DJ's quake music video revealed

Former Christchurch DJ reveals latest work

VICKI ANDERSON
Last updated 11:11 15/11/2012

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EQC employee Scott Reeder, aka DJ Hexadecimal, has revealed his music video featuring Cantabrians' "positive earthquake images".

Reeder moved to Christchurch to live with his Kiwi girlfriend last year, but when his partner lost her job after the February 2011 earthquake, the pair shifted to Wellington.

Reeder got a job at the Earthquake Commission (EQC), and said it was his way of helping Christchurch.

"My way of helping was to get a job at EQC in Wellington as part of the support team. When people from Christchurch ring up I feel I can help them because I was there and I really do understand what they went through on that day. I'm not removed from it, I experienced it, too.''

In Britain, Reeder won the award for Best Breakthrough DJ at 2007's International Breakbeat Awards, which saw him play at London's clubbing mainstay Fabric, sitting on a lineup that read like an honours list of breakbeat dons.

Earlier this year, Reeder asked Cantabrians to send him their "positive earthquake images" so he could use them in a music video for his song Cracks.

Cracks was inspired by his experiences in Christchurch's CBD on February 22, 2011 and is a collaborative track with Canadian vocalist Ingrid Hakanson.

Ross Becker Photography has supplied a lot of the CBD and earthquake damage photos and Reeder is grateful for the footage.

"I'm thankful for all of the photos that the people of Christchurch have sent to me," he said.

The video for the song is comprised of ''uplifting photos and video footage'' in Christchurch.

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