Right, last week was a big week for music videos and we already shared our love with the new videos from M.I.A., Madonna, Miike Snow and Dylan Ettinger, plus celebrated the premiere of Kris Menace’s Falling Star video. But there is much more to explore in that vibrant music video genre:
#1 Holograms – ABC City (dir.?)
This rocks. Holograms are from Sweden and still unsigned. If you run a label go and sign them: NOW.
#2 Light Year – Moderation (directed by Costa Vakas)
Aussie producer Light Year is clearly one to watch. His sound is about true acid house with sweet vocals on top. His debut EP dropped earlier this month.
#3 Warm Ghost – Myths On Rotting Ships (directed by Jay Buim & Paul Duncan)
If you can handle some puttering synths and a good dose of soothing chill wave, then Warm Ghost could be your desire. Track is from his last year’s album Narrows.
#4 Los Llamaradas – Too Late The Possible Lab (dir.?)
Monterrey’s most wanted musicians Los Llamaradas are about to close down their music business, thanks to the bloody drug-war going on in their neighborhood. Have a final listen.
#5 Napolian – False Memories (dir.?)
Distorted beats by 19-year-old Los Angeles producer, Ian Evans aka Napolian taken from his Rejoice EP, which is out today via Software/Mexican Summer. This newcomer has definitely got some talent.
#6 Dubkasm ft Rudey Lee & Solo Banton – Emotion / Are You Ready (directed by Gary Thomas)
This is Bristol’s Dubkasm and Rudey Lee, who recently linked up in the studio to produce this groover, which is part of forthcoming Emotion EP on Sufferah’s Choice Recordings.
#7 Lil B – I Own Swag (dir.?)
Lil B aka The basegood is back with just another funny video from the sunny US-westcoast. We can’t count the amount of videos the L.A. rapper has already dropped but one thing is for sure; we just can’t get enough.
#8 2morrowsvictory – Parallels (dir.?)
According to 2morrowsvictory facebook, this band hails from southwest London. This lovely video, made for their ‘Parallels’ track is their first visual statement from the upcoming #Odeon EP.
#9 Jazzanova – I Human feat. Paul Randolph (dir.?)
#10 Krazy Baldhead – Surabaya Girl (directed by Flashbacker)
The highly-anticipated single from Krazy Baldhead came out today on Ed Banger Records. The EP includes remixes by MYD (Club Cheval), Tropics, and Victor Aime.
Tributes are pouring in from the world’s dance music community, expressing shock and sadness over the death of French producer and Ed Banger crew member, DJ Mehdi. Mehdi, who always was an important person to the Electronic Beats family, was celebrating the birthday of Carte Blanche partner Riton, when a Plexiglas mezzanine on which Mehdi and others were standing on collapsed.
Amongst the hundreds of messages from fans and artists, past collaborators such as Chromeo tweeted “We lost our brother. No words” whereas Riton said via Twitter “I just want everyone to know that we were all laughing our asses off 1/2 second before the accident and simon alegia and louise are all well”. A very sad day indeed for dance music.
Enjoy this selection of some of Mehdi’s finest moments below – our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
UPDATE: Mehdi’s label Ed Banger Records and Because Music filed this official statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend DJ Mehdi. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.“
Yesterday BBC1’s Annie Mac premiered the single "Love in Motion" from SebastiAn‘s new record Total. While some fans are not really happy with the man stepping away from his notable crashy sounds, I’m totally digging his new direction. Getting in touch with something that sounds like Prince in the year 3000 (or at least very funky) and following an impressive series of EPs, a remix compilation, a philharmonic score and various other projects, SebastiAn’s latest strike – aka his second single release – is a duet with the always soulful and lovable Mayer Hawthorne.
Check the new track below and make sure you pick up Total once it drops on May 31st via Ed Banger Records/Because Music.