Watch: DJ Shadow ‘I’m Excited’ Feat. Afrikan Boy

DJ Shadow’s new music video for “I’m Excited” sends Africa Boy on an Altered States-esque psychedelic trip through space-time.

Watch: DJ Shadow 'I'm Excited' Feat. Afrikan Boy

In DJ Shadow’s new music video, Afrikan Boy plays an African dictator—with Gaddafi-like female body guards—who is fed psychedelic food and drink before being sent off on an Altered States-esque trip through space-time.

Rather strangely relevant considering all the tumult in Libya over the last few days.

There’s also a subtle homage to Francis Bacon’s painting “Study after Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X,” which depicts the Pope screaming amidst the disintegrating patterns of Bacon’s brushstrokes.

Watch the video below.

[Via Pitchfork]