Die Antwoord ‘Ugly Boy’

Die Antwoord ‘Ugly Boy’

I can’t turn away from this yet every fibre of my being says I should. This is car crash entertainment at it’s most refined and cynical. Die Antwoord‘s career trajectory has seen them move from Deliverance’esque musical anomaly to hipster favourite and the cameo‘s in this video show just how deeply they’ve permeated American celebrity culture.  Check out face drops from the likes of Jack Black, Charlotte Free, Cara Delevingne, Marilyn Manson, Dita von Teese, the ATL twins and Flea. ‘Ugly Boy’ is lifted from the outfits 2014 release Donker...
Flying Lotus – ‘Never Catch Me’ ft. Kendrick Lamar

Flying Lotus – ‘Never Catch Me’ ft. Kendrick Lamar

I liked this song when I first heard it on the new Flying Lotus album You’re Dead but after seeing this video the song took on a whole other dimension for me and now the two are inextricably intertwined. Far from just being some visual filler or visual oddity to excite rabid YouTubers, this video takes the snippets of narrative and ideas in the song and expands it all into something larger and wildly profound. Director Hiro Murai says of the work, “The original idea was to do something extremely joyful that felt like a catharsis compared to the setting (funeral).” – Hiro Murai With ‘Never Catch Me’ Flotus and Murai have created a joint work that is more transformative device than mere audio-visual spectacle....
Severed Heads – ‘A Million Angels’

Severed Heads – ‘A Million Angels’

I’m hard pressed to think of an artist or musical outfit that has influenced me more than Severed Heads. A good portion of their musical output was nothing less than visionary in it’s ability to bind pop music with an often alien, synthetic sound and a good dose of found sound and music concrete. Whilst I’m not sure if the Boards of Canada boys were fans or had even heard them, it feels like BoC couldn’t even exist without Severed Heads. ‘A Million Angels’ is lifted from the brilliant 1983 album Since The Accident and the wonderful video for the song shares a similarly experimental process to that of the music thanks to the video synthesizer magic of Stephen Jones. Check out this great re-telling of how the video for the track came to be from Tom Ellard...

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