Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best music videos so you don’t have to.
Still hailing from super-nice Rio de Janaiero, here comes a warm breeze full of audio visual joy. This week I lost my heart to Pricess Nokia and (again) to Lopatin‘s Software Rec., who dropped an amazing computer generated journey for Thug Entrancer’s “Death After Life I”. Also inspiring: new videos from the likes of Show Me The Body, Actress, Jonas Reinhardt and Moderat. Have fun.
#1 Princess Nokia – “Dragons”
Some chilled jungle here from up-and-coming Princess Nokia (formerly known as Wavy Spice) or better described as some sort of Aaliyah reincarnate. A video to let you know how to treat your partner.
#2 Thug Entrancer – “Death After Life I”, directed by Milton Melvin Croissant III
When it comes to music videos these days, Lopatin’s Software imprint is taking the genre into some sort of next level shit. This time it’s a computer-generated psychedelia for Ryan McRyhew’s Thug Entrancer moniker. Get ready for the journey, press play and get lost in faked worlds.
#3 Actress – “Street Corp”, directed by Riyo Nemeth
Here’s the abstract clip for Actress’ “Street Corp”, which Ruth Saxelby called, “one of the most satisfying moments on Ghettoville.”
#4 Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”, directed by Christopher Parsons
No gimmicks here. TDE’s rookie Isaiah Rashad unveiled this new visual for “Soliloquy”, off his now available Cilvia project.
#5 Show Me The Body – “GROSS LOANS”, directed by Aaron Naves
#6 A.R.C. Soundtracks – “The Road To The Camp”
Not really a sucker for videos with that over-used mirror effect. But here, it’s different. Diving in to the droney “The Road To The Camp” video is full fun. Track is taken from the debut album., Archive: Volume One—out via Little Crackd Rabbit.
#7 Jonas Reinhardt – “Ganymede”, directed by Lily Jue Sheng
Brooklyn synth architect Jonas Reinhardt is just about to drop his LP+DVD release Ganymede. Again, this is amazing and according to interweb rumors, there’ll be a video for each track of the whole album (Goldfrapp/Beyonce anyone?).
#8 Adam Black – “TND Glass”, directed by Adam Black
French singer Adam Black just released the video for “TND Glass”, off of his EP debut, Untld, out February 10th. Check the self-directed video above.
#9 Presk – “Saluki”
This week Amsterdam-based Presk released his four track EP Saluki via Doc Daneeka’s Ten Thousand Yen imprint. Above it’s the colorful dance video for the title track.
#10 Moderat “Last Time“, directed by Pfadfinderei
Der Fluch der Provinz. New Moderat video made by long time collaborator Pfadfinderei, gives us an impression of living outside Berlin. Wanna see them live? Then try to get tickets for our EB Festival in Prague. Last tickets available from Friday morning.
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Published January 29, 2014. Words by moritz.schmall.