Radio 1, 6Music and 1Xtra-tipped Ted Jasper is today sharing the video for recent single, ‘Back For More’ (out now via Ted Jasper/Au Contraire)- watch here. Directed by film-maker, Charlie Stopford, the video, set in Jasper’s coastal hometown of Cornwall, UK, utilises stop motion editing to mirror the compelling flow of the Jasper’s music. Jasper will be performing in his hometown of Cornwall as part of Boardmasters Festival 2019 on August 11, 2019.
Jasper, who married lyrics to his music for the first time with ‘Back For More’, found inspiration for the track via cult flick, ‘Rounders’. “There’s a little cutaway where a seedy man is lusting after a woman in a club, trying to seduce her,” says Jasper. “She feigns attraction and tricks him, in a really crazy turn of events, down an alleyway. A strange source of inspiration, but I became hooked on the idea of this nasty guy following after this woman not knowing his own fate.”
Speaking about the creation of the video, Stopford says: “It was super inspiring to work off the flow and energy of Ted’s track. It’s always a fun challenge to create moving textures to compliment a vibe and drive the visual momentum of a video. Planning out individual photo frames of stop motion which will eventually marry up with the bpm of a song is incredibly satisfying work when it finally comes together.”
Jasper’s compelling network of downtempo house, hip-hop and jazz has secured previous tips from the likes of Jamz Supernova – who released a smattering of his earlier material via her Future Bounce label, including the ‘One Day’ EP – Giles Peterson (6Music), Phil Taggart (Radio 1) and Laurent Garnier (Boiler Room). Alongside his own material, the London-based artist has previously remixed and worked alongside established names from the world of electronic music, including the likes Robert Owens – part of Chicago’s Fingers Inc. – and Berlin-based Daniel Haaksman.