Editors pick: Nicola. It’s a new year and we’re back with our weekly Top 5 videos! This week we’re celebrating the snowy season in Berlin with videos from Alex Metric, Yuko Yuko, Mikael Delta, Free Free Dom Dom and Yeasayer.
Alex Metric – Drum Machine (feat. The New Sins)
This video is so tacky, I love it. Reminds me of a casual night out in the beautiful seaside town of Blackpool. London-based producer Alex Metric recently delivered the fourth installment of his groundbreaking Ammunition EP series, Ammunition Pt. 4 (out now via OWSLA/Big Beat Records), and now Metric has released a video for his latest single, “Drum Machine” (feat. The New Sins), directed by the acclaimed Mister Whitmore known for his work on DJ Snake (“Get Low”) and Dillon Francis (“Without You”) videos. Metric draws on his classic underground disco, house & funk influences, and his recent output includes features from The Knocks, The New Sins and AMTRAC. “If Bonnie and Clyde and Miami Vice had a cross-over moment, it would look a lot like the video”.
Yuko Yuko is the Dutch nostalgic-psychpop solo-project from the nineteen year old Elias Elgersma. He already has a big catalog of records, made on taperecorders from the old days and only uses old equipment. In 2012 Yuko Yuko’s song we’re noticed by Mexican bloggers. Before he even had anyone from the Netherlands to know his music he released two EP’s on Badpop and RVRB Music. His debut album “More Than A Facebook Friend” is out February 28th 2016 on Field Mates Records / Purple Noise Record Club. In the meantime here’s Elias singing in his back garden, looking cool as fuck.
I feel like the title for this video is quite fitting at the moment! Weeks after Mikael Delta released his new album “Life is Now”, the Greek composer shared his new video for “Snowing in Berlin”. Directed by Anna Noti and cinematography from Iason Arvanitakis, “Snowing in Berlin” possesses an elegiac feeling, a sublimely moving portrait of remembrance, disconnection and moving on. With amazing landscapes, a slow editing pace and long shots resonating with soul searching, everything is captured in the rhythm of Mikael’s song.
Electropunk duet Free Free Dom Dom share their first music video, “FFDD” directed by London-based film photographer Ophélie Rondeau and shot on Super 8 mm film. The video is shot in various locations all around Berlin and reflects the twosome’s “state of mind: when you try something too hard then you just feel the need to go back to something simple and authentic… like walking in a park, chilling, contemplating. The song “FFDD” is a bit crazy… as a result of wanting to wash ourselves from bad energy and what it involves mentally.” Looks like a fun day out to me!
Here’s a freaky little number to finish off our list! New Yorkers Yeasayer haven’t released anything since 2012, so I’m pretty sure this video makes up for it. “I Am Chemistry” is taken from the forthcoming Yeasayer album “Amen & Goodbye”, to be released 1st April 2016. The album art features sculptures by David Altmejd, which were also came to life in this video. The track features vocals from Suzzy Roche of the Roches and the clip was directed by New Media Limited.