Permission to rage — prepare to become unhinged with Anton Tammi and Pekko

01 June 2016
Myriah Turner

Director Anton Tammi, from Helsinki to Brooklyn, teamed up with Pekko, Finnish analog techno and DJing producer, to deliver a beautifully chaotic music video for his track entitled, Hunger. Once you watch this video, you're like 'whoa this dude is super human — he wants you to see not only his dirt, but his heart'.

Pekko’s tune is vivid and pulsating, that keeps you rushing forward, teasing with the unexpected crash. And Anton Tammi’s captivating image hits hard and keeps your eyes glued to the screen.

Thirty seconds into the video and you're already feeling liquid-y and dreaming of the possibilities of this endeavor. There is a hard edge to the band of misfits that are causing chaos and uproar throughout their journey.

I felt a severe link to films such as; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Trainspotting, and A Clockwork Orange, and a dash of Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version of Romeo + Juliet.

Anton Tammi: “Before shooting, Pekko and I spent hours watching old trailers from 60's to early 90's mainly stuff from B-class action films. For us, the trailers of those films captured some very interesting moods, some more thrilling than the movies itself.

The original idea changed a lot along the way, but the first spark came from Brock Landers. Then Pekko had watched Boogie Nights and was impressed by the "Angels Live In My Town" scene. It's a fictional movie trailer. He hoped that something like that could be turned into a music video. I knew the sequence well and got excited.”

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Pekko is actually a part of the menacing bunch - blonde hair, sunglasses, and a gun. The film is organized grit that has you salivating, the images consistently evolving to more madness and bigger reactions.

There is a baiting of sorts that happens 2:25 where a series of pressures are connected in a rapid succession; the strike of a lighter, the swing of a baseball bat, the pull of a trigger, and a cascade of falling bullets. This scene is powerful in a triumphant way causing your senses to expand and almost cringe to the actualities of these nearly simple actions.

"Experimenting — I want my videos to feel and look like me."

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The video moves to a series of shots that are unnervingly calm. There is also a strong presents of nature that nearly infringes on the constant mayhem delivered by the characters. The film is lifted by a scene of hypotonic neon vomit and closes with a strikingly self-righteous image both glorifying the upheaval and bringing the glorious tyrant to a sensational simmer.

Anton Tammi antontammi.com

Pekko soundcloud.com/truepekko

Myriah Turner

Myriah Turner

Toronto / Amsterdam
Myriah Turner likes her words shaken not stirred. A Canadian with a powerful pen, she is known for her poetic stylings on discoFlesh, her dreamy voice over and her constant contributions to the electronic dance music scene. Having a strong connection with Amsterdam, Myriah Turner is currently based in Toronto, with an endless supply of pens and paper.