Last week we had a look at some of our favourite music videos from Buygore Records. This week, we’re going to be counting down our favourites from the American label Big Beat Records. Big Beat started out as an underground house music label in the late 80s, but was bought by Atlantic in 1992 and, after a relaunch in 2010, now features a wide range of artists, including Knife Party, Cash Cash, and Skrillex.
#5: CID – Together
This curiously simple music video totally reminds us of something everyone’s favourite Python Terry Gilliam might come up with, but it totally works for this tune. We can’t quite put our finger on it, but there is definitely something really engaging about this one. The kaleidoscopic effects are mesmerizing, and the featured girl isn’t exactly hard to look at, either.
#4: Cash Cash – How to Love ft. Sofia Reyes
This captivating video from Cash Cash features the ever lovely Sofia Reyes and it’s no wonder it has over 5 million views on YouTube since its release in April. We love the playfulness of the lights to create different environments, creating a really cool sense of contrast and duality.
#3: Hunter Seigel – Let Me Love You Right ft. Kai
This seems to be a pretty standard video about the protagonist’s girlfriend’s love affair, but this one has quite a twist at the end which is what put it on our Top 5 this week. An emotionally charged track with an equally charged video, this one will have your attention from beginning to end and with a pretty profound message at that!
#2: Galantis – No Money
This is a really fun, colourful video with a pretty upbeat and positive message, too, which is what made it this week’s number two video. We are so in love with the bright face paints and the playful twist to the song’s meaning by using younger actors, and we found it to be pretty inspiring. The dance scene at the end is pretty cool, too.
#1: Martin Solveig and Dragonette feat. Idoling!!! – Big in Japan
This insanely quirky but totally adorable video follows Martin Solveig and his manager on their tour through Japan, and it’s only a little bit weirder than you might expect. This video honestly just makes us wish we were big in Japan because everything about it looks awesome. What’s even cooler about this video (which is now almost 5 years old) is that it was also used as a call to action to support Red Cross efforts in Japan after the earthquakes in March 2011. Oh, and did we mention it has an idol performance, too?