LUKID "RIQUELME"
Editor
2012
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Commissioned by Werk Discs/Ninja Tune

"The Argentinean and former Villarreal midfielder Juan Román Riquelme had a cameo in the Zidane film. Late last year he inspired his own serious musical tribute when electronica producer Lukid (AKA Luke Blair) released his album Lonely At The Top, featuring a track named after the mercurial playmaker. Luke then teamed up with his film-maker brother Sam Blair – the pair had previously worked together on Sam's 2012 documentary Personal Best, which followed the lives of promising British sprinters over four years – to create a video for the track made up of YouTube clips from Riquelme's career.

YouTube homages to players are common, but they're either hastily compiled efforts set to pounding Euro-trance or ridiculously over-produced videos full of gratutious slo-mo, underpinned by Evanescence or something seen as equally "epic". The Blairs used such videos as a starting point but managed to create a three-and-a-half-minute clip that captured not only Riquelme's effortless talent but also his flawed personality, including flashes of his temper and, at times, selfish disposition." – The Guardian

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