To Celebrate Ray-Ban’s remastering of the Iconic shades inspired by the fifties and sixties’ style, Ray-Ban Clubmaster presents Ray-Ban Remasters: some of the freshest artists from the contemporary music scene reinterpret and remaster their favorite fifties and sixties tracks in their own individual way and offer an exclusive performance live in New York (USA), Beijing (China) and Milan (Italy).
Ray-Ban Remasters brings together the foremost British Music and Fashion photographer Dean Chalkley and the young stars of the contempory music scene in a unique and exclusive experience.
"The Clubmaster project has gathered together musical risk takers and creative dynamos, the brief.. for each artist to reinterpret a song from the late ‘50’s / early ‘60’s...what a brilliant proposition! Well the results are stunning, not only can the artist try something pretty unusual and challenging but we can hear how they make these tracks their own. ... most important though is that it’s good stuff. I must say feel very honored to have witnessed these creative processes.
It’s fantastic to hear the tracks coming to life in the studio, then by the end of the day to hear the completed work. When I first heard about the Clubmaser project I was very excited. Ever since I was that young Mod ‘whipper snapper’ I have held Ray-Ban in very high esteem, to me they are IT! As far as I’m concerned...the absolute ones.. forget the rest... the originals are the best. You know Ray-Ban has been around for a long time but it’s clear that they are not complacent about developing new styles around classic designs and that’s why they are more relevant today than ever..." - Dean Chalkley
The Artists, which included The Kills, Ipso Facto, Ladyhawke, New Pants, Black Kids, White Williams, Paolo Nutini and Young Knives were photographed by Dean Chalkley during the creative process as they were working on their remastered tracks these images were then exhibited at the venues where the Artists gave their exclusive performances in New York (USA), Beijing (China) and Milan (Italy).
(promo film by Rayban)
2011, BW & Colour, 10mins
Young Souls is an exciting, up-tempo spin into the world of the cult 'scene' of Northern Soul. Opening to the iconic 'Cigarette Ashes' track, Young Souls
explodes onto the screen taking us under the skin of the Northern Soul scene. It is morning and a vintage car blasts down motorways, charges across rural landscapes and snakes through British suburban streets. Scully, the film's main protagonist drops his friends home after a night of profound meaning.
Young Souls retraces Scully's 'night before' with epic dance scenes and stylish cast, of real Northern Soul devotees.
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER Dean Chalkley
CINEMATOGRAPHER Benoit Soler
EDITOR James W. Griffiths
FEATURED CAST Sonny “Scully” Evans, Tommo, Claire Digby, Matt Watson, Oliver Abbott and Elenor Emes
14 July 2011
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London, UK
28 October 2011
Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contempory, Margate, UK
12 January 2012
London Short Film Festival 2012, London, UK
1, 6 & 8 March 2012
Cinequest Film Festival 2012, San Jose, California, USA
12 May 2012
Southend Film Festival 2012, Essex, UK
27 May 2012
Seattle International Film Festival 2012, Washington, USA
Creative Review’s Photography Annual: Moving Image Category
Southend Film Festival’s Short Film: Music Category
“The film is very, very, very authentic... ...It ‘s absolutely
beautifully filmed, It’s the kind of thing that I’ll come back to and watch again… …so that I can get all of the nuances of it.”
- Ian Dewhurst DJ (Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier)
“It is really a homage.” - Eddie Piller Acid Jazz Records Co-Founder & DJ (The Modcast, BBC Radio 6 Muisic)
“It was beautifully shot. Dean is a genius
photographer.” - Jonny Owens Actor (Shameless, Wedding Belles, Svengali,
"[The] film... ...is seriously good in terms of the cinematography, sound, aesthetics etc., and (perfectly captured in the still photos) the dancing is so damn cool it hurts."- Bryony Quin It's Nice That
“Great Film” - Don Letts Director (The Punk Rock Movie , Dancehall Queen) & DJ (The Roxy, BBC Radio 6 Music)
22 July 2011 - 04 August 2011
Youth Club Gallery, London, UK
19 January 2012 – 29 March 2012
Hotel Pelirocco, Brightion, UK
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