From ’70s dancefloors to Bristol travel lodges, this week we’ve managed to cover the entire spectrum of music video offerings. Tune in, chill out and enjoy our carefully compiled list for your viewing pleasure. Have a great weekend people.
Daft Punk – Lose Yourself to Dance feat. Pharrell Williams (Dir. Thomas Bangalter, Guyman de Homem-Christo, Warren Fu, Paul Hahn & Cedric Hervet)
Sure it may be fairly one-dimensional but don’t tell me watching this didn’t bring a smile to your face. A nod to a forgone era; the outfits, the lights, and the simple enthusiasm for live music and dancing – a welcome escape from modern nightclub reality: twerking, sticky dancefloors, and a feint smell of vomit.
Solange – Lovers In The Parking Lot (Dir. Solange, Peter J. Brant and Emily Kai Bock)
Solange demonstrates it’s not just her big sister that can bust a move. Shot at the Kings Flea Market in her native Houston, she even jumped in the director’s chair for her latest video produced in partnership with The Creators Project.
No Joy – Blue Neck Riviera (Dir. Jason Harvey)
What happens when you film a brooding girl wandering along a deserted beach then throw in a bunch of effects on the post-edit? A pretty fucking great music video, it turns out. Catch No Joy on their European tour kicking off in November.
Until The Ribbon Breaks – Perspective feat. Homeboy Sandman
Multifaceted singer and producer Pete Lawrie Winfield, aka Until The Ribbon Breaks this week released the visuals to “Perspective,” the latest single from his newly released debut EP A Taste of Silver, which features Stones Throw rapper Homeboy Sandman. Here’s what Winfield had to say on the single: “I had written my verses and finished the track, I knew I wanted Sandman, as I had recently heard his track ‘Illuminati’ and thought he would fully understand the concept. I was still living in the UK at the time and had no label, no ‘team’ and no idea how to ask one for your favourite rappers to appear on your track. I decided to guess his email address. A month later, I was in a travel lodge in Bristol with the man himself, recording his verse onto my knackered laptop. Thank you Universe, thank you Sandman.”
Adian Coker – Suicide Drive (Dir. Drew Cox)
It’s rare these days for rappers to spit over their own beats. However 24-year-old Adian Coker has no trouble getting high off his own supply. With a serious talent for dark, unnerving production and a unique flow, the young South Londoner is inevitably set for big things. “Suicide Drive” is the second installment of a three-part collaboration with the ridiculously gifted Drew Cox, aka ‘Slanted Eyes.’ Check out “Cream” released earlier this year.