Eric Prydz vs Floyd Proper Education

Swedish DJ Eric Prydz, known for his 2004 sensual music video, “Call On Me”, has recently released a remix of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” with a music video promoting environmental activism. A young man in school uniform gathers a group of students in a London estate, resourcing them with bricks and rods. They spread out on foot, skateboards and BMX bikes, performing aerobatic stunts as they go.

Student leader in Proper Education music video


The first break-in reveals the intent of the student activists. A teenage boy and girl sneak into a flat to place a brick in the ice box of a fridge (reducing the amount of air to be chilled), replace a light bulb with an energy efficient equivalent, turn the thermostat down, and switch off audiovisual appliances at the wall.

Man reads newspaper with global warming headline in Proper Education music video

The second break-in doesn’t go quite as smoothly. A young woman places a brick in the toilet cistern but is caught inside the flat when the occupant returns. She takes cover in the shower and is forced to wait while the guy reads his newspaper on the toilet. Holding her nose she notes the headlines on the back of his paper: “Global Warming: Save water – shower with a friend”.

The third incursion is risky and risquee. A young man sneaks into a bedroom in which a couple is making love. He crawls around the bed and changes the lightbulb on the bedside table.

Students count down for the final scene in Proper Education music video

The finale for the music video is a light show. An activist discovers the switches for a high rise office block. Young activists watch with anticipation as the whole block is blacked out before being relit with the lights reading, “SWITCH OFF”.

The final text: “You Don’t Need an Education to Save the Planet”.

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

Credits

Filming was shot by director Marcus Adams at Alchemy Pictures with director of photography Adam Frisch.

“There was a lot of anticipation around this video and I was really keen to do something a bit different,” Prydz explains. “Pink Floyd would always use their videos to get a message across and I really wanted to carry on this spirit. I’d been reading so much in the press about climate change and global warming recently and felt it would be great to try and empower people to do something about it. It’s not making a grand statement. It’s just simply saying everyone can do a little and it will make a difference.” Eric Prydz vs. Floyd - Proper Education - Single - Proper Education
The video, directed by Marcus Adams, saw Prydz consult with climate change charity Global Cool. Global Cool believes that the solution to defeating global warming lies within the power of the individual, empowering them to take personal action to make a valuable difference.

Global Cool spokesman, Dan Morrell said, “The message is clear, climate change is happening but collectively, given the tools and the knowledge to actively reduce CO2 emissions, and to encourage others to do the same, we can collectively push the climatic tipping point long into the future”.

Global Cool not only advised not only on the video’s content but are also working with Eric and Ministry of Sound to make the release of ‘Proper Education’ carbon neutral. The emissions created through the production and distribution of the CD release will be offset through the Te Apiti Wind Farm project in New Zealand. The Te Apiti project is one of the first carbon offset schemes to be classified as Gold Standard, a programme endorsed by over 43 critical non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

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Lyrics for Another Brick In The Wall Part II

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave them kids alone
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave us kids alone
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

  • strewth

    … 10 out of 10, brilliant, loved the ‘global warning’ on the newspaper… nice touch.

  • yasmin

    Duuuuude.. heard this tune last day of my holiday in Ibiza the club went WIIIILD!what a tune and will always be held with me as the theme tune to my holiday!

  • Squall

    i f**king love it !!!!

  • soumya

    gr8888 thought!!amazing video!!

  • Pratik Patel

    I LIKE THE SMELLING THE POOP SEEN COOL KEEP IT COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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