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Top Ten Electronic Music Videos 2012
2012 Last Year
Ok last year was very difficult to select the top ten, your help in the comments section is greatly appreciated. The first poll didn't include many artist that were discovered later so I added a second poll. Based on the polling on the bottom of the page I'm continuously changing the order to the top ten (based on your input), including replacing those with few votes with one's with no votes to see how they do. If you see I've missed a new music video from 2012 please mention it in the comments section below.Just remember, it's not "best electronic artist/song" or "best music video" of 2012... it's the delicate balance of both. If you want to see the Top Ten Electronic Music Videos of 2011 click here. Also, those in the ousted may return as I see the votes are showing who should be on top
Deadmau5 (f. Chris James) – The Veldt
Calvin Harris (f. Ne-Yo) - Let's Go
Dada Life – Rolling Stone T Shirt
Hardwell (f. Mitch Crown) - Call Me A Spaceman
Tiësto & Wolfgang Gartner - We Own The Night
Wolfgang Gartner - Love & War (filmed in SF!)
10) Major Lazer (f. Amber of the Dirty Projectors) – Get Free
Beautiful and peaceful song about the struggle to be free in many different aspects. Filmed in Jamaica the footage captures the essence of the Reggae spirit. Truly inspiring.
9) The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady
I came across this one late in the year so it didn't get the best chance to be voted on. The Beetroots have been hit or miss for me but this particular song has the spirit of their earlier work with the refinement that comes with an artist that is always improving. And yes that metronome does sound reminiscent of a clock ticking... one, two...whoot! whoot!
8) Afrojack & Shermanology – Can't Stop Me
Afrojack takes his time which is good... producing a hit every two years or so. This time bringing in Shermonology (The guys that did Blessed with Avicii). The tune is catchy, the collaboration is warm and heartfelt. Dorothy Sherman sings from her soul making this song an instant classic. Contrary to the title of the song, something CAN stop you from the "Jacked" tour in the USA... boo! :(
7) Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay - In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
Reaching the top of the Electronic scene for 2012 is this mezmerizing tune by Axwell, one of three Swedish House Mafia's members. Fresh music from part of a group that is supposedly on it's last tour.
6) Cypress Hill & Rusko – Roll It, Light It
An excellent example of the genre crossing that has dramatically increased in the last decade. Rap and dubstep with Rusko's unique sound makes for a powerful song. Add the latest in computer graphics and you have an incredible music video experience using the latest technology.
5) Justice - ON'N'ON
Great use of symbolism and post production editing. Actually, the only shots of the French duo are either still or only a few seconds of movement. The song is melodic and harmonious. The editing is superb. Another hit from the guys that brought us D.A.N.C.E. And Phantom Part II.
4) Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic
This version far surpasses the original in spite of all the great cameos. This version has a consistent theme with more vocals and amazing slow motion camera effects. Its so nice to see these guys do what they do best: Hype up the crowd, build tension an break lots of things. This music video keeps up with this years growing trend of special filming and post production editing.
3) Skrillex – Bangarang
In this video we see a comical looking antagonist overrun by a gang of children. Then we see those same kids grown up with the same habits but taken to the next level. Typical skrillex style shines through with vein pumping excitement, violence and possibly a hidden meaning?
2) Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
For three and a half minutes you must ignore the fact that this whole music video is a shameless ad for liquor. That's ok. This particular liquor company has become famous for their creative and well produced ad campaigns. Combine with the anthem style electronic music that is S.H.M., we get another well composed, tension building video and song that makes you want to drink?
1) Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky
This video is the epitome of weird... a weird that exists in all of us. Leave it to Die Antwoord to break most of the rules of dance music and staus quo norms. This group continues to push the boundaries of what is socially acceptable, now on a global level.