Let me say this off the top: this is not a list of every single music video that was made in 2012. Making a video is now the norm these days, and at times the amount of videos I have a chance in posting is overwhelming. What this is is a listing of my favorites of music videos I have seen and enjoyed. It could be due to the artist, it could be due to the song, it could be a mixture of both, plus some visuals that I found pleasing to my eyes and thus the mind. I did not have a specific video I felt was the absolute best, but I felt these stood out for whatever reason.
Yinka Diz-Overnight Scenario
Prometheus Brown & Bambu-Lookin’ Up
Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Tyler, The Creator-Rella
Kimya Dawson-Solid and Strong
Diplo-featuring Nicky Da B-Express Yourself
Radioinactive featuring 2Mex & La Caution-Mint Tea
Eamon McGrath-Great Lakes
Sene-The Feel Reel
Shmu-House of Stares
El-P-The Full Retard
The Spinto Band-The Living Things
Dan Deacon-True Thrush
Kool A.D.-Al Green<
Has-Lo-Inherit The Stars (Paten Locke Remix)
Hungry Ghost-Epic Sadness
Boldy James-For The Birds
Rhye-The Fall (Live)
Says She’s Ms. Blat-Violent Nudity/Ha Ha Ha
Nosaj Thing featuring Kazu Makino-Eclipse/Blue
Toro Y Moi-So Many Details
Karriem Riggins-Round The Outside (Alone Together)
Feel like funking up your butt nuggets in a sweet, romantic, and freaky way? Check out this new video from Karriem Riggins, who comes to us courtesy of the Stones Throw way of life. This video, directed by Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen, stutters and flutters and may cause seizures for some people. Is this video primitive or future primitive? Does it honor the vinyl code, or is it just a sacred load? You make the choice.
In Stones Throw Records‘ continued methods of giving me a heart attack, Madlib and his gang of unknowns are collaborating with knows to come up with Volume 7 of his Medicine Show series of albums, with this installment scheduled for release on July 27th. Vinyl junkies will love the 3LP version of this album, subtitled High Jazz, for the third record will feature an additional half hour of music that is exclusive to the format.
For this album, Madlib provides a few more combinations to his musical Rubik’s Cube, including The Big Black Foot Band, Jahari Masamba Unit (featuring drummer Karriem Riggins), and RMC, which unites the talents of Madlib, Riggins, and longtime Roots collaborator James Poyser. The CD version features an homage to a well known Cannonball Adderley album, and like anything Madlib comes up with, this is indeed “something else”. Madlib Medicine Show No. 7: High Jazz can be ordered on vinyl and CD by heading over to Stones Throw.