Videodrome 142 – This month’s best videos

Every month Moritz Gayard sorts through the deluge of new music videos so you don’t have to.

After an epic silence of six weeks, your beloved music video update aka Videodrome is back with a fresh dose of audiovisual joy. I’ve carefully selected videos from emerging artists such as Mumdance, Emily Reo and Timg Green plus the usual fun by Mykki Blanco, Roll The Dice and Disclosure. Have fun below, Videodrome will be back in July. Ah, and there’s no Pitbull inside.


#1 Emily Reo – “Rainbow Road”, directed by Dustin Muenchow

Addicted. This is Los Angeles-based producer, singer-songwriter Emily Reo’s first ever music video, presenting champagne bubbles and much more. But what makes this special is most definitely her voice. Also, Emily’s Olive Juice LP is available now from Elestial Sound.

#2 Roll The Dice – “Assembly”, directed by Frode & Marcus

What starts as a found footage short film ends in some eruptive volcano explosions. Again—Roll the Dice at their best. Missed their recent album? Have a pre-listen here or purchase here.

#3 Mumdance – “Take Time” feat. Novelist

This gets me hyped. Mumdance is about to release a new EP for Rinse FM, which is led by the single above featuring Novelist. So good.

#4 Kevin Verwijmeren – “Abstract Point Forgotten In The Rush”, directed by Julien Lambrechts

Cool video for the opening track of Kevin Verwijmeren’s debut album It’s the Colour of a Cloud Covered Sky—out soon via Soft Corridor Records.

#5 Mykki Blanco – “She Gutta”

Following his marvelous Betty Rubble: The Initiation EP from 2013, here’s “She Gutta”, one of Mykki Blanco’s first singles of 2014 taken from his upcoming Spring/Summer EP.

#6 Natasha Khan for YMC – “Under The Indigo Moon”

Wow, Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes has created a short film for YMC, showcasing the SS14 collection which she’s designed for the label. B is for beautiful.

#7 Tim Green – “Helpless Sun”

FACT has just premiered the video for the title track of the UK producer’s new EP. Released on My Favorite Robot, it’s a tune.

#8 Disclosure x Friend Within – “The Mechanism”

Grammy Award-winning electronic outfit Disclosure have just dropped their nicely animated video for “The Mechanism,” a collaborative number with Friend Within.

#9 DAMH – “Hansi”

New, nice video by DAMH. DAMH? Yes, DAMH = the collaborative project between David Hasert and Ada. Their first 12-inch of is released on Kompakt with remixes of Matt Karmil and DJ Koze.

#10 Nils Frahm – “Re”

Hyperactive Nils Frahm just unveiled this nice little animated video inspired by his Screws album, alongside further worldwide tour dates. Interview needed? Click here.~

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Videodrome 139 – This week’s best videos

Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best new music videos so you don’t have to.

New week, new Videodrome. Today packs the ‘new James Blake’ aka Oceaán, a fresh CGI-ed video by Luis Cerveró of CANADA-fame for the mighty Liars. Plus Rick Ross and Nacando are visiting my drome, alongside upcoming kid Shamir, presenting his self-directed video. Have fun…


#1 Nocando – “Never Looked Better”, directed by Aaron Bennet

This track by Nocando is both hilarious and sad, while the visuals are directed by Aaron Bennet. Taken from the album Jimmy the Burnout, which is available through Hellfyre Club.

#2 Sylvan Esso – “Coffee”, directed by Dan Huiting

Very mellow but dope. From their debut album to be released on May 12th through Partisan Records.

#3 Shamir – “If It Wasn’t True”, self-directed

This song is almost too amazing to be coming from some 19 year old kid.

#4 Sunn O))) & Ulver – “Let There Be Light”, directed by Adam B Daniels

Drone music is so weird. Sunn O))) make me feel like I don’t exist and the world is a lie. Which is probably what they’re going for. Am I rite?

#5 Liars – “Mess On a Mission”, directed by Luis Cerveró

Liars have ushered some progress into modern rock since their inception—and it looks like they’re going to continue that way.

#6 Shy Girls – “Voyeur’s Gaze”, directed by Tony Lowe

Here’s the new glamorous, chest hair-laden video for Shy Girls’ groovy jam “Voyeur’s Gaze”. The track is off the Timeshare EP, which came out last fall.

