Hitchhiker “Ding Dong” *Music Video*
–INTERGALACTIC SOUNDS BY WAY OF SOUTH KOREA–
RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR
TRACK BY PREMIER K-POP PRODUCER
FEATURED IN NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM ‘XOXO’
The track “Ding Dong” by the self-proclaimed intergalactic artist by way of Korea known as HITCHHIKER was created exclusively for this past summer’s Netflixoriginal film XOXO, joining works by artists such as Galantis and East & Young, Michael Brun and Grandtheft & Keys N Krates on the film’s soundtrack released via major dance label Big Beat. Now-following its premiere 10/26 via 88 Uprising–the silver robot suit-dawning producer has made available an eccentric video for “Ding Dong,” which he conceptualized and produced himself as an artistic digital play on modern communication.
The origin story of Hitchhiker begins in 1953 with a Satellite circling Earth. As with many traditional and timeless tales, its hero embarked on a selfless quest to change the world…This legend follows a scientist who sent the Satellite into outer space in order to build an ideal sound that would evoke happiness. The scientist’s assistant-an A.I. Satellite-worked diligently to collect sounds from across the world to achieve this goal. Unfortunately, age caught up to the scientist, and he joined the celestial dust of the heavens, but the A.I. Satellite couldn’t and wouldn’t give up the journey. Instead, he made a robot from the body of the Satellite, adopting the apropos codename “Hitchhiker.” So, Hitchhiker jumped to earth to collect the sounds again. He crashed into South Korea first, garnering inspiration from the area’s different, diverse, and dynamic philosophies, art forms, and, of course, music. Wearing his self-constructed silver robot suit, he beamed the “Eleven” song and music video to the masses, and it palpably resounded across the globe in 2014. A beacon of positive energy, electronic elegance, K-Pop flavor, and pop bombast, the track introduced him to listeners everywhere. Earthling emissaries such as Skrillex and Diplo devoutly praised “Eleven,” while BuzzFeed, Wall Street Journal, and more passionately pondered its arrival. In just a year, it racked up over 3.2 million views on YouTube and 1 million-plus Spotify streams.
Now, Hitchhiker’s 2016 capsule “$10” amplifies that aura exponentially. Merging more wonderfully warped visuals, a kinetic and propulsive groove, and an immortal chant, it’s worth its weight in gold. While traveling through New York City, he heard a man selling umbrellas and yelling “$10” over and over again. It proved both heartbreaking and hypnotic to hear the sound of hard work out loud. It was indubitably inspiring. That spirit courses through the track as a theme, shocking it to life like an electronic dance music Frankenstein. The quest is really just beginning though. Hitchhiker will be landing in cities around the globe to perform, and he’s hard at work on other evolutions, including a whole lot more music, videos, and even a toy line. He leaves off, “I want people to take away something positive from everything I do. Music can truly heal.”