Videodrome 99 – This week’s best videos

Words by moritz.schmall

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”.