Satellites – Wasteland directed by M-I-E. »Kicking hard on the heels of Satellites:01, released as album of the week at Rough Trade last Summer, here is the next installment of the extraordinary journey of Johnny Vic – the Englishman living in Copenhagen who writes, plays and produces as Satellites.«
Chicago’s own Wild Belle have dropped a video for »Keep You« quite a while ago. The time has come to become familiar with their Reggae influenced summer music. Watch the video below, directed by Melina Matsoukas, and look out for Wild Belle’s debut album »Isles«. There is much more to discover.
Don’t expect the song of the year. Besides being very entertaining, this video contains the first musical output of chinese superstar Ai Weiwei, a very ironic metal track well beyond the pain threshold. The clip is about his time in detention and shows him being escorted and searched by prison guards, shaving his head, applying lipstick and donning a dress. Song by Ai Weiwei with music by Zuoxiao Zuzhou. Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.
What is more boring than a skater video? Maybe funny cat videos? Nevertheless Aoife McArdle succeeded to shoot one of the finest skateboard clips so far. The colors, the light, the depth of field and above all, the setting. Absolut fantastic. And additionally a great track by Jon Hopkins. McArdle comments: »The track is really special. I saw it as a singular, hypnotic journey that’s almost endless. You get lost in it. I liked the idea of a city kid taking us on that journey… just one day suddenly deciding to escape his life and see more of the world in the only way he understands… via skateboard.« Hopkins released »Open Eye Signal« as a digital single on April 30. The white label 12″ follows on May 21.
Brandt Brauer Frick feat. Om’Mas Keith – »Plastic like your mother« directed by Daniel Brandt & Julian Schleef.