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15 Music Videos That Captivated Us in 2013


The music video is making a fighting comeback, and an influx of funding and creative minds into the EDM community has helped bring these two worlds closer than ever. Here’s a list of producers (and their directors) who went the extra mile to pair high quality visuals with their exemplary tunes. The result? Next level eye-candy in every case.

Zedd – Stay the Night ft. Haley Williams
A couple of young lovers dance through drama, Zedd flaunts his piano skills, and Paramore’s front woman tells it how it is. 

Major Lazer – Bubble Butt
Invasion of the bubble butt. Not sure anyone is complaining, though. 

Just Blaze and Baauer – Higher ft. Jay-Z
Practice makes perfect. And here, a group of kids wins a climactic battle against adulthood. 

Nicky Romero vs. Krewella – Legacy
An ode to parents and also a rebellion against them. Then again, that’s life. 

Daft Punk – Instant Crush ft. Julian Casablancas
Ah, true love. A museum comes to life when two wax figures lock eyes and eventually meet in the fire-filled, melting afterlife. 

ASAP Rocky ft. Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam – Wild For The Night
They took a trip to the Dominican Republic, and the rest was spelled out in the song title. 

Dada Life – Born to Rage
This video distills the United States to its very core, or something.

Disclosure – White Noise
Ever wanted to ditch work and dance alone all day? Liberate yourself. 

James Blake – Overgrown
The king of down tempo ventures through a fantastical dreamscape. Take the ride. 

Mat Zo – Pyramid Scheme ft. Chuck D
Tai Chi gets taken to another level in this banger of a video. Enlightenment is near. 

Xilent – Boss Wave
Dubstep has long been associated with laser battles and videogames. Here, the connection comes to life. 

Duck Sauce – It’s You
Want A-Trak and Armin Van Helden to serve up a buzz and a cut? Watch this one. 

Jon Hopkins ft. Purity Ring – Breathe This Air
The sensual tone of this track gets even more intimate with a series of close-ups. Beauty in every edit. 

Dillon Francis – Without You
Dillon Francis gives us a dose of his personal life as he takes us through an emotional breakup he dealt with this year. 

Gesaffelstein – Pursuit
The industrial vibes of this song get even colder with sterile intersections of technology and humanity.