Let me start this week’s V I D E O D R O M E with a link, which takes you to our Daily from last Friday. Here, my dear colleague Walter W. Wacht gave you an update on five epic new music videos from the likes of The Knife, Vondelpark, Phoenix, Beach House and Lapalux. Here’s the next rush of music videos, featuring Saschienne, Danny Brown, D E N A and many more.
#1 Torn Hawk – “This Is Crime”, directed by Luke Wyatt
Hope you remember my last year’s picks, where I tried to point out how great the L.I.E.S. imprint is doing and mentioned Torn Hawk‘s excellent “Tarifa” track. If you missed that, here’s your second chance: Torn is back with a trippy and NSFW video above.
#2 Red Axes – “Silver Bed”, directed by Stéphane Haiun & Naïla Guiguet
I’m a Cliché records is always producing nice videos (Bot’Ox anyone?). Here, Red Axes aka Tel Aviv’s Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi invite you to dance on ice.
#3 Compuphonic ft. Marques Toliver – “Sunset”, directed by Simon Griesser & Philipp Comarella
Up-and-coming NY alt-R&B singer Marques Tolliver, who joined James Blake on his last European tour, collaborates with Belgian producer Compuphonic for his release last month on Get Physical. Watch the nice Simon Griesser & Philipp Comarella-animated video above.
#4 Saschienne – “Grand Cru”, directed by Marco Dos Santos
Wow, nice semi-documentary video with some Kompakt all-stars for Saschienne‘s new “Grand Cru” video, the audio of which comes on 12″ vinyl with a Pachanga remix on the B-side.
#5 Magic Milk – “Black Rolls Royce”, directed by MAGIC MILK
Magic Milk‘s debut album We Hunt Buffalo Now will soon see the light of day; until it’s out, all we have is this nice, little punk video for “Black Rolls Royce”. Addictive.
#6 Tristan Coleman – “Good Money”, directed by Josephine Lie
Field recordings plus ancient percussion added with some melancholic vocals? Yes, this is Tristan Coleman, who teases his upcoming Taken form the Still Life With Sound EP, out via Mystery Plays Records, with a wonderfully animated video above.
#7 The Purist X Danny Brown – “Jealousy”, directed by globodigital
Detroit’s own Danny Brown teamed up with UK’S The Purist for his upcoming EP titled Tr-ill. The appetizer single, entitled “Jealousy” is a pretty dark track, which comes with a nice VHS- karaoke-inspired music video.
#8 Hervé feat. Maria Minerva – “Gold”
Last month Hervé unveiled his collaboration with Austra for “Save Me”; today nothing but the next stunning collab from his The Art of Disappearing album—just released via Cheap Thrills—was unwrapped. It’s Maria Minerva of Not Not Fun-fame who added her marvellous vocals on top of Hervé’s beats.
#9 D E N A – “Thin Rope”
Last summer Bulgaria-via-Berlin producer D E N A got some buzz with her catchy “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” track. Now, the time has come for her next video installement. Watch the funny clip above.
#10 Soukie & Windish – “Hero”, directed by C. Ischinger
Hamburg-via-Berlin producer Soukie & Windish have just released their debut album A Forest via the USLR imprint, and when you’re longing for some easy going house music, this is your heaven.
Published March 11, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.