Caribou – Jamelia
One of the best tracks from a completely great album, ‘Jamelia’ has finally got a video. Swim was a highlight of 2010 for us, and this is a great reminder why. The foggy, natural video represents Daniel Snaith’s organic musical style, and this little reminder of his brilliance will only heighten anticipation for another release from the Canadian.
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX – I’ll Take Care Of U
This artistic combination orchestrated by The xx‘s beatmaker Jamie Smith led to the production of a fairly unique and forward thinking album of remixes. This, one of the record’s highlights has now got a video to couple it, showing the gritty story of a single mother who’s also a boxer. A bit like Rocky.
Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Did we mention Lil Wayne was out of prison? Some of you may not like him, some seem to love him, but either way he’s a bit of a spectacle. This track is reminiscent of the style used for ‘A Milli’, with looped samples, punching snares and deep bass. In the video, by Hype Williams, features some trademark rapper shots as well as one of his head falling off, and a reenactment of a scene from the film Inception.
The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness
The first single from their upcoming release, Angles, this track has classic The Strokes written all over it. The video features the band playing in what could be a British museum, red carpets all over. While the dress code appears to be formal, Casablancas remains in trademark leather jacket and shades, at least until their on stage performance, composer and all.
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
Frankly, we’re a bit late on this one. If you haven’t already seen this then I can only assume you’ve been on holiday somewhere far, far away. Along with their Fallon performance, Odd Future have been ridiculously hyped for this video, in which their leader Tyler, The Creator uses all manner of shock tactics to give us an insight to his twisted brain.