BEST OF 2012: My favorite music videos of the year

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

OFF!-Wiped Out

Shmu-House of Stares

El-P-The Full Retard

Owlbiter-Trampoline

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

Chris Cohen-Monad

Rhye-The Fall (Live)

Says She’s Ms. Blat-Violent Nudity/Ha Ha Ha

Nosaj Thing featuring Kazu Makino-Eclipse/Blue

Earl Sweatshirt-Chum

Toro Y Moi-So Many Details

Karriem Riggins-Round The Outside (Alone Together)

VIDEO: 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.

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RECORD CRACK: Madlib unfolds another episode of his “Medicine Show”

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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.