Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best new music videos so you don’t have to.
Welcome back to the house of music videos. This week we’ve quite a selection ready for your eyes & ears. You can try the latest bass-manipulation with beloved OM UNIT, take a trip with Egyptrixx into his fierce soundscapes, join the last train to electropop with Little Boots, explore Nico Jaar’s latest drop under his Darkside umbrella or watch an unhappy Azealia Banks in her latest collaborative video with Pharrell. No matter which alley is yours, have fun and stay open-minded.
#1 Om Unit feat. Jinadu – “The Silence”, directed by Tim Fox
#2 Egyptrixx – “Ax//s”, directed by Andreas Nicolas Fischer
Nice teaser for his upcoming album, A/B Til Infinity. BTW,this is the first musical sign of the Canadian since the release of his debut album Bible Eyes from 2011. Night Slugs drops the new EP next month.
#3 Omar Souleyman – “Warni Warni”, directed by Cali Thornhill DeWitt
Back in the day, I adored OS and once met him for some tea and an unforgettable chat. Now he’s signed to Domino and Four Tet produced his album. Which, honestly, feels like a Western takeover on these fresh East-Syrian sounds. Anyway, the track above is killer and sounds like Four Tet wasn’t in the room while recording.
#4 Little Boots – “Shake”, directed by Delaney Bishop
Ballet dancers meet hexapods: nice comparison and contrast in this new Little Boots video here between mechanized and human movement, though. Also, this is what you call warm and gentle electropop.
#5 DARKSIDE – “Metatron”, directed by Fernando Vallejo
Cool and unofficial video for “Metatron” from the new Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington collaboration, DARKSIDE. Video follows around a crew of skateboarders, showing love triangles, skate tricks, and more.
#6 Daedelus – “Tiptoes”, directed by Michael Wingate
LA veteran beatmaker Daedelus did it again. Dive into his digital voyage that takes you through some 3D renderings to finally enter some sort of next level shit.
#7 The Neighbourhood – “Afraid”, directed by ENDS
#8 Disclosure – “You & Me” (Flume Remix), directed by Toby Pike
#9 Symmetry “The Hunt”, directed by Alberto Rossini
Johnny Jewel (Chromatics, Glass Candy) has offered up a free download of the album’s closing track, the dark and cinematic “The Hunt”, which comes hand-in-hand with a collage video, directed by Alberto Rossini.
#10 Azealia Banks feat. Pharrell – “ATM Jam”, directed by Rony Alwin
Azealia didn’t look very “into it” or happy in this “ATM Jam” video above, and that makes me unhappy. Nice track, though.