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Videodrome 121 – This week’s best videos

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


Welcome back to the house of music videos. This week we’ve quite a selection ready for your eyes & ears. You can try the latest bass-manipulation with beloved OM UNIT, take a trip with Egyptrixx into his fierce soundscapes, join the last train to electropop with Little Boots, explore Nico Jaar’s latest drop under his Darkside umbrella or watch an unhappy Azealia Banks in her latest collaborative video with Pharrell. No matter which alley is yours, have fun and stay open-minded.


#1 Om Unit feat. Jinadu – “The Silence”, directed by Tim Fox

Oh, how we love the warm bass of the Om Unit. The track is off of his debut album, which is out this month through Civil Music. Now press play to reach the final frontier…


#2 Egyptrixx – “Ax//s”, directed by Andreas Nicolas Fischer

Nice teaser for his upcoming album, A/B Til Infinity. BTW,this is the first musical sign of the Canadian since the release of his debut album Bible Eyes from 2011. Night Slugs drops the new EP next month.


#3 Omar Souleyman – “Warni Warni”, directed by Cali Thornhill DeWitt

Back in the day, I adored OS and once met him for some tea and an unforgettable chat. Now he’s signed to Domino and Four Tet produced his album. Which, honestly, feels like a Western takeover on these fresh East-Syrian sounds. Anyway, the track above is killer and sounds like Four Tet wasn’t in the room while recording.


#4 Little Boots – “Shake”, directed by Delaney Bishop

Ballet dancers meet hexapods: nice comparison and contrast in this new Little Boots video here between mechanized and human movement, though. Also, this is what you call warm and gentle electropop.


#5 DARKSIDE – “Metatron”, directed by Fernando Vallejo

Cool and unofficial video for “Metatron” from the new Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington collaboration, DARKSIDE. Video follows around a crew of skateboarders, showing love triangles, skate tricks, and more.


#6 Daedelus – “Tiptoes”, directed by Michael Wingate

LA veteran beatmaker Daedelus did it again. Dive into his digital voyage that takes you through some 3D renderings to finally enter some sort of next level shit.


#7 The Neighbourhood – “Afraid”, directed by ENDS

Cool black and white video for up-and-coming Los Angeles band The Neighbourhood, who has been steadily gaining traction on the strength of their hit single “Sweater Weather”.


#8 Disclosure – “You & Me” (Flume Remix), directed by Toby Pike

Are you into kissing? If yes, check out the official video for the Flume’s killler remix of Disclosure track ”You & Me”.


#9 Symmetry “The Hunt”, directed by Alberto Rossini

Johnny Jewel (Chromatics, Glass Candy) has offered up a free download of the album’s closing track, the dark and cinematic “The Hunt”, which comes hand-in-hand with a collage video, directed by Alberto Rossini.


#10 Azealia Banks feat. Pharrell – “ATM Jam”, directed by Rony Alwin

Azealia didn’t look very “into it” or happy in this “ATM Jam” video above, and that makes me unhappy. Nice track, though.


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Published October 23, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.