Videodrome 97: This week’s best videos
Your weekly music video round-up is back on track with some marvellous new videos from the likes of Holy Sons, PANTEROS666, Postiljoen, and many more to explore.
#1 Skaters – “Armed”, directed by Danilo Parra
NY bad boy Skaters just dropped a cool new video for their b-side of their 7″ single debut “I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)”.
#2 Polar Lights feat. Sergey Khlebalin – “Efir and dust”, directed by Alexander Podoprigorov
New nature video for Polar Lights, filmed in a bloody atmospheric environment which surprisingly suits the housey sax track very well.
#3 Postiljoen – “Surpreme”, directed by Ty Olson
Electro-pop can be quite a strange genre, but with Postiljoen you are definitely on the right path. This springtime anthem entitled “Supreme” is out on Hybris now.
#4 Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – “Houzou Houzou Wa”
I’ve got to admit that my feedreader, erm twitter consists of a lot of African blogs. One I can recommend to you is Analog Africa, where I found this pearl from the upcoming Analog Africa No.13 sampler The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969 – 1980, out this month.
#5 Major Lazer feat Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green – “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)”, directed by Jay Will
Man, what kind of run does Major Lazer have? Is there any mainstream society which rejects these kind of pop big-beat tunes? Looks like their upcoming album Free the Universe will be a worldwide success.
#6 PANTEROS666 – “HYPER REALITY”
Piano-house? Adamski? Liveanddirect? Nope. It’s a banger by upcoming french producer Victor Watel aka Panteros666. Out on Brodinski’s Bromance Records.
#7 Holy Sons – “Aged Wine”
Emil Amos unveiled this video for the bonus track from his one-man project Holy Sons. The album My Only Warm Coals is out on April 23rd on Important Records.
#8 Nicki Minaj – “Up in Flames”, direcetd by Grizz Lee
In this latest Minaj-video for “Up in Flames”, taken from her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, we learn that Nicki can play the piano and knows how to drive a motorbike. Which is news. Don’t you think?
#9 King Midas Sound – “Funny Love”
First, King Midas Sound announce they were signing to Ninja Tune, and now there’s this beat-less beast called “Funny Love”. Waiting for more.
#10 Russell M. Harmon – “Tragedy Fractures”, directed by Gregory Hoepffner
If you are wondering what we can expect from the ambient genre, I highly recommend Russell M. Harmon.~
Published April 15, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.