MUSIC VIDEO VAULT TAKEOVER #14: DEER DU BOIS
The MUSIC VIDEO VAULT TAKEOVER is a new exclusive FRINGE MUSIC FIX feature in which we invite our favourite artists, directors, producers, writers, bloggers, and music video enthusiasts to present five or more music videos that have most inspired or entertained them.
For this installment we have invited the prolific blogger Deer du Bois to share some of his favourite music videos with us.
Deer du Bois is a freelance graphic designer based in Brussels, Belgium and founder of the Deer du Bois Blog. He also contributes an incredible emerging music compilation to High Clouds. His curatorial skills have been on our radar for some time and we positively thrilled that he has agreed to grace our humble blog with his presence.
When i was just a teenager i discovered my “obsession” with Swedish pop music and who else than the kings and queens of Army Of Lovers to open up their amazing kitsch world to me. Stylish and a bit creepy too, this video had it all, with that perfect 90s soft beat to make it complete.
A video you can watch over and over again, each time discovering new details. Also a video where you wonder from the start: what the hell is going on in this Swedish bar? The clash between the gorgeous drag-singer and the bar-regulars makes this an intense experience fitted for this amazing song.
With a soft spot for karaoke-styled video and crazy livingroom-dancing with a weird edge to it, Chairlift made my day when they released this video. With their avant-pop style and their unique universe Chairlift still is one of my favorite bands of all time. And i bet you just want to dance along from the first moment you watch this video.
The Scissor Sisters always know how to throw a good party and with their Tutorial video for this track they became The House of Kiki for 4:04 minutes. Sweet memories I have of a holiday with friends where we replayed the video using all items from the house and each others clothes. This is just the perfect pre-party video, that will make you feel sexy and empowered!
At first this was just a YouTube suggestion but after the first look upon this video i was mesmerized and hooked. This fairly simple video is so powerful, yet playful and in a way sexy, without being cheap. Aldous is in total control in this one-take video where she ads a cowboy-suit-quirkness to a deep and touching song. Therapeutic and beautiful!
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