Favorite ThisBeats Antique premieres Skeleton Key Official Music Video on The Untz

Published: December 13, 2012

No one has been more effective at carving out a singular niche in the vastly overpopulated dance music scene than Beats Antique. The lavish trio of David Satori, "Sidecar" Tommy Cappel, and Zoe Jakes seamlessly blend the old world with the new. Balkan folk songs and instrumentation brush up against the most modern of beats and technology. The intoxicating fusion of warm strings with the synthetic precision of raw bass has garnered a diverse fan base of intellectually curious and EDM addicts.

We're thrilled to present a brand new vision from the Beats Antique crew. A band known for its spectacular live shows, which feature masquerade animalia, circus acts, and of course the hypnotizing dance troupe led by Jakes, the video for "Skeleton Key" takes a left-turn (as one could only expect from Beats) with an intricate stop-motion scene that dives headlong into the old-timey world of freaks and geeks from days gone by. Basia Goszczynska pitched the concept to Beats, who immediately latched on to her unique vision. Goszczynska then designed, shot, and edited the entire video, including the miscroscopy footage, the stop-motion animation, and the creature creation. The stunning visuals are accompanied by a thudding beat decorated with ancient stringed instruments and a dazzling array of effects.

"Skeleton Key" is the latest single from Beats Antique's Contraption, Vol. 2, available now. Beats will be wrapping up 2012 with a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Convergence, taking place at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on the historically significant Winter Solstice, Dec. 21st. Then the trio travels to Portland for a two-night, Dec. 27-28th, heads to Tahoe for a quick appearance at SnowGlobe Festival, and then celebrates the New Year in Seattle with a headlining show at the Paramount Theater.

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