Rudimental has teamed up with Grammy-nominated UK singer-songwriter Elderbrook to develop a music video with a dance routine for their new single, “Something About You.” The single is included in Rudimental’s newly released Distinction EP, which features The Martinez Brothers, Preditah, Caitlyn Scarlett, and others.
“Something About You” comes with a special music video directed by Luke Davis and staring Michael Socha from HBO’s new Chernobyl series. It’s about the importance of mental health, showcasing an all-male group therapy session railing against the notions of traditional and toxic masculinity, illustrating the beauty in expressing emotions.
The track soothes with lush synths dancing alongside Elderbrook’s sultry vocals. Horns are presented in the hook for a cozy, warm house feel ideal for a group dance routine.
Fresh off the heels of two ultra-satisfying setlist-tools-turned-official-releases, Skrillex has turned in a new visual feature to accompany one of his new Show Tracks, “Mumbai Power.” The video is a collection of clips from the road, from stadiums to street corners, festival stages to plane cabins, with a gang of Skrillex’s friends following him on his adventures across the world.
Kenny Beats, Porter Robinson, longtime touring teammate Team EZY, Mija, recent collaborators Kelsey Lu and Troyboi, and even Loki, all make appearances in the new visual cut. Fans and social media followers will surely recognize snippets of the globetrotting superstar and his crew throughout the video, recapping appearances in Japan, Korea, and India to the highly repeatable “Mumbai Power.”
Shaquille O’neal has proven he’s far more than a one trick pony as his longtime DJ Diesel moniker continues to take off after a Hall of Fame basketball career. In addition to performing at major festivals around the world, including a forthcoming appearance at Tomorrowland, the former NBA big man recently teamed up with NGHTMRE and Lil Jon for a pulsing bass weapon, “Bang.” Now, the heavy-hitting collaboration has a visual to boot.
The trio filmed the music video for the joint track during Miami Music Week, taking the group through a list of ridiculous situations. Between getting IVs together, doing shots, or playing hide and seek, Lil Jon, NGHTMRE, and DJ Diesel provide a three-minute dose of entertainment through their MMW escapades. The video floats between animation and reality, and definitively proves that hanging out with these guys was indeed be the best that this year’s Miami Music Week had to offer.
Major Lazer has debuted the video for their new summer single “Make It Hot” featuring Brazilian superstar Anitta. The video is in partnership with BACARDI, with the famous rum brand making several appearances throughout the feature. The song unites Spanish vocals from Anitta with the group’s dancehall-inspired signature sound, with the viewer participating in the party from the video’s onset.
Anitta speaks about the video and working with Major Lazer, noting,
“It’s amazing when you work in synergy with someone who completes you artistically, Having the opportunity to write/compose another song with Major Lazer was really special. We have developed this energy that is similar to being around family and close friends when we work together. It’s good to be able to bounce ideas off each other and that’s something that happens naturally now. I think it’s difficult for anyone to listen to this song and remain still.”
Anitta steals the show, dancing through the feature with the members of Major Lazer making cameos throughout. The video is total sensory overload, making the visuals as colorful as the sonic elements of the track, and ultimately serves as a perfect compliment to the release.
In a refreshing change of pace, Illenium and Jon Bellion star in their music video for recent breakout single “Good Things Fall Apart.” The duo promoted the video in costume on Twitter earlier in the week, and the full video is out now.
The video begins with the world coming to an end, and the camera pans in on Illenium and Bellion standing within a ship that has catapulted them into the galaxy and away from the dying planet. Illenium showcases his guitar playing abilities juxtaposed with Bellion’s svocals as the flight takes a chaotic turn. The duo perform the song mid-flight in between action-packed vignettes of the ship’s crew attempting to regain order in the cockpit. The video ends with a heartfelt message, “To those who have the courage to change the course we are on.”
Both the track and the music video are out now via Astralwerks.
