2010's best & worst video moments

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As much as the experience of club culture is a sonic one, nobody could never downplay the importance of great visuals in dance music. Where would the likes of The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk be without the trademark emphasis on visuals that they’ve both cultivated? As such, music videos afford artists with an opportunity to test their visual mettle and experiment with a new medium.

Of course the results of that aren’t always good and there’s a smudged and shitty side to every shiny coin. With that in mind we’re wrapping up the year in videos on inthemix, collecting both the best local and international videos as well as paying special tribute to some fantastic viral oddities and a few straight-up stinkers too.

The Best Viral Videos:

DJ of Happiness

Who could forget DJ der guten Laune – that’s DJ of Happiness – who showed himself as a tragic fan of David Guetta’s new pop career with this random little video of him rocking a party in Europe which has now racked up over 850,000 hits on Youtube. Next stop, Ibiza!

Grown Man Cries for Tiesto

This one’s a recent entry but has quickly become a favourite viral clip for ITM staffers. It’s from the Brisbane leg of this year’s Stereosonic festival and, as the title would suggest, shows a fully grown guy weeping tears of joy during Tiesto’s set…

Jaydos’ Festival Tips

One clip likely passed along to you multiple different emails was the faux Splendour In The Grass tips from viral sensation Jaydos. As well as featuring the classic line about his idol Steve Aoki – “I just wish I could be his mate” – this one’s worth revisiting to get a last look at the Jaydos character before he’s selling Honda Jazz’s with Bangs next year.

DJ Girl

While this one didn’t spread wildly viral like its creators were likely hoping, the trailer for hacky independent film DJ Girl was something we loved (to hate) this year. The simple story of a party girl trying to prove herself as a DJ, DJ Girl looked positively dreadful. Like Showgirls level shitty. So obviously we’re hoping for a BluRay copy in our stockings this Christmas.

The Best Local Music Videos:

Midnight Juggernauts – Lara Vs. The Savage Pack

While their clip for other album single Vital Signs was a twisted wonder in its own right, Lara Vs. The Savage Pack gets the nod for its painstakingly intricate stop-motion style. We’ve got sympathy RSI just watching it.

Art Vs. Science – Magic Fountain

The Mighty Boosh overtones aren’t exactly concealed on this but the concept is a clever and for the rinky-dink independent operation that Art Vs. Science are running the production values are off the charts.

Bag Raiders – Way Back Home

Shot by regular Modular collaborator Kris Moyes, the Way Back Home video finds the director pushing the Bag Raiders boys through (figurative) hoops, drinking (literal) paint and getting messy. It’s a visual feast.

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Wowk

Wowk said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Did that DJ Girl movie ever actually get released? It'd be awesome car-crash entertainment.

azanatta

azanatta said on the 16th Dec, 2010

That guy crying for Tiesto has gotta be my fave, although tiesto aint my sorta music (big ups tha hard trance mofos!!) i know how he feels when ur seeing your hero live its really powerful!!

Finchi

Finchi said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Grown Man Cries for Tiesto - This had me in stitches on the floor laughing! I love tiesto but i think this guy would jump off a cliff if tiesto ever died!! ha ha ha Send me some DVDs for Christmas? Pretty please?

JohnPanz

JohnPanz said on the 16th Dec, 2010

While there were some great videos, special mention to fat guy crying over tiesto, I'd have to say jaydos, what a douche.

Mike-O-Sito

Mike-O-Sito said on the 16th Dec, 2010

wow! it's pretty hard to go past "DJ Girl" as the worst moment!Cheesiest shit and worst acting i've ever seen...and this is just the trailer...

