Eyes Open’ EP on London label Silver Bear Recordings, it follows singles ‘Kashmer’ and ‘Never Leave’, his first label signings, which bagged the emerging producer and multi-instrumentalist from North London high praise from Radio 1, 1Xtra and Radio 6 Music, while his Bedroom Rave studio sessions on Instagram went viral and captured the attention of dance heavyweights Bicep, DJ Seinfeld, KiNK and Tom Misch.

Jasper Tygner ‘Eyes Open’ EP out now on Silver Bear Recordings

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