Dr. Martens 50 – N.A.S.A.

By - August 12th, 2010

Dr. Martens 50   N.A.S.A.

Can you believe that http://50.drmartens.com/artists/nasa”>Dr. Martens have been around for 50 years? They are celebrating their landmark anniversary by having 10 artists records their own interpretation of a, as they phrase it, “cult classic track which represents the spirit of the people who’ve worn DM’s over the past 50 years.” They also asked 10 directors to craft videos to match the tracks. Max Romeo’s 1976 single “Chase the Devil,” a super-influential reggae tune maybe known to some new jacks as the sample source for Jay-Z’s “Lucifer” provides the inspiration for one Dr. Martens collaboration with http://myspace.com/nasa”>N.A.S.A. Two main collaborators, Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel) and DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales), make up N.A.S.A. (which stands for North America/South America), released an album last year  entitled “The Spirit of Apollo,” which featured artists as varied as David Bryne, Santogold, Scarface, and Karen O. Check their version of “Chase the Devil,” which adds some dubbed-out modern production and features an intense animated video with a Dr. Marten-wearing hero after the jump.

Dr. Martens 50   N.A.S.A.
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