07 Aug Burnt Out Escorts and Pantsula Dancing: The Music Video for Billie Black’s ‘This Simple Pleasure’
Anton du Preez recently returned to New York from Cape Town where he shot some footage of a group of locals who meet up on the weekends to burn out old Dustan V6 escorts and dance panstula style. “They are obsessed with the UK. They arrive with a truck filled with spare tires as they fly British flags on the way to the track,” says Anton, who describes the whole ordeal as a bizarre and totally unique sight to see.
Although the footage was shot as research for an upcoming feature film, Anton didn’t want it to go to waste and he approached the London based label Native Management in the hopes of turning it into a music video. This is how he got in touch with up and coming British singer Billie Black, whose latest single ‘This Simple Pleasure’ is a collaboration with Mura Masa. Upon seeing the footage the duo were immediately keen to use it as the official music video for the track and, simple as that, here it is.
Delft South Pantsula: Aphiwe Nyezi, Philiswa Xhaga and Duncan Maphanga
Phat Boyz: Ghakeem Lawrence (driver), Nasroedeen Lawrence and Aliem Slamadat (pit crew)
Director: Anton du Preez
DOP: Kyle Morland
1st AC: Mavric de Beyer
2nd AC: Matthew Ginsburg
Choreography: Duncan Maphanga
Casting: Candice Hatting @ My Friend Ned
Producer: Daniel Siegler/ Now&Partners
Production Assistant: Helanzi Dreyer
Editor: Mimma Petrovic
Colorist: Michael Rossiter @ the mill
Car sponsored by: Sabber and Najiedah Lawrence