Having recently charted on both the Billboard Heatseekers and Dance charts with his most recent album Zion, which also peaked at #2 on the iTunes Dance chart and #1 on both the Beatport and Bandcamp charts, prolific multi-instrumentalist and producer Savant has teamed up with award-winning music video director Mike Diva to premiere his most ambitious music video to date, exclusively with UKF.
Set to the track ‘Kali 47,’ this video was years in the making, and takes on the classic spaghetti western story, within a futuristic world featuring a cast of heroes and villains draped in elaborate steampunk costumes.
Using Savant’s tumultuous production as the backdrop for his raunchy saloon setting, Diva channels the style of a Quentin Tarantino/Rodriguez production, using quick cuts, intense zooms, and fast camera movements to create an air of aestheticized violence, action, and horror. Chaos ensues as skeleton-faced outlaws burst into the saloon, and the patrons fight back with revolvers from behind overturned tables in a full-tilt John Wayne-style showdown.
Savant’s music is inspired by literature, history, fantasy, and cinema, so it’s no wonder that the video for ‘Kali 47’ makes nods to all of the above. Much like Savant’s music, the video obeys no genre rules at all.