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PREMIERE: Get High Amongst the Stars for Jay Mayne's Video "In the Dark"

Chop trees where no man has chopped trees before: in space!

by Adria Young
Jun 17 2015, 3:15pm

For years, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia rapper and skateboarder Jay Mayne has been grinding the underground, releasing track after track on his Soundcloud and starting the #ChopTrees movement, a euphemism for either smoking weed or selling weed (probably both), in Nova Scotia. But for his FIFTEENTH mixtape release, Jay Mayne has teamed up with the tech god Jon Eisener for space odyssey “In the Dark.” A total achievement in animation, the video was created digitally, tracked in 3D and then transferred to VHS. “To create the glitches, we rubbed magnets, scratched and even spit on the tape,” explains Eisener. “And with a song like, ‘In the Dark,’ I don’t think anything can get as dark as the cold, empty void of space.”

Adria Young is a writer living in Halifax - @adriayoung