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Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"
Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"
Martin Solveig, "The Night Out"
Avicii, "Le7els" (pictured)
The clips in this category are all strong and very different. The video for “Big Bad Wolf” is hysterical and the adolescent in me wants it to win. It’s certainly original. “Feel So Close” and “The Night Out” take a nice,fun yet earnest, approach with story lines woven into footage of the DJs. Avicii’s “Levels” reached the broadest audience and is pure inventive fun with great dancing. But Skrillex’s “First of the Year (Equinox)” is in a creepy, weird space all to itself. How they came up with that treatment to an instrumental, we’ll never know, but it fits perfectly.
Should Win: Skrillex, “First of The Year (Equinox)”
Will Win: Avicii, “Le7els”