Newfy

Newfy said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Funny videos aside, I LOVE the Art Vs Science video clip because it compliments the song so well and is fun and hilarious at the same time - with the random people joining in and dancing...can't go past the guy dancing on the fence and the old dude!

kittykaty180

kittykaty180 said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Magic Fountain Clip...This was one of my most anticipated Video Clips of the year, because of how long i had to wait for it...I first heard the song at the Bacardi Express shows in March, AVS were playing some new stuff and it was amazing. That beat makes me jump so high. By the time the clip came out id seen them play it at Splendour (they closed the Saturday night) and again at their Newcastle gig at the Bar on the Hill (Which had the floor bouncing). I love the song and the clip is perfect! It's really good to see AVS with some great new material, Magic Fountain is definately going in my Hottest 100 list this year.

davidhes

davidhes said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Best of the Worst definitely has to be Crazy Old "DJ". The guy is hilarious and looks like Doc Brown from the Back To The Future movies! He's loving it and having a great time, good for him :-P Dance music can be enjoyed by anyone and any age!

boarder513

boarder513 said on the 16th Dec, 2010

It has to be Jaydos!! His videos takes you on a magical journey exploring the rare wisdom, knowledge and insight, that is.... Jaydos!! Including those beings known as "strange hippie fucks" and his friends with assets, CHOOKA!! As well as his innovations that will revolutionise drinking through the Ice Bomb and the Jaydos way to protect yourself from smoking (by drinking sunscreen!!) His description of Future was so rare and so true "you’ve got ya Aokis and ya horny Ke$has all rolled into one rissole"!! Plus his just a lad who loves to get loose and do reviews!!!

ravelikespastic

ravelikespastic said on the 16th Dec, 2010

OH MY GOD, my favourite was the Crazy Old "DJ"; Ive never seen anyone with their shirt on rock out that hard to a Guetta track.. Props old man.

swiftgriftau

swiftgriftau said on the 16th Dec, 2010

All are good, but I've gotta go with Jaydos. He's the poster child for the festival generation and his nuggets of wisdom are as hilarious as they are misguided. Gervais had Brent, Sacha B had Borat, and Henry Stone has Jaydos. The scary thing is I actually know people just like him . . .

hollikins

hollikins said on the 17th Dec, 2010

My favourite would have to be "DJ of Happiness" Props to him for pulling that off without having a heart attack.

mr_mat

mr_mat said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ Girl, the ranga who plays "gunther" is a dead ringer for carrot-top, it's gotta be good! 5 stars!http://campussqueeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/carrot-top8.jpg

Nicktherussian

Nicktherussian said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ of Happiness - Hard to find a DJ with such passion, energy, and interaction with the crowd as if he were playing infront of 10,000 people. Lots of respect to the old age man who enjoys the music so much with his fist pumping an head banging. But it may come down to to the question of not whether he was on drugs, but how much drugs? Nevertheless I would be glad to see him play at club or festival to experience the atmosphere he can create.

kegga

kegga said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ of Happiness - I Just wanna see what the rest of the room is doing, if he's gettin that into people must be having bloody seizures on the D Floor boy!

xclamation

xclamation said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Juggers or Bag Raiders. Both great songs and awesome clips, though bag raiders might pip the post cause 1 shot video clips rule.

C_trawny

C_trawny said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Art vs Science, I want my own speaker suit to walk the streets in, might try and make one. Plus everyone just gets straight into it, love the instant backflip and the breakdancing inspector. It just just gets you so into the song, and what a song it is! and whats with the guy on the fence? hilarious and inspiring

Maccinote

Maccinote said on the 17th Dec, 2010

I've always been a fan of vids that show a lot of creative art, and I love it because it's the sort of vid my brother would hate!! :D Midnight Juggernauts – Lara Vs. The Savage Pack. Nice work! lots of effort gone into that one and like the choon too :)

The Cobra

The Cobra said on the 17th Dec, 2010

The DJ of Happiness is living the dream!!!!!

fullymad

fullymad said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Got to go with speed rail for pure wankery, that's 4 and a half minutes of my life I won't be getting back, and it sure as hell didn't make me want to play DJ Hero.

TyEdwards

TyEdwards said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Midnight Juggernauts - Lara Vs the Savage Pack is an extraordinary clip of origami and clever in the way it interacts with the music. Alot of work has gone into creating this clip that has interesting shape/pattern making.

barbiefidel

barbiefidel said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Pendulum- the island. Reminds me of the movie dune...which is cool.. Because sting's in it.

patty2488

patty2488 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ Girl - Any movie with character names like Roya, Davina, and GUNTHER is a epic winner in my books. Oh and the Armin Pose at the end. WOW

black5

black5 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

There were some great clips here but my favourite is Art v Science Magic Fountain.I love clips with a story to them, I need to be entertained whilst watching video clips otherwise I get annoyed/bored. From the very beginning this grabs your attention. Its a basic concept but for the song I dont think an in depth story would have suited. Also there has to be dancing in a good clips for me, and this definitely satisfies my need. Sucker for the strong ending and this clip has exactly that!!! Great film clip 10 gold stars. . .

