VOTE NOW! The very best German Music Videos of 2014

VOTE NOW! The very best German Music Videos of 2014

I’m working for the Short Film Festival Oberhausen in my fourth year now and think I’ve been rather timid with self-adulation. But now it’s time and I want to point your attention to the short art in the Ruhr Valley. Not without current news of course! Those are the pride and joy of my colleague Jessica Manstetten. Nobody can compete with this lady when it comes to music videos! Each year she scours through the world of clips, seeking, sighting and stacking the top of the pops of the underestimated genre. In a three-day steady stare she and a commission select the best German works for the MuVi Award from submissions and select the MuVi International program from what they loved over the year. The selection for 2014 has been made and you can watch all German Clips online and Vote for the audience award since last week. A trip to the festival at the beginning of May, where the price will be awarded and celebrated with one of the legendary parties at the festival bar, is raffled among the voters…

Read on…

Kool Thing – Cool Debut Album from Berlin

Kool Thing – Cool Debut Album from Berlin

After numerous successful EP releases, various remixes for the likes of Austra, Trust and Light Asylum and awesome concerts and DJ gigs (such as the one at our 5th anniversary party last year) Berlin-based band kool thing is not really new to the music scene of Berlin. What is new though is their debut album that came out yesterday. It includes not only their great singles Light Games, The Signs and TV Tower but also an array of beautiful new songs and instrumental pieces. Their unique music style can be described as a blend of atmospheric guitar riffs and electronic sounds topped with mesmerizing choiresque vocals. Enjoy some of their kool music videos after the jump and listen to their album over at bandcamp.

Read on…