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Basil’s bouncing new video

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Basil’s bouncing new video

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One of the sweetest soca tunes out of Crop Over 2012 now has a video.
Basil Yarde’s Bounce Around (Do What You Feel Like) has garnered almost 3 000 YouTube views since it was released two weeks ago. The track was produced by Dwaine Antrobus.
Directed by Rachelle Mayers, of Mayers Media Inc., and Selwyn Browne, Basil can be seen walking through Bridgetown, partying in a club, getting his hair cut in a barber shop, slamming dominoes at a rum shop and visiting the bandhouse of veteran bandleader Betty West.
“It’s really me,” said Basil, when asked to describe the video in three words.
“I wanted the video shot in these different locations because it needed to be a true representation of who Basil is. Each of these locations has a significance in my life.”
Taking roughly two days to shoot – the morning of one and the evening of the other – Basil added that the candid nature of the video was a reflection of who he was on a daily basis.
With this video behind him, Basil is gearing up for 2013 with new ideas for each project that he intends to take on. He is also writing for himself and others.
Mayers, who also shot Biggie Irie’s Cyan Be Ova video, said it was a pleasure working with Basil.
“The concept of the video was to capture the sweet vibe of the music itself. It’s a fun-loving and slightly old-school soca type of sound; a song that all ages can enjoy.
“So we put Basil in a setting that merges the old school with new school.
“We captured everything that was Bajan: the rum shop, the barber shop feel, the chattel house and the neighbourhood bar/lounge vibe for the party scene. The men at the rum shop were fun,” Mayers said. (NS)