Diplo & Sleepy Tom - Be Right There

10 January Critic Jonni 0 Comments



Is this a serious music video? I'm like stunned right now after watching this. This video definitely has the 90's feel, but does anyone else get the feeling they are watching the visualisations on Windows Media Player? It definitely has that feel, and if you still use Windows Media Player to listen to music, you seriously need to upgrade to a better music platform! Diplo & Sleepy Tom bring back a 90's classic, remix it and make it sound amazing, the video relies heavily on the 90's background and yet switches up the choreography to prove it's new.

Diplo, real name Thomas Pentz, is from America. He is a DJ, producer, rapper, songwriter, the list will probably go on and on. He has been a part of many side projects, which too will probably feature on this blog at some point, because Diplo is releasing hits across the world right now. DJs have definitely come into prominence in recent years, and with club bangers like this one, they're going to be setting the charts alight if they haven't done so already. All Diplo now needs is a number one, and at the rate he is going, he'll get one soon, all by himself. He has already got a number one with Skrillex in the duo Jack Ü called "Where Are Ü Now" which features Justin Bieber. Sleepy Tom, real name Cameron Tatham, is a DJ and producer from Canada. He is just setting off, but if this is anything to go by, this won't be the last we've heard of him. The song is written by Vassal Benford, Ron Spearman, Thomas Pentz and Cameron Tatham. It infuses Jade's "Don't Walk Away", with Kool & The Gang's "Jungle Jazz" and Stevie Wonder's "That Girl". I wish Jade had reformed just to lay new vocals on this track, or they could've used Javine, since she released a cover version of "Don't Walk Away", she seems to be free lately. Instead they used the vocals from Jade's single release.

This video was directed by Dan Streit and Sean Lopez. There's not a lot going on, they have gone for the 90's theme, due to the Jade song, which was definitely a big hit for the band.

The choreography isn't exciting or entertaining. There is a lot of '90 influence in the dance sequences, which definitely goes a long with the whole vibe. Three dancers were used in the filming of the video, these dancers are Fulani Bahati, Asako Hara and Helen Gedlu.

When the music changes so does the choreography, and this really works with this piece. However there isn't a lot to say. At times it makes my eyes go weird.

Overall a banging club tune, that will definitely go down as a classic, one I want to hear in the clubs for the next few years. However a very uninteresting, unexciting and quite bland music video, that fails to keep us entertained and engaged. It relates to the song extremely slightly due to decade the original was released, however it fails to relate to the lyrics or the actual beat behind. This is just dated, and not something I would want to watch.
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