Earlier this year Rob Swire’s latest project, Knife Party, released their massive hit, “Internet Friends.” Six months later, we still had no video for this masterful track; well, we didn’t until last week when some fans released this gem online.
Now bordering on one hundred thousand hits in just a week on YouTube, this video is taking the EDM online community by storm and for good reason. I know we are late, but this video is absolutely filthy!
Tom Kanschat completely caught me off guard with his crazy interpretation of the Knife Party sensation. Frankly, this video is pure genius! Kanschat manages to capture the disturbing visuals we love about electro-house music videos while throwing in a romantic comedy facade on top. Now, I know romantic comedies are a sharp departure from the dirtiness of “Internet Friends,” but Kanschat makes it work.
After the drop the video takes off. Kanschat’s work becomes what it has to be: a team of psychotic women running around killing random men who abandon Facebook at the whim of a strung out Mark Zuckerberg (at least I think it’s Mark Zuckerberg).
Kanschat did a one-eighty on this track and transformed it into a giant conspiracy by the Facebook founder trying to control the world. While most music videos simply play out the story of the song, Kanschat built his own narrative around Knife Party’s massive work and it turned out ridiculously brilliant. This video made my week and I am now a little afraid to leave Facebook – ever.
Check back on Monday to see our review of Knife Party’s highly anticipated EP, Rage Valley.
UPDATE: The review for Rage Valley is up!