Videodrome 106 – This week’s best videos
In this week’s Videodrome: audio-visual joy from the likes of Kanye West, Pantatones, Westbam and many more to explore.
#1 M/M – “8 (Dub)”
A trippy video for an excellent track, M/M is Brooklyn’s Michael McGregor, and I actually can’t wait for more.
#2 DonChristian – “My Crew”, directed by Sam Jones
The first time DonChristian appeared on our radar was back when Le1f was releasing his first mixtape. Watch the video and you’ll feel the Le1f-vibe: high fashion, beautiful people and cool art direction.
#3 Pentatones – “Bonfire”, directed by Kristin Herziger
Last month, Pentatones released their first full-length and “Bonfire” is the killer track on it. Watch the accompanying video above.
#4 Postiljonen – “Atlantis”, directed by Ty Olson
In this video, which actually looks like a car commercial, you can learn what the music is like on Skyer, Postiljonen‘s soon to be released album.
#5 Real Lies – “Deeper”, directed by Rollo Jackson
Real Lies‘ World Peace/Deeper 12-inch is just the first drop of an awaited trilogy of 12″ releases on the up-and-coming London imprint Sweet Exile. Here music video director Rollo Jackson, who has made videos for the likes of Hot Chip and Squarepusher, has produced a pretty decent clip.
#6 Samantha’s Vacation – “Samantha’s Vacation”, directed by Christine Jones
Man, what’s going on with these clips for 12-inches? Back in the day you needed a major label contract in order to come up with a cool music video on a little budget. Here’s the second one this week, brought to you by the always inspiring L.I.E.S. imprint. Ace track!
#7 Westbam feat. Bernard Sumner – “She Wants”, directed by Johannes von Liebenstein
Maximilian Lenz aka Westbam has released another full-length album this year which is packed with collaborations. One of these collaborations has Bernhard Sumner of New Order-fame on top. Can you handle this?
#8 Sigur Rós – “Brennisteinn”
Woah. Cool new Sigur Ros track off of their Kveikur album, which was released earlier this year through XL Recordings.
#9 Kakkmaddafakka – “Someone New” (Roosevelt Remix), directed by Erlend Øye & Marcin Öz
Some days ago the Norwegians dropped their Erlend Øye-produced album Six Months Is A Long Time, here’s the Citron-esque video for the Roosevelt rework.
#10 Kayne West – “Black Skinhead”, directed by Nick Knight
Cant believe this is the first video for Kanye‘s Yeezus album. Pretty low budget and flat idea—or is it a leak of the unfinished version?
Published July 10, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.