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The Most Watched YouTube Videos of 2013

11 Dec

YouTube has revealed its list of the most watched videos of 2013. As the official YouTube blog states:

As 2013 comes to a close, these are some of the videos, channels and moments that shaped our year. While each annual list is unpredictable (what’s up, Mr. Miley Cyrus impersonator), trending videos just get bigger each year. And with 80 percent of all views on YouTube coming from outside the U.S., the global community is driving pop culture unlike ever before.

Scope the list of most popular trending videos and most popular music videos below:

Top Trending Videos for 2013
1. Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by tvnorge
2. “Harlem Shake (original army edition)” by kennethaakonsen
3. “How Animals Eat Their Food” | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann
4. “Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)” by SteveKardynal
5. “baby&me / the new evian film” by EvianBabies
6. Volvo Trucks – “The Epic Split feat. Van Damme” by VolvoTrucks
7. “YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)” by thelonelyisland
8. “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” by CarrieNYC
9. “THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading” by BadLipReading
10. “Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2” by ERB

Top Music Videos for 2013
1. PSY – “GENTLEMAN M/V” by officialpsy
2. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” by MileyCyrusVEVO
3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” by MileyCyrusVEVO
4. Katy Perry – “Roar (Official)” by KatyPerryVEVO
5. P!nk – “Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess” by PinkVEVO
6. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell” by RobinThickeVEVO
7. Rihanna – “Stay ft. Mikky Ekko” by RihannaVEVO
8. Naughty Boy – “La La La ft. Sam Smith” by NaughtyBoyVEVO
9. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It” by SelenaGomezVEVO
10. Avicii – “Wake Me Up (Official Video)” by AviciiOfficialVEVO


La De Da’s 2nd Birthday: Bring It

1 Dec


Over the last two years, La De Da has worked hard to curate and cultivate some of the best creative talent Canberra city has to offer, from fashion shows to art battles. For their 2nd birthday, they’ve wrapped it all together into a party popper and they want you to pull the string. It all kicks off at 8.30pm this Friday, 6 December. Sip a cocktail (I recommend their Amaretto Sour) and watch models sashay their way around the bar in local designer Mitch Thompson’s fine threads. But, you’ll probably want something to listen to. Well, La De Da will have you covered.

The Slow Motion Disco boys will there to provide some lush, well, like, you know, disco:


Ben WK of SAFIA will bring the soulful melodies…


And there aint no party like a hip hop party, so the Ansah Brothers will kick out some jams:


The Full Line Up and Set Times

Ashley Feraude Ft Liam Budge

Imogen & Baxter

Beat Architect – Cream Crops


Fashion Parade by Perpetually 5


Ansah Brothers

Blahnket + Beat Architects

Toggle ft Xavier Dunn

Sammy Soundslike

Next Movement MCs

Slow Motion Disco DJs

“Limitless” – By Sofles, DJ Butcher and Selina Miles

27 Nov

In the highly anticipated follow up collaboration to Infinite (released earlier this year), Australian graff artist Sofles has dropped his new vid, Limitless. Filmed and edited by Selina Miles and featuring music from DJ Butcher, the video is a jaw-dropping, hyperkinetic and artful time lapse through a warehouse in which Sofles gets up. If you don’t like graff mixed with some EDM, then EAD. Because this is amazing.

The Chatroulette Version of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” (AKA Why We Invented the Internet)

27 Nov

Thank you Internet, thank you.

Rock & Roll Heaven: Portraits Of Iconic Musicians If They Were Still Alive

21 Nov

Kurt Cobain

Ever been at a party and bumped into an old high school buddy? You’re shocked because they look so different. So much…older. Your frame of reference for that person is stuck in some school yard somewhere and the disconnect between the person you remember and the person in front of you is jarring. That jarring sensation is the same feeling you get when looking at the portrait series Rock & Roll Heaven. In Rock & Roll Heaven, Sachs Media Group in collaboration with photo restoration and manipulation firm Phojoe, visualises what some of the best musicians in history who passed away too soon might look like if they were still alive today.


Jimi Hendrix


John Lennon

[via My Modern Met]

Kanye West Drops “Black Skinhead” Video As Kate Middleton Goes Into Labour (That’s How You Watch The Throne)

22 Jul


As news broke that Kate Middleton was in labour and the Royal baby was on its way, Kanye West went on Twitter and officially launched the highly anticipated video for “Black Skinhead”, the first single off his album Yeezus. Talk about watching the throne. You can view the video here. The video was produced by Kanye’s creative production house, DONDA and was directed by Nick Knight. The video includes an interactive component that allows viewers to adjust the motion speed and corresponding sound. The video also allows viewers to capture screenshots (as above) throughout.


SAFIA Music Video – ‘Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues’

21 Jul

So, a little while ago, I pasted up the latest single from Australian electric indie three piece SAFIA, “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues”. The track is a lush marriage of divine vocals, lo-fi keyboard strokes and a drop of glitchy beats. SAFIA have now released the accompanying video and, thankfully, the production value is just as high as the track it promotes. The lads enlisted the help of director Jimmy Ennett who also shot and edited the vid which uses vide0 projection techniques in the sort of slick and innovative manner that makes you quietly think “why didn’t I think of that?”. Misty city streetscapes rush by as footage of SAFIA is projected onto shopfronts, street curbs and fences. It’s moody as all get out and complements the track rather neatly. Watch.

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