Flying Lotus is not one to do anything lightly, always pushing the boundaries not only with his beat-styled productions, but with his music videos as well. The video for his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me" showcases exactly the high quality of music videos he turns out, yet today even that one may have been topped. He's brought "Coronus, The Terminator" from his latest album Your Dead! to life, and intense is an understatement. With a starring role from Flying Lotus himself, watch the journey, and be warned the ending is a little graphic. Enjoy!
Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator | iTunes
One of dance music's biggest trend setters and head of the influential Fool's Gold Records, mixmaster A-Trak has always been on top of the game. However, recently the CEO has been on an entirely new level, putting out a full length mixtape last month with DC rapper Wale featuring an all star cast including A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper, and Pusha T that was released for free to celebrate the holiday 'Festivus'. One of his biggest singles yet is his disco infused electro anthem "Push" drawing some classic inspiration delivered in a very modern way.
The song has been gaining huge momentum, and A-Trak has just brought it to life with an outrageous new music video. Featuring cameos from A-Trak himself, Atlanta producer TM88 of 808 Mafia, a series of Nude models, and even a tiger, it is impossible to be bored through the length of the video.
A-Trak even had a few words on why he chose this direction for the music video. "My approach to dance music has always been a bit left, so the last thing I wanted was one of those sparkler bottle 'lets make this night live forever!' videos". "Instead, I wanted to make something with the opulence of a rap video, but shot like a renaissance painting. It's kind of like Eyes Wide Shut meets Burning Man."
Check out the video here:
A-Trak – Push feat. Andrew Wyatt (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | iTunes
Childish Gambino is an artist who does not take his music videos lightly, delivering basically short films for almost every release like “Sweatpants” or “Telegraph Ave” among others. Today we get the latest from the rapper / singer / actor for one of his most recent songs “Sober” off the Kauai EP. He brings the song to life singing to a girl waiting for her take-out food. It borders the line of cheesy and comedy featuring some outrageous dance moves from Gambino. The setting also reminds us of the diner in the ‘Sweatpants’ music video, making us wonder if that was Donald’s intention for connecting his videos. Enjoy!
Childish Gambino – Sober (Music Video)
While often a silent, no facial expression given figure, DJ Snake extraordinary rise to the top of dance music is a humbling one at best. The Paris born producer broke onto the radar in 2012 with the summertime anthem "Bird Machine," and has never look backed since. He even nabbed a Grammy nomination for his chart smashing single "Turn Down For What" with Lil' Jon among many other accolades this year.
As the world waits on the prominent figures next step, DJ Snake tops off his incredible year with an official music video for his "You Know You Like It" collaboration with UK vocalist AlunaGeorge. The visual direction focuses on an Ape (or, perhaps an orangutan… i'm unsure) who's depicted as a pusher of sorts. His seedy dealings are strung together via an engaging storyboard that coincides with the songs attractive production and lush vocals.
DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Official Music Video)
MK, Lee Foss and Anabel Englund Have Formed Supergroup Pleasure State and Released “Ghost In The System” Music VideoPosted in Chill by nick | Tags: Anabel Englund, Lee Foss, MK, Music Video, Pleasure State
MK has been one of the pioneers of Deep House since it’s origin in the 90’s, but only recently started DJing in the past few years. He has now established himself as a true force behind the decks and has been crushing sets across the globe. The now established DJ just joined forces with two other serious players in the house world for a new supergroup. Lee Foss, co-founder of the very influential house label, 'Hot Creations' has been both playing and collaborating with the seductive singer and DJ Anabel Englund over the past couple years really developing and unbeatable chemistry.
All three of these artists have joined up for a new house supergroup band appropriately called Pleasure State and they are ready to bring their deep sound to new heights. Today we have the group’s first single “Ghost In The System” , released alongside some impressive official visuals.
The video is centered around Annabel Englund, bringing her mesmerizing vocals to life as she moves around a bleak modern house. We also see cameos from both MK and Lee Foss. Something about the chemistry here works really well and has us instantly hooked and on the lookout for what’s to come from Pleasure State. This is the first single from the group’s debut release Ghost In The System EP coming out on Hot Creations. Listen and watch below and as always, enjoy!
ODESZA have had a true breakout year including an incredible debut album (In Return), an accompanying sold out world tour, and a non stop stream of remixes of their own music and other artists'. Today they keep the content flowing with UNICEF and an awareness video for World AIDS Day for their song "Sun Models".
