Top Music Videos 2013 – No. 10-6
10. Russ Chimes – »Turn Me Out« directed by Mathy & Fran. A fantastically choreographed music video to a powerful disco/house track. The London based directing duo have taken the vibe of that anthem and created a sophisticated performance video that combines modern dance with very atypical elements. By the way: Russ Chimes didn’t start the »Turn Me Out« craze. It all goes back to 1994 in Cutting Records Studios in New York City.
9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – »Sacrilege« directed by Megaforce. Sacrilege is the epic and stormy first single from Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ fourth album »Mosquito«. Watch mindful: The video consists of chronologically reversed sequence. We slowly see a story pieced together of how a group of people end up shooting a man and burning a woman alive from end to beginning. Starring actress Lily Cole who stirs up a riotous witch-hunt among the outraged townsfolk.
8. Oneohtrix Point Never – »Problem Areas« directed by Takeshi Murata. Like the song, the video is completely artificial like an artificial still life. His colorful, immaculate hyperealistic digital pop art consists of apparently mundane everyday objects arranged in seemingly random compositions. Or as Lopatin said, »I wanted to characterize a linear world with cracks in its edifice.« Watch and enjoy the eye-catching music video for Oneohtrix Point Never’s first WARP single release.
7. Major Lazer – »Bubble Butt« directed by Eric Wareheim of comedy team Tim and Eric. In this clip huge butts are getting injected into »bubble butts« – several women’s asses are injected with air like balloons! This clip is a totally insane, hypercoloured, rear-jiggling frenzy, featuring a giant Buttzilla lady and her dance companions. And don’t forget: Contrary to popular belief Bubble Butts are not big asses. »Bubble Butts are round like a globe, usually complement a slender body.«
6. Dizzee Rascal – »I Don’t Need A Reason« directed by Emile Sornin. Damn! Dizzee is the king. An excellent video completely twisted, based on video loops and animated GIFs. It’s the work of french director Emile Sornin, who gained acclaim last year for Alt-J’s »Fitzpleasure« clip. Watch and be amazed.