To commemorate the one-year anniversary of their Jack U project, Skrillex & Diplo show us some of what they've done these past twelve months: playing festivals, doing half-time at a Clippers game, trips to Thailand and Machu Picchu... and a dog driving a small car. Living the dream, indeed.
Welcome to Morrocco... Home to a bareknuckle brawler with the savegery of an uncaged dog, a trigger happy girlfriend with poor aim, a relentless avenger, and a magical sect carrying what may be the modern day holy grail — aka the one-of-a-kind secret Wu-Tang album The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which maybe you'll get to hear in Heaven.
Something tells me Monsieur Guetta is gunning to get back to the top of the superstar DJ list (look out, Calvin Harris). His previous clip had Ray Liotta. In this one, DG takes to the track — this was shot at Circuito de Jerez in Andalucia, Spain — for an "homage" to Formula One racing (and perhaps Rush, too) with James Purefoy as his rival.
Taking perhaps the worst curse word out there and turning it into a symbol of power — that's the underlying theme behind this clip from Hercules and Love Affair and director Matt Lambert, who blur the lines between music video and documentary much like the way the NYC gay nightlife icons featured here blur the lines between taboo and acceptance. Paris, it seems, has never stopped burning.
Andy Butler, Hercules & Love Affair: "My initial idea was to conceptualise the song through a series of filmed interviews with performance artists who explore profanity and gender in their work but I was not aiming at the fusion of music, video and documentary. When I talked to Matt for the first time he mentioned the idea of combining the two formats - music video and documentary. Fast forward 6 months to when I previewed the early edits and it kind of blew my mind"
Matt Lambert, director: "I spoke to some of the people who appear in the video for over an hour. Each of them had a different answer and different relationship to the word 'cunt' as well as the appropriation and reclamation of profane language as a means of pushing culture forward. Language, especially when dealing with issues surrounding identity, defines people's realities whether they choose to embrace or ignore language.”
Why stop with a smile when you can achieve a monumental O-Face? Various couples (and one threesome) reach orgasmic heights in an erotic funfest that's sans nudity, yet still unlikely to be considered appropriate workplace viewing.