Following in the same cinematic vein as their "Say My Name" music video, this powerful video takes place in the country of Chad in Central Africa and is a narrative of a soon-to-be mother who is given the opportunity to take anti-viral medication so as to not pass HIV on to her child. The video ends with the message "Children born to HIV-infected mothers can be HIV-free"; further promoting that while there has been a lot of progress in the fight against AIDS there is still a long way to go. Odesza and UNICEF encourage us all to share the video and help raise awareness.
Watch the video below and share!
Justin Blau aka 3LAU continues his global rise with his most exciting music video yet coinciding with one of his biggest singles to date.
After breaking into new territory with his highly successful single "How You Love Me" earlier this year, Justin releases a harder hitting followup single. We first heard a preview of “We Came to Bang” featuring Luciana in a unique fashion when Tiesto released a bootleg of the song with vocals from Bloodhouse Gang’s “Bad Touch” earlier this summer.
Today, along with the release of the song we get the official music video which is one of Justin’s most adventurous moves to date. The video tells a very gruesome story of a mascot fight club. Cheerleaders surround mascots fighting to the death, and we see 3LAU playing one of them. Some of the mascots wear slave-like necklaces that explode at the will of the cheerleaders. The video ends with a cliff hanger, as Justin is given one of the necklaces by the cheerleaders. Watch the premiere of the video below and you can pick up your copy of the song out now through Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label. Enjoy!
3LAU – We Came To Bang feat. Luciana (Official Music Video) | ITUNES
Mike Gonek and Evan Norton, also known as Torro Torro had a mutual ambition to tell a movie-like story in a four minute music video. The "Ca$hville" video's backdrop, Los Angeles, became their current home after the Canadian duo set up a studio there earlier this year. This eventful video provides perfect visuals to Torro Torro's latest banger. A vengeful thug goes on a crime filled adventure for a large sum of cash. Released via Mad Decent, "Ca$hville" was a Mad Ruk Entertainment Production directed by Jon Riera, produced by Maurico Ruiz, with Cinematography by Kelly Jeffrey.
Torro Torro – Ca$hville (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Probably the most exciting supergroup to take the electronic world by storm this year is the colossal duo Jack Ü. Fresh off their Power 106 hip-hop mix, Skrillex and Diplo have unveiled the official video for their hit single “Take Ü There” featuring the amazing Canadian singer Kiesza.
The video showcases the rowdy energy at the first live Jack Ü performances; an awesome on-stage perspective whether you were able to catch them this year or not. If there's one thing these two kings of EDM know how to do better then most, it's put on a damn good show. The other elements of the video really kick it up a notch. The layers of animation are at times extra weird, and at times funny (watch out for Skrilly's pizza toss at 3:12); but always interesting. Stream the video below. Enjoy
Jack Ü – Take Ü There feat. Kiesza [OFFICIAL VIDEO] | iTunes
Skrillex music videos tend to be a little outrageous, but with that being said they are always very entertaining. Bass ambassador Skrillex has unveiled his newest video for the track "Fuck That" from his debut studio album Recess. This is one of the more different sounding tracks we've heard from Skrillex stepping far away from the typical heavy sound hes is known for.
The video takes us through a visual journey of what seems to be a foreign interpretation of fight club. It starts off with our main character being released from some sort of underworld boxing training camp back into the arms of his presumed girlfriend. You would be naive to assume they were going home happily ever after as almost immediately after his release he receives a call that leads him back into the world of fighting that ends with an epic twist. Watch the video below and you can pick up your copy of the album today. Enjoy!
Skrillex - Fuck That (Official Video) | iTunes
A re-creation of the cult classic film Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, the video starts off with Schoolboy building a concoction of pills and liquids similar to the drug binge from the movie. The visual effects let the viewer step into Q's shoes after ingesting all the substances. This video couldn’t be more fitting for a song titled “Hell of a Night” as girls bounce around a raging house party punctuated by a series of interesting events. The video starts and ends with the same scene as if it might start all over again, or was it just a dream? Watch the wild journey and you can pick up your copy of the song as part of Schoolboy Q's latest album Oxymoron. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar blew away expectations with the first single "i" from his soon-to-be released sophomore album. The feel good anthem shows a more versatile matured side of the artist and today we get a fittingly warm official music video. Following Kendrick on a cinematic journey through the streets of LA the video paints the perfect visual for the single. Watch below and you can pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
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