Late in 2011 South African bands and artists JR, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Locnville, Van Coke Kartel, aKING and Thieve merged their talents and genres to collaborate on a unique version of Corey Hart’s 1984 hit Sunglasses at Night. The official music video for the track was just released today, brought to you by Ray-Ban and made by Cape Town based creative partnership Tommy Tucker.
The music video was filmed at various locations across Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs, culminating in an Uno Turbo street race between Laudo Liebenberg of aKING and Francois van Coke of Van Coke Kartel. The video was directed and produced by Philip Erasmus of Tommy Tucker, filmed and edited by David Swart and additional footage was done by Jaco â€˜Snakeheadâ€™ Venter.
Ray-Ban South Africa initiated the project as part of their ongoing love affair with local music and has made the song freely downloadable atÂ www.ray-ban.com/southafrica.
Upon receiving a copy of the track Corey Hart commented, “I’m flattered by their choice of single for this project, I think they did a slamming hip on the song”. Which we’re guessing means ‘a great job’.
Directed and produced by Philip Erasmus.
Filmed and edited by David Swart.
Additional footage by Snakehead Venter.
Song produced by Fred den Hartog.