Trump Stakes (VJ mix feat Thromb)
Produced during the weeks leading up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, “Trump Stakes” takes the viewer on a whirlwind journey by way of three decades of found footage depicting the commercial and political exploits of soon-to-be President-elect Donald Trump. From his crass, pseudo-glamorous persona of the 1980s and 90s to his rise to Reality TV stardom and shady business practices of the early-mid 2000s on up to his riding the current wave of xenophobia, misogyny and misdirected working class outrage to the Republican nomination, at the time of it’s release the piece was meant as a comprehensive visual indictment of the man who was about to be inconceivably elevated to the nation’s highest office. However, going forward it may also serve as a reminder to amnesiac people with voter’s remorse that they had ample warning. The video mix itself was performed live in the studio to an audio mix by local Rochester DJ Thromb.