Welcome to FACT’s weekly video round-up.
As we note at the end of every year, music videos have never been better. But too often, music videos — along with documentaries, live sets and interview clips — get lost in the shuffle of news and new music.
With that in mind, FACT is doing what it does for mixes, mixtapes, vinyl and more: rounding up the internet’s best videos on a weekly basis. And to remove our bias, we won’t be including our own content — you’ll have to stay tuned to FACT TV for all your Against The Clock, FACT Freestyles and Confessions needs.
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Dir: Rob Shaw
Aesop Rock is the victim of a vehicular manslaughter, and his autopsy exposes his dollhouse organs and subsequent art class resuscitation, all with creepy stop-motion animation.
Dir: Mate Steinforth
A dystopian world plays out like a sci-fi RPG: individuals forced to harvest energy crystals are constantly under attack from explosions in the sky.
‘Spicy 103 FM’
Junglepussy set the tone of Pregnant with Success with ‘Spicy 103 FM’, and she brings the track’s radio call-in to life with this vibrant, New York- (and food-) heavy video.
‘Learn From Each Other’
Dir: Ben Strebel
Drake collaborators Majid Jordan bring their electronic soul to a posh nightclub, where Majid falls for a shy chanteuse who loses all confidence when his girlfriend shows up.
‘Good to Love’
Dir: FKA twigs and Imma
While not as visually arresting or conceptually interesting as her past videos, ‘Good to Love’ makes up for it with the intimacy and sexuality of twigs writhing in bed.
Poirier feat. Red Fox
Dir: Mat Rich
Montreal’s Kassédo dance crew gets ready for a night out and shows off their latest routine to the 90s dancehall vibes of Poirier’s Red Fox-voiced ‘Jump’.
Baauer feat. Novelist & Leikeli47
Dir: Hiro Murai
It’s Barry Lyndon meets The Warriors as two lines of 18th century soldiers face off on modern-day streets.
Vic Mensa & Skrillex
Dir: Colin Tilley
Skrillex and Vic Mensa follow in the footsteps of contemporaries like A$AP Rocky and Valentino Khan by having a late night adventure in Tokyo, putting a premium on tattoos and neon.
Dir: Be El Be
Young Thug and fiancée Jerrika Karlae spend some time between the sheets and have a rom-com paint battle in the cute video for Thugger’s latest ballad.
Skepta feat. D Double E & A&AP Nast
‘Ladies Hit Squad’
Dir: Grace Ladoja
Skepta, D Double E and A$AP Nast spin-off ‘Hotline Bling’ into a sexy pool party (is there any other kind?) in rich red, blue and purple hues.