Slaptop Celebrates a Carefree Summer in 'Sunrise' Video

San Francisco artist's single arrives on Brooklyn's new Ensemble Records

Shannen Gaffney

San Francisco's Slaptop is a college student recording out of his dorm room. That's not to say he hasn't had his share of success: "Sunrise," his single debut and only release to date, the producer has broke into the Top 5 of the Electronic charts on iTunes. And after watching the video for the single, it appears that he's fun to hang out with too. Over the course of the Gabriel Gomez-directed, documentary-style vid for "Sunrise," Slaptop and his friends get into various shenanigans; they ride around in shopping carts, set off fireworks, skateboard naked, and watch the sunrise together. The message? These kids are carefree and just want to spend the little bit of money they have on spontaneous tattoos and cheese puffs.

Relying on the influence of the electronic-funk of Daft Punk, Slaptop decorates the "Sunrise" with twinkly xylophone and super auto-tuned vocals that suggest we all "go out in the darkness and look for the sun." Ensemble / +1 Records released "Sunrise" on June 17, and will focus on releasing tracks from collaborating electronic and dance artists. Watch the video for the single above.

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