The video showcases the 34th annual Pro Darts Tournament of the Flowers on PBSPN with professional host-with-the-most Rick Jambles (played by Francis) and his best friend and former pro-dart champion, Jackie D (played by Alison Becker) commentating. Dirk Duckland (Jimmy Tatro) and Maddie Gilmoore (Anna Akana) face off in an intense dart battle that takes a dark turn with a light upside. The music video was directed by Brandon Dermer whose worked with Panic! At The Disco, Diplo, and Steve Aoki.
After headlining Coachella and bringing lovelytheband on stage as a surprise guest, Francis announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox Television for an animated comedy series called Gerald’s World, based off his lovable piñata best friend and social media superstar.
Avicii has left us with a forthcoming posthumous album that’s shaping up to be defined by its versatility and diversity thanks to the stark difference between the first two singles released from the LP, due later this summer. TIM’s second single, “Tough Love,” showcases Bergling tapping into eastern influences, equipping the track with Indian-inspired instrumentals following his experiences traveling through the country, and now the song has an equally gripping visual accompaniment.
The “Tough Love” music video centers around the idea of a duet in stride. In Bergling’s original notes about the track, he wrote, “This one needs to be a duet. Coolest thing would be a real couple. Or a couple that have worked together enough to be almost considered a couple!” Based on the obvious chemistry between the video’s protagonists, Avicii’s vision for the track certainly came to life.
The music video centers in on a male and female dancer, who mirror each other’s dancing from across one another in the middle of a rock formation alongside the sea. The tension between the two builds as the video continues on and by the end of the video a larger group of dancers appear and join the couple. Watch the “Tough Love” visual below.
Galantis and OneRepublic teamed up in early 2019 to release their radi friendly hit “Bones,” which has since racked up over 45 million streams on Spotify alone. As more electronic music producers such as Galantis team up with mainstream pop groups, the production values in the accompanying music videos has naturally skyrocketed. This is as apparent as ever now that Galantis and OneRepublic have released the visual counterpart to “Bones.”
The artists teamed up with director Spencer Hord for the video, and he comments on his interpretation of the “Bones” music video, saying, “We wanted to do something conceptually simple, but visually challenging. The goal was to create a literal representation of “Bones” with 3D animation, and merge these CG assets with a moody amusement park environment to create a surreal mixed-reality narrative. We shot the live action plates at Castle Park in Riverside—a small theme park in Southern California I grew up attending for various grade-school birthday parties. The location was much better than I remembered, and the production process became a nostalgic experience to say the least.”
The elaborate video tells the story of the attendees of an amusement park floating between the living and the dead, as they become skeletons at night within the vivid confines of the sensory illuminating surroundings.
You might know Salvatore Ganacci from his creative and infectious dance moves behind the decks, most notably at Tomorrowland. The Swedish producer released an equally funny music video for his new single, “Horse,” released off Skrillex‘s OWLSA label.
The visuals for “Horse” continue off the enigmatic DJ’s performance energy with the animal-whispering Salvatore rushing to save his friends from the abrasive humans.
The song is a tribute to raving in the ’90s with the throbbing kick and riding high hat. Going back to Ganacci’s youth was vital for capturing his one-of-a-kind persona, which also included hiring his childhood friend as the director, who runs the production company Business Club Royale.
This May, Ganacci’s will make his EDC Las Vegas debut along with a hefty tour schedule in Europe this summer. He also recently released the high-energy bass house track “Cake” with Megatone off Big Beat’s Ignition Compilation series.
Released as a single from the late Hyperion, Gesaffelstein‘s first album since 2014, “Blast Off” is a testament to the sleek, high profile nature of the project. Featuring Pharrell Williams, the track’s clean bassline and airy synths drum up images of an oddly familiar, though far off futuristic world–and now there’s a music video to match.
The video jumps back and forth between close-up shots of Pharrell’s emotive singing and Gesaffelstein’s light-laced outfit. Fitting the track’s dark but effortlessly glossy style, the video takes a sudden turn, with Matrix-like sceneries growing more frightful and intense with every frame.