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Go behind the scenes of Jamie xx's compelling 'Gosh' video

See how the dystopian world came to be

  • Harrison Williams
  • 4 October 2016

This past summer Jamie XX shared a captivating video for ‘Gosh’, a track off his chart topping album ‘In Colour’.

Directed by Romain Gavras, the video offers what looks to be a dystopian representation of Paris, France, but after going behind the scenes in a new video, a different interpretation is offered.

Although it possesses somewhat of a haunting visual display, the original video was in fact filmed in Tianducheng, China, a gated community built with architectural similarities to Paris as it even includes a replica of The Eiffel Tower. In the new behind-the-scenes video, we are shown a cheerful production of Chinese youth dying their hair and laughing with each other, rather than the dismal world that Gavras presents.

The main highlights of both the original and making-of videos are the 400 or more students of The Xiaolong Martial Arts School who storm the city streets in anarchy and the car doing donuts underneath the giant monument.

Watch the behind the scenes video below and view the original here.

Harrison is Mixmag's East Coast Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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