London’s hitmaking imprint, Perfect Havoc today reveals the official music video for summer single, ‘This Town’, by double platinum artist, Tobtok, Billboard Dance #1 producer, Mahalo, and veteran vocalist, Timpo. Now available to view on YouTube, the video for ‘This Town’ came about after a huge wave of support for the track since release on 17th July 2020. The deep house single now boasts 1.1million streams on Spotify, over 3 million views on Tik Tok and a total of 6 plays across the UK’s biggest youth radio station, BBC Radio 1. Set in an eerie lockdown London, and following one girl’s quest to communicate her existence in the universe via a Pokémon GO-style mission around the city, the video for This Town plays out like a mini dystopian movie yet remains full of hope, very much like the reality of 2020.
Perfect Havoc knows more than a thing or two about what makes a quality release and video to boot. Since 2015, the label (founded by Adam Griffin and Robert Davies) has hit half a billion global streams, has three UK Top 10 singles, and it currently holds the record for the longest-running No.1 single in 2020 in the UK with Joel Corry & MNEK ‘Head & Heart’.
‘This Town’ was produced by Perfect Havoc mainstay, Tobtok who demonstrates yet again on this release, why he is leading the new wave of Swedish electronic music DJ / producers. Globally he has generated over 300+ million streams, is a favourite with reputed labels such as Ministry of Sound, Astralwerks and Kitsune, and receives consistent DJ and radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, KISS FM, and Capital Xtra.
For ‘This Town’ Tobtok joined forces with the Hawaii-born, California-residing, Mahalo in a debut collaboration. Also one of the fastest rising names in global dance music, Mahalo has been championing his own sound of “liquid house” on Tiesto’s AFTR:HRS Records, Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records, and in his debut on Perfect Havoc which saw ‘So Cold’ rise to the No. 1 spot after 15 weeks in the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, and clock an impressive 20 million global streams along the way. Completing the three-way collaboration on ‘This Town’ is the in-demand singer and songwriter, Timpo, who has sold millions of records worldwide as co-writer for some of the biggest names in the biz, from MK to the Pet Shop Boys and Eli Brown to Paloma Faith.
The video for ‘This Town’ begins with a street-savvy looking, young girl sliding a cassette into a tape player. With the ominous graffiti ‘Stay Home’ sprawled in the background, she hits play and starts to sing along to Timpo’s vocals. Data begins to appear on a device strapped to her bike that informs her: ‘New Target Detected’. Meandering through the streets of an abandoned London on her bike, the girl captures a trail of symbols, which lead her to the location of a small girl who hands over a strange device. The video climaxes as the device transmits a signal around the world, leaving the viewer feeling hopeful that the young girl has communicated her existence to someone else on earth.
With themes of determination and hope, the video for ‘This Town’ is a reflection of the current climate in 2020.