Official Winning ‘Lonely C’ Video!! Directed By Dan Hellmann

Having shared four of the finalists in our music video contest for Soul Clap's "Lonely C" over the past week, the quality of the work put into the submissions, and the variety therein continues to impress. Within the top five alone, we have videos from Russia, Korea via Ireland, and the group's hometown of Boston. As we've said over and over, choosing a single winner proved exceedingly difficult, but we're very pleased to share the grand prize winner for your enjoyment. A group effort shot in Vancouver, director Dan Hellmann's video utilizes spontenaety, a beautiful cityscape, and creative costuming to capture the feeling of being alone, even when you're surrounded by people. Congrats to Dan, and again to everyone who worked hard to share their vision inspired by the music. Read Dan's account of putting the video together below. (Full video description after the jump)

‘Lonely C’ Video Finalist: Sergey Smykalov

Unique among the finalists for Soul Clap's 'Lonely C' video contest, Moscow's Sergey Smykalov assembled his piece completely from found footage. Stringing together vintage late 90's footage shot in the only night club in a small Russian town, Smykalov weaves a story from the footage to match the lyrical content and feel of the track. There's something a little bit unsettling about peeking into this world, but something satisfying as well. Read Sergey's description below, and look for the winning video tomorrow! (Full video description after the jump)

‘Lonely C’ Video Finalist: Gabriel Munitz-Alessio

One of the most fun parts of watching all the different videos which were submitted for Soul Clap's 'Loney C' is seeing the different ways in which the directors used the lyrics as an inspiration. Some interpretations were quite literal, others extrapolated on the general tone, some latched on to a particular element for an extended metaphor. In Gabriel Munitz-Alessio's clip, an anti-social producer falls under the influence of his own creation and is compelled to party. There's some awesome stop-motion animation. Read below the video for Gabe's full explanation, and check out for more great videos! (Full video description after the jump)

‘Lonely C’ Video Finalist: Nils Clauss & Neil Dowling from CONTENTed Films

Our countdown of some of the most impressive submissions for Soul Clap / Wolf + Lamb's 'Lonely C' video contest continues with a visually stunning and emotionally stirring piece from Nils Clauss & CONTENTed Films. Shot on location in Korea, the clip is a beautiful meditation on longing. Read a full description from the directors below the video. (Full description from directors after the jump)

Top 5 ‘Lonely C’ Video Countdown!

Several months ago, we announced a video contest for Soul Clap feat. Charles Levine's track 'Lonely C' from the Soul Clap / Wolf + Lamb's DJ-Kicks mix. The idea was that we'd get to interact with fans a bit, get to see some interesting interpretations of the track, and hopefully meet some exciting talent. And did we ever. So overwhelming was the quality of the submissions that it was almost impossible for the artists to narrow the videos down to one winner. So we're cheating a bit, and counting down five of all of our favorite submissions. All of these could easily stand on their own as a video art piece, and each has a unique aesthetic and take on the track. We'll start things off with a video from NYC's Jeremy Teicher & Jeremie Duval. Check out their amazing live action / animation video, and see below for more information on the directors. Look for the subsequent finalists on the DJ-Kicks blog this week, with the final winner announced next week. Major thanks to everyone who took the time to submit such quality work! (Full video info after the jump)