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Sound Selects: Premier Videos of 2013

FACT: In this day & age, a good music video will do more to perpetuate your career than any other single-handed effort.

Sure, I grew up on MTV – but I caught the back-end of an arguably great era. I saw a couple great summers of TRL, but I also had to witness the travesties of Blind Date, Jersey Shore, and the like. Let’s just say me watching MTV was why Kurt Cobain started doing heroin in the first place.

It took a long time and a series of musical preference changes for me to realize that music VIDEO could stand as an art-form all its own.

That being said, these videos showcase the reasons why I choose to continue to stay relevant in modern music culture. People have things to say. Let them speak.

Thanks for listening.

1. Vampire Weekend – “Step” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mDxcDjg9P4
2. Gesaffelstein – “Pursuit” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRSijEW_cDM
3. Moderat – “Bad Kingdom” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1gewNVv1UY
4. James Blake – “Retrograde” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p6PcFFUm5I
5. Disclosure – “When A Fire Starts to Burn” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nsKDJlpUbA
6. Bonobo – “Cirrus” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF34N4gJAKE

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Just in case you haven’t realized it yet, Disclosure is the band you’ll be listening to all summer (at least between iterations of Daft Punk), Their funky blend of UK garage has had everyone in the dance community on their feet for the past year, and they’re in a position to make a big splash with their full-length release, “Settle”.

I had a chance to see them on Halloween night in Los Angeles – one of their first shows ever in the U.S. – and I have to say, it was pretty incredible. These young kids bring a sensibility to the game that is going to go a long way.

This video release of their interview/initial Brooklyn show is about everything you need to see.

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