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Videodrome 116 – This week’s best videos

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


Following last week’s mainstream-laden Videodrome (Miley anyone?), this week we are about to continue with a small portion of top of the pops videos (MGMT, Dizzee Rascal, Tegan & Sara) combined with a handful of cutting edge videos by emerging artists such as FKA twigs, Blood Orange, Jef Barbara, Strangefruit. Have fun. Seriously.


#1 Blood Orange – “Chamakay”, directed by Adam Bainbridge

This week Dev Hynes is mah man. Here’s the next excellent track with an equally cool video. And check his fashion. Dev’s just miles ahead.


#2 MGMT – “Cool Song No. 2”, directed by Isaiah Seret

Here’s the second video for MGMT‘s self-titled, third album which dropped yesterday via Sony. Pretty dark visual aesthetics, aided by an appearance by The Wire‘s Omar (Michael K. Williams), which are kind of fitting to the surprisingly catchy tune.


#3 Au Revoir Simone – “Crazy”, directed by Alex Braverman & Poppy de Villeneuve

The sweet girls from Au Revoir Simone are back with a new album, named Move In Spectrums, which is full of beautiful lush pop songs. “Crazy” got a cool video treatment, where some kind of role playing is going on.


#4 FKA twigs – “Papi Pacify”, directed FKA twigs & Tom Beard

After inaugurating the marvelous FKA twigs in Videodrome some weeks ago, above is already the next killer video—this time slightly NSFW.


#5 Dizzee Rascal ft Will.I.Am “Something Really Bad”, directed by Henry Scholfield

Hmm, never thought that Will.I.Am will make it into my Videodrome, but I’m down with Dizzee since I saw him live earlier this year. Also, Dizzee’s excellent video for “I Don’t Need A Reason” makes him worth paying attention to, no matter who his collaborator is. Will I what?


#6 Jef Barbara – “About Singers”, directed by Jef Barbara & Jacqueline Lachance

Premiered over at always inspiring NFOP blog, this is the next proof, that Mr. Barbara is about to change the game—his debut album, Soft to the Touch will see the light later this year via Club Roll Music.


#7 Knxwledge feat Blu – “Nothesame”, directed by Brian O Tuama, Albert Hooi & Mark Gilligan

Smoky vid for “Nothesame” taken from the L.A. beatmaker’s forthcoming three-track Rap Jointz Vol. 1 EP.


#8 Strangefruit – “GHOSTS”, directed by Antonia Manoochehri

Nice, strobe-laden video for the debut single from London four-piece Strangefruit. Soon, there’ll be a full album via their very own imprint, Counterfeit Fun Records.


#9 Terranova – Painkiller (Rampa & Re.You Mix)

Not long ago we had a pretty dope Terranova mix on our site. But this is not the only reason why I picked this video, though it just shows some screen server aesthetics. Digging the track and especially the Rampa & Re.You rework.

#10 Tegan And Sara – “Goodbye, Goodbye”, directed by Natalie Rae Robison

This is not a ‘lyric’ video. It was shot in Toronto, Canada and is filled which all we need, telephone, computer & skateboard.~


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Published September 18, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.