#7 Holy Ghost! – “Bridge & Tunnel”, Directed by Ben Fries

Get a glimpse of NYC’s electronic duo Holy Ghost! tour life in the video for the Dynamics track “Bridge & Tunnel”.

#8 Rick Ross – “The Devil Is A Lie”, directed by Christopher Sims

Rick Ross and Jay-Z are out of their minds—Mastermind finally in stores now.

#9 Oceaán – “To Lose”, directed by Jodie Canwell

James Blake has a new contender from Manchester and his name is Oliver Cean.

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Videodrome 133 – This week’s best videos

Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best music videos so you don’t have to.


This week I wanna invite you to two music video-laden events, where you can see me talking about this marvelous genre (it’s CDR time next Thursday, Feb 13th at Prince Charles) and selecting the best videos during the Noisekölln Music Video Aweards, as part of the Berlinale Boddinale (this is tomorrow, Feb 6th at Loophole). If you are not here in Berlin, all you can do is explore the ten videos below and wait for next week, where a potential new Videodrome will be released.


#1 Mike Q & Sinjin Hawke – “ThunderScan”

Class of its own.


#2 Son Lux – “Alternate World”, directed by Truman & Cooper

Great on so many levels. Nice tempo changes, check the three minute mark. This video is a nice chill pill. Track is off of SL’s At War with Walls and Mazes album.


#3 Ball Game – “JAP”, directed by Jake Winans

Some weeks ago I already told you about my love for Brooklyn producer DJ Lucas. Above you can see his latest drop. And if you’re not just into bass games abut also car crashes, you’ll love this. Mirror effects at the end are kinda meh, though.


#4 FKA Twigs – “Hide”

Very nice video for the most hyped artist from last year. Looks like they got some money to travel to Mayan villages to perform.


#5 Jerome LOL – “Deleted ft. Sara Z”

Up for an Internet-centric music video? Then try Jerome LOL’s video for “Deleted feat. Sara Z” from his EP Deleted/Fool, out now on Friends of Friends.


#6 Timber Timbre – “Hot Dreams”, directed by Scott Cudmore & Michael Leblanc

Hot Dreams, Timber Timbre’s third studio album for Arts & Crafts, is out on April 1, 2014. Now the first appetizer has appeared online, which is some sort of red light affair, with intercut performance snippets.


#7 patten – “Agen”, directed by Jane Eastlight

Digging the new Patten album a lot. Pretty hectic video here, just inches away from GIF animations. Nothing else matters.


#8 St. Vincent – “Digital Witness”

Trippy and colorful video for the new St. Vincent track. It looks like Annie Clark continues her transformation into David Byrne.


#9 Shakira ft. Rihanna – “Can’t Remember to Forget You”

Look who’s visiting the drome. It’s Shakira, stupid. With a little help of Rihanna. This clip above was on the top three list Most Viewed Video on VEVO within 24 hours.


#10 Caetano Veloso & João Gilberto – “Besame mucho”

This is a tribute to all the lovely people of Rio de Janeiro I had the pleasure to meet over the last fourteen days. Muito obrigado!


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Videodrome 126 – This week’s best videos

Each week (well, almost), Moritz Gayard rounds up the best new music videos, so you don’t have to.


Wait, what happened last week? Where’s Videodrome #125? Well, last week was mad: Readers Poll, Scooter Ticket give away, Dean Blunt live, Roadmap 2014, and so on. For all real music videos lovers, let me unveil this lost ‘drome #125 right here.  1. 임창정-문을 여시오, 2. Prince Rama, 3. AUSTRA, 4. Max Cooper , 5. Death Grips, 6. IISA, 7. TOP, 8. Bob Dylan, 9. patten, 10. M.I.A. And now the new and cool videos from the last week, unfortunately w/o room for Sophie Ellis-Baxtor, Arcade Fire or Icona Pop.


#1 Ricardo Donoso – “The Redeemer”, directed by Michael Formanski

Smooth, digital road trip for Ricardo Donoso’s stellar release As Iron Sharpens Iron, One Verse Sharpens Another—out last month via Digitalis.


