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EDMovie Madness: Get Political With DJ Shadow And Run The Jewels For “Nobody Speak,” Die Antwoord Gets Trippy With “Banana Brain,” & Trentemøller’s Innovative Video For “Redefine”

It’s about that time again. Time for the weekly review of the newest and best music video’s in edm. This week we will explore a political music video from DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels, a super trippy one from Die Antwoord, and an avant-garde one from Trentemøller.

DJ Shadow & Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”

DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak (Official Video)

Earlier this year DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P came together to create an awesome track titled “Nobody Speak” off of DJ Shadow’s comeback album, ‘The Mountain Will Fall.” Now they’ve offered us a music video for the track and it’s a hilarious political parody. From director Sam Pilling, the video takes place at a UN-style meeting of diplomats. It starts out with two politicians angrily lip-syncing El and Mike’s lyrics at each other, and it escalates into an all-out brawl. Shadow, Mike, El, a pig, and a chicken all make cameo appearances. In a press release, Shadow says, “We wanted to make a positive, life-affirming video that captures politicians at their election-year best. We got this instead.” Mike says, “It’s such a dope video. It’s what I really wish Trump and Hillary would just do and get it over with… And even in that fight I think Hillary would win — and that’s not an endorsement.”

Die Antwoord – “Banana Brain”


Perfectly at home alongside Die Antwoords greatest hits, their track “Banana Brain” is a bouncy festival banger, and its music video will surely take you on a ‘trip.’ It starts off with a young version of Yolandi serving her parents some tea spiked with quite a few sleeping pills so she can venture off on a wild night. Ninja and Yolandi then head to a gathering of friends where drugs and blacklight rooms are all part of the fun. But when Yolandi loses control, Ninja demonstrates how to properly take care of a friend on a bad trip, even if it means giving her a haircut.

Trentemøller – “Redefine”

Trentemøller: Redefine

Danish electronic producer Trentemøller is releasing his new album, Fixion, on September 16th, and has just released the music video for “Redefine” featuring vocals from Marie Fisker who appears on much of the LP, in the mean time. The video directed by Åsa Riton and Andreas Emenius, fits the sultry, bleak mood of the song perfectly as a bored couple engage in a little late night naked shoplifting and other illicit activities at a soulless superstore.

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