One evening last summer I was walking through Union Square, in New York City, and I met some talented young artists called, The Dope Rebels. I listened to their demo and felt very inspired. Memories filled my mind from 90’s hip hop groups like Tribe Called Quest, Souls of Mischief, Mobb Deep; and all the great music videos I had seen growing up watching MTV.
You can call her the world's first amputee pop artist, or even the first "bionic" pop artist... Either doesn't come close to capturing the impact of this video for the decidedly unique artist Viktoria Modesta, whose left leg was amputated to improve her mobility due to a condition she's had since birth.
It's a tale of two journeys, both of which are hopefully imaginary, in this jarring and compelling video for EDM artist Jon Hopkins.
Tom Haines, director: “Jon’s music has a transportive quality, which can be blissful and expansive, but can also be internal, and more aggressive, and Collider is at this end of the spectrum. We wanted to create an internal journey, which was unflinching, singular and claustrophobic and at the same time liberating. The video is like a voodoo ceremony, where the lead character dances herself into frenzy, and through the dance gains access to a parallel dimension; it’s her unfurling thoughts, her dislocated mind, and hints at something more apocalyptic - an end game for her and us."
Don’t bother with the spell check coz Sam Brown is back with his first music video since the Grammy winning 'Rolling in the Deep' for Adele (418m views and counting). ‘Strong’ is the second single from the hugely acclaimed London Grammar who craft the kind of soul drenched, intimate angst laden pop music designed to lift your heart and remind you why you loved music in the first place.
Filmmaker Saam Farahmand says this short film is "inspired by the music and the magic of Daughn Gibson," a Pennsylvania born-and-bred singer who sounds like a reconnection to old weird America. Gibson stars in the piece, which is centered around his 2012 track "A Young Girl's World," and is a dark coming of age story, with Gibson ready to move on (which is different from wanting to move out).