#2 The Underachievers – “Leopard Shepherd”, directed by Wrung x Issa Gold

While prepping their Brainfeeder debut album next year, here’s the Paris-shot video for last year’s “Leopard Shepherd”, off their impressive Indigoism mixtape.


#3 Nguzunguzu – “Mecha”, directed by Jude MC

“By sampling footage from contemporary sci-fi and action films I am able to, through a process of divination, analyze the culture surrounding technological advancement and the mechanization of earth. Through time, we will see if life imitates art along the path of what is prophesied in these films, in the meantime they are certainly entertaining to watch.” – Jude MC


#4 Sky Ferreira – “Night time my time”, directed by Grant Singer

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Sky Ferreira’s dark and twisted video for “Night Time, My Time”, the title track from her new album, Night Time, which is out now via Capitol. Click the pic above for the video.


#5 Factory Floor – “Turn it Up”, directd by Dan Tombs

Here is the new video for Factory Floor’s track “Turn it Up”. The first single from their self-titled debut album, which is out now on DFA Records.


#6 Axel Boman – “Fantastic Piano”, directed by Axel Petersén

Swedish DJ-producer maestro Axel Boman. Love the simple video making: You only get lights reflecting on water and it is entertaining!


#7 Mike Will Made It ft. Future – “Faded”, directed by Mike WiLL

Mike WiLL Made It has released the official music video for this song “Faded” featuring Future. The song is off the producers upcoming mixtape, #MikeWiLLBeenTrill, which will be released in December.


#8 Popnoname – “Anna”, Directed by Uldus Bakhtiozina

Cologne based Jens-Uwe Beyer aka Popnoname premieres his new music video with a track taken from his third album 50 °. Video directed by Uldus Bakhtiozina.


#9 DJ Haus – “Addicted 2 Houz”

Yeah, old school is new school is old school is new school.


#10 Pharrell Williams – “Happy”, directed by We Are From LA

Pharrell Williams presents “Happy”, the world’s first 24 hour music video. See the full interactive 24hour music video HERE.


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Videodrome 111 – This week’s best videos

Here’s this week’s new wave of fresh music videos featuring excellent audiovisual treatments by directors like Annapurna Kumar, Nabil, Tim & Barry and Zia Anger for bands such as Jef Barbara, Arctic Monkeys, Sealings and many more.

#1 Jef Barbara – “I Know I’m Late”, directed by Jess Lee

Jef, my man! A kick ass video for the surprisingly catchy track “I Know I’m Late”. I can’t wait for the release of his album later this fall.


#2 DJ Dog Dick – “Dried Old Leaves”, directed by Max Eisenberg and Brad Hurst

Hailing from Bushwick, Brooklyn, this is DJ Dog Dick aka Max Eisenberg. “Dried Old Leaves” is from his debut album The Life Stains. It’s the find of the week, although I’m obviously pretty late in the game.


#3 Julianna Barwick – “One Half”, directed by Zia Anger

A gorgeous and ghostly track and video from Julianna Barwick’s forthcoming album Nepenthe out August 20th. Daniel, where’s your review?


#4 Kid Smpl – “Necklace”, directed by Annapurna Kumar

The Seattle resident Kid Simpl is back with a new and ethereal five track EP on Hush Hush Records titled Armour.


#5 Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”, directed by Nabil

Watch Arctic Monkeys’ new video for the single “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”, off the album AM


#6 2NE1 – “Do You Love Me”

The K-pop girl group 2NE1 has a new, colorful video out for “Do You Love Me” which is the follow-up to their comeback single “Falling In Love”.


#7 The Bug ft. Flowdan – “Dirty”, Directed by Tim & Barry

There’s a lot of things going on here in this new video for “Dirty” taken from The Bug’s new EP. Plus, he did a Death Grips collaboration and a new album is expected to drop in 2014.


#8 Sealings – “My Boyfriends Dead”, directed by James Burgess

Need some strobe lights? Then go for this crazy, hazy noise clip above. The single is out on August 26th via Too Pure Singles Club.


#9 Cool Angels – “Nuance”

San Diego’s Dream Records prepares another upcoming Cool Angels tape release with this excellent neo-ambient track called “Nuance” which leaves you wanting more.


#10 Just Blaze & Baauer feat. Jay-Z – “Higher” , directed by Nabil

A cool video for a boring song. Filmed on location in Kerala, India.

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