Sickick - "Hittem" (dir. Jay Baskey)
Yeah, I'm a little biased with this one. =) My first big-budget video with an amazing artist, a cast of 50+, and a crew of super-talented people. Best day ever.
SonReal - "Preach" (dir. Dane Collison)
Shot around North America. Simple, amazingly executed.
Die Antwoord - "Ugly Boy" (dir. NINJA)
Great cameos and art direction x1000. Die Antwoord's image is authentic insanity. There's something about South Africa, man...
Childish Gambino (ft. Problem) - "Sweatpants" (dir. Hiro Murai)
No one in hip-hop marches to the beat of their own drummer like Gambino. This video goes deep down the rabbit hole.
DJ Snake (ft. Lil Jon) - "Turn Down For What" (dir. Daniels)
If you don't like this video, you hate fun.
Keys 'N' Krates - "Are We Faded" (dir. Peter Huang)
Such a brilliant concept, filmed with a potato.
Majid Jordan - "Her" (dir. Common Good)
Gorgeous. Elevating the performance video, using black + white to highlight texture and contrast (not just because it's "artsy").
Tyga, Nicki Minaj + Lil Wayne - "Senile" (dir. Colin Tilley)
Like a series of acid trippin' video postcards, featuring every colour in existence. Unexpected stuff from Young Money and Colin Tilley.
Skrillex - "Fuck That" (dir. Nabil)
Nabil with another beautifully shot, epic video. Excellence is a habit with this guy.
Jamie xx - "Sleep Sound" (dir. Sofia Mattioli & Cherise Payne)
Can music be experienced by people who can't hear it?
"...she was deaf and could almost feel the music by watching me...love, imagination, silence and music join together to become a whole."
I'm floored by this. The best video of the year.