Motivado Turns 80s TV Show Footage into Sinister, Mesmerizing “Profiterol” Video

After releasing EP Profiterol last November, Chilean producer Motivado, along with the guys from Discos Pegaos, have finally made a music video for the title track.

The cheerful video was directed by Rosario González, the mind behind Fakuta’s “Despacio” and Dënver’s “Estilo de Vida,” and it’s entirely made of footage from an 80s Chilean TV show called Super Hockey. Images of young people happily cheerleading and performing roller skating exhibitions are slowed down to a disorienting degree, and the director often focuses on faces from the audience, including 80s moms smoking and kids having a bad time. Paired with the song, which is a somber and tense house number driven by a steady synth arpeggio and the infallible 4-on-the-floor kick, the effect is really bizarre, and we’re digging it.

Motivado, whose real name is Mario Martínez, is also sharing a free download of Profiterol Remixes, a remix compilation of the aforementioned EP, where he rallied some of his friends from the Ibero-American electronic music scene, all of them with different backgrounds. Here we have recent Cómeme signee Dany F and Valladolid duo Disko Selectors, both reworking “Profiterol,” with the former translating it into his tropical vocabulary, and the latter pumping up what’s already there. Labelmate Valesuchi steps way out of her comfort zone and entirely flips the sensuous “Universo,” transforming it into a cinematic and weird experimental track filled with spoken word samples about physics and science. Closing the EP, we have Argentina’s Barrio Lindo‘s take on “Histeria,” and he successfully brings it into his folkloric territory.

Profiterol Remixes is out now on Discos Pegaos and will be available for free for two weeks.