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4 September 2019

Pan-Fried (ft. Kojo Funds)

by Andrew MacGregor

Kano: “Pan-Fried (ft. Kojo Funds)” - 3 mins 45s

This may lack the emotional punch of Kano's last outing, but director Taichi Kimura's promo for 'Pan-Fried' still has a fresh, spontaneous charm all of its own. Set in Kano's native East London, the piece juxtaposes shots of urban neglect with scenes of those who "celebrate life non-stop" because they "made it off the block".

As guest vocalist Kojo Funds offers his own Auto-Tune-heavy take on growing up in the East End, Kano wanders the streets... and soaks one with a bottle of champagne into the bargain. That Kimura and DP Aaron Reid capture all this as day gradually turns to night only adds to the track's sense of transformation, culminating in an after-hours rave outside the local corner shop.

Commissioner: Sam Seager
Film Production: Caviar Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Taichi Kimura Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: James Cross
Production Ass'nt: Georgiana Clark
Executive Producer: Daniella Manca
Cinematographer: Aaron Reid
1st AC / Focus Puller: Gabriel Ross
Art Department: Jess Morgan
Make-Up: Gemma Stafford
Editor: Taichi Kimura
Colourist: Tim Smith @ Cheat

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