Again, music video overdose this week with Hanni El Khatib, Blood Oraange, The Deadstock 33s, Jennifer Cardini and many more to explore:
#1 Light House – “The Walls Want Communion”, directed by Jeffrey Richardson
Uh, I just love this. Portland-based duo Light House are new to me, but I won’t miss any release in the future… for sure.
#2 Moko – “Summon The Strength”
London-based songstress Moko makes an impressive debut with groove-filled R&B/soul track “Summon The Strength.” Check out Moko’s mesmerizing vocals.
#3 Hanni El Khatib – “Family”, directed by Nick Walker:
Garage blues boy Hanni El Khatib has his new record ready sometime soon. According to the internet, it got produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys-fame. Ready for a “Motorcycle Sex Gang” video?
#4 Bright Future – “The Optimist”
Killer dark electro track from Bright Future in this official video from the upcoming album From Earth With Blood, out on limited edition cassette on March 15th via Nite Thief Records.
#5 Birdy Nam Nam – “Defiant Order”, directed by Nicolas Davenel
Badass clip for BNN‘s “Defiant Order” a track taken from their 2011 full-length of the same name. If you like French electro and motorbikes, this is your heaven.
#6 Blood Oraange – “Forget It”, directed by Christelle de Castro
#7 Boy Friend – “Labyrinth”, self-directed
Our friends over at No Fear OF Pop unveiled this video some days ago. Pre-modern aesthetics are the future of the past.
#8 The Deadstock 33s – “Underneath The Pines”
#9 Jennifer Cardini – “Venom”, directed by Marco Dos Santos
French producer Jennifer Cardini is about to release her first new tunes in a very long time. The track here is taken from Correspondant‘s upcoming label compilation, due out on March 18th, and it comes with a nice music, video.
#10 Nocando feat. Busdriver – “Two Track Mind”, directed by Kyle Gray
This one is a classic for me. Really digging this collab and the fine video art.
There we are, the first week of 2013 is over. Here’s what happened in the world of music videos while you were too busy recovering from New Year’s Eve to even notice.
#1 Voigt & Voigt – Erdingertrax 3.4 , dir?
This year cologne-based techno imprint Kompakt turns 20. And it looks like it’ll be a year with some stellar releases. Such as the release of the Brothers Voigt, entitled Die schöne Welt der Anderen. Their first single gets an accurate video treatment.
#2 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – We No Who U R, directed by Gaspar Noe
First single from their forthcoming album Push The Sky Away now has a Gaspar Noe-made video. And it’s not shocking. Much more like… well follow a shadow through the woods… You’ll find out. Anti-entertainment at its best.
#3 RiFF RAFF – NOW THEY MAD, directed by WhoisHiDef
Mad Decent in 2013. Bizarre? Different? Entertaining? You name it, huh.
#4 The Barking Dogs – Ebony, dir?
Milano-based Nicola Mazzetti and Christian Croce are The Barking Dogs. They have a new 12″ out on Gomma and a lovely self-made video that comes along with it, too.
#5 Pet Shop Boys – Go West, Live 2013
Epic, as one might say. Neil Tennant would never say that, mind.
# Toro Y Moi – Say That, directed by The Harrys
This is the second single off Toro Y Moi’s upcoming album Anything In Return called “Say That”. If you’re a sucker for 70s beats and house grooves then play it loud.
#7 Death Grips – COME UP AND GET ME, dir?
Here’s Death Grips’ new video for their track “Come Up And Get Me”. Best thing: the video starts with nine minutes of silence, Music starts nine minutes in. Then there’s some NSFW, take care.
#8 Ryan Hemsworth – Colour & Movement, directed by Yoni Lappin
Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth just dropped his video for the instrumental track “Colour & Movement” with a mesmerising video which fits to the slowed downed beats. Looking for more, Ryan.
#9 Travis Porter – Wobble, dir?
News from Travis Porter! The American rapper just released this video for “Wobble”.
#10 Aleph – Messa (A-Moll) Official Video, Director Chichirik
Futureclassic‘s Aleph premiered a nicely animated video for “Messa” over at XLR8R, pretty dope animation skills—and what a great tune.
#11 Barker & Baumecker – Schlang Bang
Best german techno, track’s taken from last year’s Transsektoral LP for Ostgut Ton.
Mathias Modica is a Marseille-based DJ, musician and label founder. Together with Jonas Imbery, he runs the much-loved disco imprint Gomma, home to acts of repute like Who Made Who, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Daniel Aviary and Box Codax, the solo project of Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy. He also has a live band called Munk which turned out music of note in the first half of the oughts, including a collaboration with James Murphy.
1 memorable line in a film or song…
“Jazz is not dead—it just smells funny…” (Zappa. Bebop Tango)
2 people that should collaborate…
Kruder & Dorfmeister and Nicolas Jaar. Both make music that works well in lounges and doctor’s waiting rooms.
3 things I haven’t done yet…
Lounge music, Deep House, New Disco.
4 decisions I regret…
1. Not having made lounge music (I would be famous now like Nicolas Jaar and K&D)
2. Not having made deep house (I would be rich like Beatport)
3. Not having produced Lykke Li nu disco remixes (I would be in the charts now)
4. I’ve always tried to avoid fashion music and to search for new ways to make people dance…
5 things I used to believe:
Deep house doesn’t have anything in common with lounge music.
Lounge music was a 90s phenomena.
Techno labels don’t like disco samples.
Techno cannot become a cliché for mainstream tourists as it had indeed happened in Berlin.
The disco revival is over. (But, as we saw at Resident Advisor’s ADE party in October, it seems that just now the big techno world is starting to get into the old school disco funk vibe).
6 hours ago…
I was dancing to Charlie Parker.
7 days I barely remember…
When techno was big in Munich ca. 1994, I was 14 years old and got lost on a DJ Hell super rave.
After 8 p.m…
I start to wake up.
My 9 lives…
..will start after I leave my first one hopefully.
I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole:
Ten days ago, Gomma released their Gomma All Stars feat. Peaches collab The Casablanca Reworks Project. The collab featured four tracks of re-imagined classics and also featured Munk, The Phenomenal Handclap Band and Tellonius. Our favorite, however, was the cover of Michael Sembello‘s Flashdance anthem ‘Maniac’. Featuring Moullinex and one extremely hot dancer, it’s been making us sweat since it was released. Watch it below.
A duo based out South Germany, Kraut-disco inspired Pollyester will be putting out their debut LP this May entitled Earthly Powers on the much loved label Munich imprint Permanent Vacation.
They have already released two widely acclaimed EPs, on their own own label Imprint Love in C Minor and Permanent Vacation. But there’s a whole lot of history in-between here, Polly aka Polina Lapkovskaya played bass in Gomma’s band Munk, as well as contributing vocals to three tracks of the debut album "Tuning Echoes" by London producers Mock & Toof.
Pollyester’s pop sensibility is widely apparent on their debut, infectious grooves abound, but they have also wedged themselves between, "Tribal rhythms, energetic krautrock, disco strings and Witch-House-moments"
There’s also a 12" that was just released with Pollyester & Munk together.
You can listen to a taster of the LP here plus watch a video for the title track off the album ‘German Love Letter’ below:
Earthly Powers will be released on Permanent Vacation on the 13th of May