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VIDEO BEATBOX: ELLEN ALLIEN, SCUBA, JULIO BASHMORE, SILICON

We wrap up this month's best dance music videos!

 

Ellen Allien 'Lou' 
Ellen Allien’s latest BPitch Control release, the aptly titled 'High' EP, has seen b-side ‘Lou’ given the Pfadfinderei treatment. The internationally renowned design collective (Pfadfanderei) pair black and white photos with an obscure and tripped-out liquid visual, which makes for an intriguing collage accompaniment to the boomingly acidic ‘Lou’. It’s a well-matched slice of flashing imagery to suit Ms Allien’s typically weird techno and puts you straight on the dancefloor.

'High' is out now via BPitch. 

Delorean 'Crystal'
Barcelona based Delorean present the 3D animated official video for latest single, 'Crystal', directed, produced and animated by (the clearly) super talented Joan Guasch. Gausch says, “Created from two 3D scanned characters, 'Crystal' is a psychedelic trip through different stages in a relationship. The photogrammetry technique has been used to create the models and textures, using more than 2500 still pictures.” The track itself is a low-slung nu disco number with a brilliant euro dance style chorus and off-kilter melodic progressions — it's an awkward yet completely captivating experience.

‘Crystal’ is out on Delorean’s own label, PHLEX, ahead of their album due in 2016. 

Scuba 'Black On Black'
'Black On Black' is the third and final instalment in Scuba’s 'Claustrophobia' video trilogy and almost picks up where he left off. This instalment takes a fun, tongue-in-cheek approach, though it's still a little more of a muted an affair than you might expect from Hotflush boss. Nevertheless, the glimpses of psychedelic visualisations, paired with the restrained, tonal track (that would rip your mind out if played in the correct moment) make for a quality ending to the series.It's out now with a tasty Len Faki remix — make sure to check out parts one and two: ‘Why You Feel So Low’ and ‘All I Think About Is Death’.

'Claustrophobia' is out now on Hotflush. 

Julio Bashmore 'Knockin' Boots'
Celebrating the release of Julio Bashmore’s debut album, ‘Knockin’ Boots’, Red Bull Music presents a snapshot into the house producer’s life from Bristol to South London. Director Daniel Brereton’s subtle and quirky story drops numerous new album cuts, featuring many of Bashmore's collaborators, as well as close friends and family, not forgetting his brilliant pet pooch, Gryuff! Granted it’s not strictly a music video but it’s shot hella’ well and could probably win awards for the Bashmore-centric soundtrack alone.

His new LP 'Knockin' Boots' is out on Broadwalk Records soon. 

Silicon 'Burning Sugar'
New Zealand’s Silicon and their brilliantly pacey, funkadelic, ‘Burning Sugar’ is paired with superb video.  A weird and wonderful audiovisual union of colourful animation, set to a slew of weird people and objects. Directed by Silicon frontman Kody Neilsen — brother of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s, Ruben Nielsen — and Ralph Brown, it’s best to sit back and enjoy it. Tap that foot, click your fingers and indulge in the brilliantly luscious chorus lines!  

Their debut LP is out on 28th August on Weird World. 

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