November music videos: five of the best

There were some real treats on offer in November’s music video crop. Here are five of our favourite viral visuals…


Little Boots – Taste It

Co-directed by Little Boots herself, alongside Ish Sahotay, the video for sugary, psychedelic track Taste It is a hyper-real barrage of consumerism. Plastic surgery, fast food and stimulants are the themes, churned out like some kind of nightmarish Generation Game finale.

Dizzee Rascal – Pagans

Hot on the heels of Halloween gore-fest Couple of Stacks, the Rascal reunites with director Emile Sornin on Pagans, a super-slick homage to classic martial arts flicks that sees him kicking ass like a true ninja. Visuals aside, the track is another nod to the darker, dirtier side of Dizzee, and we love it.

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Bruno Mars and chums show us how it’s done in ’80s NYC style, with both moves and garms impeccably choreographed. An incendiary slab of funk from Mark Ronson’s forthcoming album  surely a contender for pop track and video of the year.

DJ Haus – Comin’ On

More throwback vibes, this time on a trippy lo-fi tip, with UTTU boss DJ Haus pairing the thumping acid house of Comin’ On with retro visuals by Dutch duo Born & Borgesius. Strap yourself in as dodgy sci-fi imagery collides with The New Dance Show in a cut-and-paste freakout.

Nigel Stanford – Cymatics

A bit of a curveball here – New Zealand visual artist Nigel Stanford teams up with director Shahir Daud on a project that demonstrates the relationship between science and music, via a range of visual sound vibration experiments. Mesmerising stuff.

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music – Nigel Stanford from Nigel Stanford on Vimeo


 

Featured image courtesy of Ish Sahotay