slowthai drops ‘Trainspotting’-inspired “Doorman” MV

Watch the UK rapper recreate iconic scenes from the Danny Boyle film.

Up-and-coming grime rapper slowthai pays homage to Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting in the video for his Mura Masa-produced single, “Doorman.”

Directed by frequent collaborator THE REST, the clip follows slowthai and his friends as they spend the night hitting up clubs. “Nicotine, can’t quit it / Two’s up, two’s down / You stub it out before I finish,” he yells over the punkish beat. The rapper and co go on to wreak havoc in apartment hallways, spar with doormen and run away in a taxi.

At one point, slowthai gets sucked into a toilet bowl—a reference to Trainspotting’s “The Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene—and plunges into the deep blue.

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This isn’t the first time slowthai has paid tribute to cult films. Last year, the self-dubbed cinephile released the video for “North Lights,” which was inspired by classic flicks like The Shining, Blair Witch and A Clockwork Orange. “I appreciate film and stuff that’s visually pleasing,” he told Pitchfork in a 2018 interview. “I want each video to be a standalone piece, so if you played it with no sound you could still get the vibe and the feeling.”

Check out his video for “Doorman” below:

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