VIDEO: Starkey – Open The Pod Bay Doors

This is the video for the track Open The Pod Bay Doors by Starkey, taken from the upcoming EP of the same name on Ninja Tune. Running with a dystopian theme, and with head-nods towards such visual creations as The Matrix, Battlestar Galactica and Blade Runner, the video focusses around a comatose man and a brunette siren.

With previous hard-hitting releases for Planet Mu under his belt, American dubstep/electronica producer, Starkey, has crafted something slightly more melodic and, dare I say, ‘deep’, with Open The Pod Bay Doors. Almost like an antidote to Skrillex’s dubstep, the sound has been pulled a little away from the atypical chart-dubstep “womp, womp, womp”, and more towards, say, the soulful electronica of Stateless. Make no mistake, it still hits hard, and the rest of this new EP will certainly attest to that fact, but it’s still interesting to note the observation that Starkey has opted to plant himself somewhere in the dubstep middle-ground – be it deliberate or not.