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Colombian video artist incorporates his kids into his four-camera, multi-instrumental Depeche Mode cover videos.

When I hear Depeche Mode, I think of guys with ambiguous sexualities that I’d crush out on in high school. When Dicken Schrader’s kids hear Depeche Mode, they’ll think about making music videos with their pop.

Schrader is a video artist from Bogotá. His kids, Milah and Korben, are his backup band in three DM covers using everyday objects as instruments: “Strangelove,” “Shake the Disease,” and most recently, “Everything Counts.”

Instruments employed are scissors, a spray bottle, recorders, toys, a xylophone, a kid’s tambourine, and cleverly positioned cameras to catch the source of the beats and sounds. These videos are fun to watch, and pretty damn adorable.



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Kate Sedgwick

Editor-at-large, Kate Sedgwick, works from Buenos Aires where she organizes her live storytelling project, Second Story Buenos Aires. Read more about her than you might want to know at her blog, and follow her infrequent tweets @KateSedgwick.

  • Carlo Alcos

    Oh my god. That’s the cutest, and at the same time, most kick-ass thing I’ve seen in a while.

  • Bron

    Utterly adorable and super impressive all at the same time!

  • Abhijit Gupta

    Awww! Adorable and brilliant! :) Made my day! :)

  • Uma

    Why is this impressive? It’s pre-recorded and they are lip syncing / performing to the recoding.

    • Bandwidth Bandito

      That’s exactly what the supposed “real stars” do anyway, so why not these guys? Regardless I think they rock, what a cool dad!

  • Desiree

    if you don’t love this, you have no soul.

  • Blahcubed

    Dad, keep it up, your kids will NEVER forget the times they have with you! You rock poppa!

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