N.A.S.A. vs. Max Romeo’s »Chase the Devil«

posted on August 14th, 2010 by in Free Download, Video of the Week


While today, Nikes and Clarks often are international rudeboys’ footwear of choice, especially in the 70s and 80s, many Reggae, Punk and Ska aficionados skanked in Doc Martens boots. Actually, many Punks and Ska people rock »Docs« up until today.

The brand turns 50 this year and asked 10 artists to deliver 10 exclusive tracks for that more or less special occasion. 7 of them have been put out so far.

The latest 50 years of Dr. Martens release is N.A.S.A. covering Max Romeo’s and The Upsetter’s classic »Chase the Devil«:

After hours spent crunching real tape loops and experimenting with the dubbing to get exactly the right »stoned, spacey feel«, the production on the track sparkles (via Dr. Martens).

Even more than the track itself, I enjoy the clip to it which was directed by none other than Don Letts:

It was an interesting project as I’d never done animation before and I felt like challenge. I’m usually very »hands on« my projects but with this it was a case of »hands off« and »heads on«. In other words I had to convey what was in my mind to the animators and let them do their thing (via Dr. Martens).

Read the whole interview with Letts over on the Dr. Martens site (where you also find some behind the scenes studio footage with N.A.S.A.), watch the clip above and download the track below.

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Download N.A.S.A. vs. Max Romeo’s »Chase the Devil«