Syphon

Syphon said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Jaydos Tips - It takes something special to be that much of a douche...but I laughed. I'm going to try an Ice-Bomb at some stage this summer. Kudos Jay, you've inspired me to not attend Splendid next year but to drink milk instead.

apat2848

apat2848 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ OF HAPPINESS MAKES ME HAPPY. GREAT TO SEE A MAN AND SOME MUSIC HAVING SUCH A POSITIVE EFFECT. GOTTA LOVE IT :)

kylieinuk

kylieinuk said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Dj of happiness makes me smile ! It reminds me of how my shoulders were sore from waving my arms like that all day stereosonic ! Ha

Marky

Marky said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ der guten Laune proving age is no issue when it comes to loving music. Can I party with him?

snobol

snobol said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Daft Punk - Derezzed. When a 2.57 minute video clip is more fun than the entire $200 Million Tron: Legacy movie, you know something is very wrong. Or very right, if you are a Daft Punk fan. Which we all are.

Tess12

Tess12 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Honestly, "DJ of Happiness" is the best of the lot. What is that guy on and where can I get some?

rogggaa

rogggaa said on the 17th Dec, 2010

it has to be DJ girl (awkward silence)...its just so bad its good. Half way making this film you'd think the director would of figured that this "movie" is complete bullocks

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Crazy Old DJ for sure, the guy tears it up! He's so in to it he could turn a funeral into a festival. If he isn't booked for the next onslaught of summer parties then EDM has lost all credibility.

Maniia

Maniia said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ of Happiness! Didn't we all love music like that at one stage? That it would burst force in an uncontrollable shower of passion? PLUR!

Purpose

Purpose said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Hahaha, DJ girl - Love how when you DJ in ibiza and make a mistake, it doesn't matter cause nobody actually notices.. duh

lucywins

lucywins said on the 17th Dec, 2010

As a narcissist, my favourite character was the person watching the clip.....

michaella

michaella said on the 17th Dec, 2010

I think that DJ of Happiness is actually Beethovan conducting his ninth symphony (Ode to Joy). The hand movements look familiar. But he's soon to be ..... Madonna's new toy boy.

AMarsh

AMarsh said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Grown Man Cries for Tiesto - Pretty sure that's what my boyfriend looked like when he saw tiesto!!

Frogurt

Frogurt said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Tiesto Speed Rail is my fav, as it's an accurate representaion of the people who can dance and enjoy the recent "music" Tiesto's releasing...one that had been programmed to!

wundergurl

wundergurl said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Grown Man Cries for Tiesto, good for a laugh and reminded me of tweens at a Bieber concert

Kungpin

Kungpin said on the 17th Dec, 2010

The scary thing is I reckon everyone knows someone in real life who is just like Jaydos. Kids these days! When I was young...

mogmac

mogmac said on the 17th Dec, 2010

its gotta be the scissor sisters clip, its got everything.. hot chicks getting their boobs out, trippy/ dark imagry, 70s horror movie references and awesome music. screw lady gaga, scissors sisters (or their managers) know how to organise a decent clip. Lastly, 10 points for somehow making the chicks hotter with pants on than off, excuse me while i visit the riding stables, in the hopes of having my own hay pile love affairs.

Jasmine1485

Jasmine1485 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

It has to be DJ Girl. Wow. I do love me some 'so bad they're good movies' but this may be beyond the pale. Am I the only one who thinks Royer looks a little like Ja'mie from We Could Be Heroes in the first scene? Seriously though, I've always felt that the good-looking, popular girls had it the hardest... o.0

netty_vivo

netty_vivo said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Where would we be without the festival tips from jaydos? I don't think that it would survive the festival season without his tips! So funny but oh so true at the same time! Haha!

