Toe Jam by The BPA feat. David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal

Update: This is getting pulled down all over, so watch it while you can.

I saw this video yesterday but didn’t have the volume on while I watched it, I was watching for it’s supposed cheeky use of nudity and censor bars. Well I saw mention of the video again this morning, only this time I saw that it was a music video for a band called The BPA (Brighton Port Authority) and that it featured David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal. I didn’t really think the censor bar thing was that funny, I mean it’s a clever idea, but it wasn’t as clever as I thought it was going to be. What is amazing though is the song itself. David Byrne was totally made for this song, like I want this to play on repeat all day long today. I am a little confused why they needed Dizzee Rascal for that 10 second part he did, but I’m thankful it was so short, I’m not a fan.

You might not want to watch this if you’re at work, someone will probably lame and think you’re watching porn, but you could definitely leave it playing in the background while you listen to the song.


13 Comments Toe Jam by The BPA feat. David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal

  1. Eugene June 17, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Awesome song. I’m not a big fan of Dizzee Rascal’s own music, but I loved him for that one Basement Jaxx song, “Lucky Star”. Btw, good luck job-hunting as well. I’m also currently unemployed on the opposite coast.

  2. Eugene June 17, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Oh hey it’s Brighton Port Authority, not British.

  3. Bobby June 17, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Nick June 17, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Thanks this is great apart from the lame Dizzee Rascal rap, that guy is simply crap. What anyone rates him is beyond me.

  5. Taylor June 17, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Allow me to be the first of these commenters to express my love for Dizzee Rascal. I can’t say I enjoyed this too much though. Maybe it needed more Dizzee Rascal.

  6. JET June 17, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Annoyingly over-catchy. The simple repetition had me outta there even before Mr Rascal deigned to make an appearance.

  7. Bobby June 17, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    I didn’t realize catchy went out of style? haha

  8. Travis June 17, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Not a huge Dizzee fan here, always found him kind of a buzzkill. Awesome track though. Perhaps we’ll hear it on the next Kitsune Noir mixtape? :)

  9. Nick Zegel June 17, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    I’m a big fan of the first Dizzee Album and when I saw him live his first time through Boston it was amazing. I think it had to do with him being the same age as me at the time and just commanding the stage. At any rate…I agree the potential for this video is enormous and it didn’t totally live up to it…none the less it was rad. Someone with some motion tracking knowledge and a couple of animation artists could turn this concept into something ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD!’

  10. Miss beaux June 18, 2008 at 7:55 AM

    The Brighton Port Authority is Fat Boy Slim and some mates, which is where the catchiness, funky mix and beats are from.

  11. Al aka El Negro Magnifico June 19, 2008 at 1:58 AM

    Both the song and the vid were lots of fun! I’m a late Dizzee convert. Used to hate him.

  12. Tristan Jones June 19, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    i love this song. i am also an enouuuuurrrmous dizzee fan. he’s absolutely ground-breaking.

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