What’s up everybody? My name is Taylor Barnes, and I’m going to be doing a sort-of-monthly column for Moxipop called WTF Wednesday. My plan for this song chart is to share music or music videos that are inherently strange or might illicit the phrase “WTF” from people. If that sounds confusing to you, I think you’ll have a better understanding of the overall vibe I’m trying to create once you get into the songs/videos I’ve chosen for this week.
1. Lakutis – Jesus Piece
Since this video is beyond strange and definitely should make at least a few people say, “WTF”, I felt this was the perfect video to launch this series. Although relatively unknown, Lakutis has been gradually making a name for himself in the rap world and is closely affiliated with Brooklyn art rappers Das Racist. The visuals here remind me of an Odd Future video minus their outrageous brand of comedic antics. I think a big component of this weekly column will be videos since a visual component adds another element with WTF potential.
2. K. Flay – Rawks
On its own, this song isn’t too strange. The video is really what takes this one over the top with everything that goes on in it. The flower headed woman petting a hairless cat, hot dogs eaten by bikers with beards, and the purple painted woman are possibly the most WTF things I have ever seen in any music video.
3. Dog Blood – Chella Ride
Skrillex and Boys Noize’s canine alter egos take a trip to space in this animated music video for their latest track “Chella Ride”. What’s not to love?
4. Jfkrakez Lord Bills (Rvdical the Kid Remix)
I can’t stop listening to this. I don’t know why. I have never heard of Rvdical the Kid before and know next to nothing about him, but I am completely obsessed with this track. It starts off resembling a hiphop beat then evolves into a medley of eastern instruments with a detuned vocal acapella on top. Not quite trap, not quite dance music, not exactly hiphop, I love how many different genres are represented in this song.
5. Evian Christ – Waterfall
Prime example of “WTF” worthy music. Although heavily hiphop influenced, Evian Christ is part of the small group of producers transcending genres and labels with their incredible, avantgarde style of production. He’s listed as a producer on Kanye West’s album Yeezus, and his influence is clearly audible in the album’s harsh, raw, electronic sound.