keppers

keppers said on the 17th Dec, 2010

I <3 Daft Punk - Derezzed mainly because I embraced Tron as one giant 2hr long Daft Punk music video. Because after all Tron city could very well be the home of Daft Punk. Plus you don't see that many music videos with such amazing graphics

stralya

stralya said on the 17th Dec, 2010

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the 'Breakbot Baby Im Yours' video is worth 2 million, having been created from 2000 stills.Picture this! They must've saved a fortune in actor fees, extras on a set, why even a set at all! But the result is just 'break-taking'.Reminds me of the Dairy Farmers Lite White ad a couple of years ago...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kERCVURrbAE

manvan

manvan said on the 17th Dec, 2010

I'd like to post something, but my post count isn't under 5 and I don't work for the people I'd vote for.

sultana100

sultana100 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

DJ of Happiness for sure. I cant contain my excitement when I listen to David Guetta, either. Its all about the enthusiasm! *wolf whistles*

manvan

manvan said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Welcome to itm sultana100.

Lucky for you, the only way is up when you're a gutterkhunt.

Enjoy the stay.

piccolanippy

piccolanippy said on the 17th Dec, 2010

The man crying was just very funny and weird too.

manvan

manvan said on the 17th Dec, 2010

:facepalm:

My trolling here is wasted. I bow before your ignorance.

deejay_pulse

deejay_pulse said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Old man DJ - "Marty!!! we have to go back to the future!!!... Right after i drop this beat..."

sandy55

sandy55 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

My favourite one was "Breakbot Baby Im Yours" it was awesome the way it's been done, very creative.

merryl

merryl said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Breakbot - Baby I'm Your's. Breakbot's video is so great because it was obviously made with care and love, and imagination. There are so many lazy videos out there, where they just grab random images off the cutting room floor and string them together.

Santa_Claus

Santa_Claus said on the 17th Dec, 2010

aaaaand the winners are:

kittykaty180
ravelikespastic
Mickstah
mogmac

you'll get an email early next week with details on how to claim your prize, woop!

kittykaty180

kittykaty180 said on the 17th Dec, 2010

Thanks so much ITM and SANTA! <3

Maccinote

Maccinote said on the 18th Dec, 2010

Yeah!.. I wanna be your besty Santa.. even though ya never brought me that freakin' bike I wanted 30 years ago! :P

Red Bull gives ya wings! woohoo! woohoo!

keppers

keppers said on the 18th Dec, 2010

Wasn't there supposed to be 10 prizes?

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 18th Dec, 2010

Haha you legend Santa!

Cheers muchly! :-D

Nicktherussian

Nicktherussian said on the 18th Dec, 2010

Weren't there 10 prize packs?

Santa_Claus

Santa_Claus said on the 19th Dec, 2010

ahem, santa was clearly feelng the effects of friday night when he drew this comp... i've only picked 4 winners when there's supposed to be 10. extra winners will be announced within minutessss!!

Santa_Claus

Santa_Claus said on the 19th Dec, 2010

aaaaand the additional winners are:

Mike-O-Sito
Newfy
boarder513
swiftgriftau
Nicktherussian
Jasmine1485

santa is embarassed :( keep an eye out for emails today with details on how to claim your prize!

ravelikespastic

ravelikespastic said on the 20th Dec, 2010

Thanks Santa, I never win anything!!! Yay DVDs for meeeeeeee

Riverside

Riverside said on the 21st Dec, 2010

Grown Man Cries for TiestoI happen to know the bloke LMAO

Riverside

Riverside said on the 21st Dec, 2010

Grown Man Cries for TiestoHAHA I happen to know this guy. And it was in the Melbourne set not Brisbane

johnny_21

johnny_21 said on the 22nd Dec, 2010

ummm guys...the guy crying is from melbourne stereo...it says it right in the video description

lucky87

lucky87 said on the 22nd Dec, 2010

I nearly cried watching the DJ Girls trying to dance... It's just so sad...

polite_society

polite_society said on the 22nd Dec, 2010

What you don't realise is the marcus schulz video is a clever social commentary on the nature of leaks in the music industry. Those people are totally going off to his song before he's even finished writing and mastering it. :P

polite_society

polite_society said on the 22nd Dec, 2010

Oh? There was a comp for this? :P

sanjayippo

sanjayippo said on the 5th Jan, 2011

What about the Martin Solveig filmclip for 'Hello' definately one of the best of the year! Its amazing!