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Videodrome 99 – This week’s best videos

After spending the weekend in Poland—or to be more precise, in Poznań attending our Electronic Beats Festival—this week starts without an weekend, but still contains a brand new edition of your favorite music video round-up. You know the game—it’s time for V.I.D.E.O.D.R.O.M.E.


#1 David Guetta – “Play Hard ft. Akon & Ne-Yo”, directed by Andreas Nilsson

David just made a video I love for a song which I should hate. Kudos to Andreas Nilsson (again).


#2 Beat Club – “Globetrotters”, directed by Zach Kranzler

This is just fantastic. Kinda smart video for a kick-ass track, taken from the “Something Better” maxi-single released last year via PCM/Boombox Recordings.


#3 Vitalic – “Fade Away”, directed by Romain Chassaing

Excellent new video for Vitalic‘s “Fade Away”, which turns out as some sort of mini-movie. Question: who gets the suitcase?


#4 Crystal Castles – “Affection”

I cant help myself, but Crsytal Castles almost feel like a retro band in 2013. Distorted images + Alice Glass lost in fog, all filmed in your park next door…


#5 Female Smell – “Look at Me Now”

Here the new Birmingham-based outfit Female Smell surprises with a bloody, straight-forward punk rock track. Looks like this is their first track, check their band camp for the debut EP.


#6 SpaceGhostPurrp – “Bringin Da Phonk”, directed by SpaceGhostPurrp

Taken off of last year’s Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, here’s a pretty authentic, dark, and self-made video for ”Bringin Da Phonk“.


#7 Exercise One – “Vapor”, directed by by Jacopo Carrears

This is the first beast released from Exercise One‘s new three-track EP, out in May through Exone. Excellent techno is all I need.


#8 A$AP Ferg – “Persian Wine”, directed by A$AP Ferg & Thuan Tran

Fellow Rocky set the bar quite high, but these days there’s Ferg trying to set new limits. Hate these guns, btw.


#9 Strip Steve – “Hood”

You know that I am a lover of this goofy french techno (remember Panetrose two weeks ago?)—here Paris-born and Berlin-based wunderkind Strip Steve drops a blast called “Hood”.

Published April 29, 2013. Words by moritz.schmall.