Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Here are two videos I've had playing in the background many many times in the past week. Both videos are rad, both songs are rad and as far as I know these videos are the only ways to listen to these tracks. Both videos comment on excess in varying contexts. Zomby's "Euphoria" depicts a man leafing through heaps of paper money, letting the cash fall to the floor as he revels in his wealth. Fatima Al Qadiri's "How Can I Resist U" pits a menacing beat against grainy images of expensive cars and gyrating Arab women. The video's description calls it a "love letter to London" referencing a deep, dark, presumably shameful London where "wealthy Arabs seek the forbidden fruits of sex, drugs and alcohol."