Kick off your Cucalorus by grabbing yourself a mix drank and enjoying yourself a music video mix of the best dang music videos produced on this whole dang planet while we project them onto every dang surface in the whole dang room while live performers mimic dance moves and lip sync song lyrics to create an interactive entertainment emersion that can’t be found anywhere else in this whole dang dimension. Pretty impressive run-on sentence, huh?
The cherry on top of this party this year comes in the form of a performance from the angel-voiced, child of Wilmington, Sarah Kinlaw, who now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she runs an artistic triathlon of directing videos, choreographing dance, and lending her incredible voice and songwriting skills to her band Softspot. Kinlaw will be providing the live vocals for Softspot’s gorgeous and thought provoking video for “Habits” and then closing out the evening with a set of songs that will be accompanied by video visuals provided by VJ MXL PXL.
And finally, as we all know, the Visual/Sound/Walls party can’t begin unless turned on by the power of a powerful wizard. Therefore, henceforth, this party will be emceed once again by none other than Magic Johnson, not the former basketball player and current STD survivor, Magic Johnson, but the Magic Johnson that’s a dang WIZARD!!!!!!!
Here is this year’s Music Video Mix. (In order of appearance)
“The Blue Room” -al-ḥamdu li-llāh Dir: bettina d’mello, dr:khan
What So Not – “Divide and Conquer” Dir: Babekühl
Bassnectar – “TKO” ft. Rye Rye and Zion I (Director’s Cut) Dir: David Dutton
Sober Octaves – “Interlude 1” (segment from the visual album) Dir: Felege Gebru
Premier Jones – “Run” ft. Tange Dir: Josh Yates
Will See – “Take Tha House Back” Dir: Kate Levy
Eddie Beatz – “Black Bird” Dir: Haonan Wang
SURVIVE – “Copter” Dir: Chris Rusch
Odesza – “Late Night” Dir: MESKA
Sylvan Esso – “The Glow” Dir: Elise Tyler
Jessy Lanza – “Oh No” Dir: Winston Case
Dante High – “Parking Lot Soul” Dir: D.L. Anderson
Dante High – “Frustrated” Dir: D.L. Anderson
IRÈNE DRÉSEL – “Rita” Dir: Florence Lucas
No One Mind – “In The Valley” Dir: Mitchell Oliver
Big D and the Kid’s Table – “Brand New Day” Dir: Patricia Beckmann Wells, EdD.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Necessary Evil” Dir: Sean Solomon
Polo & Pan – “Coeur Croisé” Dir: Pablo Maestres
Fur Voice – “Fantasía” Dir: Pablo Maestres
Eddi Front – “Prayer” Dir: Craig Murray
Snow Ghosts – “The Hunted” Dir: Craig Murray
Mogwai – “Teenage Exorcist” Dir: Craig Murray
VIA – “We Are The People” Dir: Kira Bursky
The Tills – “Mother Earth” Dir: Chris Lee
Modest Mouse – “Lampshades On Fire” Dir: Jorge Torres-Torres
Tim Darcy – “Tall Glass of Water” Dir: Jonny Look
Be Brave Benjamin – “Devil Fool” Dir: Pablo Maestres
Tony Joe White – “The Opening of the Box” Dir: Elise Tyler
MUUY BIIEN – “another chore” Dir: Jorge Torres-Torres
COLUMBOID – “Strange Fetish” Dir: Jorge Torres-Torres
Marley Carroll – “Speed Reader” Dir: Daniel Judson
Lovey & D’est Roy – “7 hrs” Dir: Courtney Rivenbark
Pony Girl – “Little Life” Dir: Pascal Huot
Softspot – “Habits” Dir: New Media Ltd.