Posts Tagged ‘Electro’
A few weeks back a friend showed me a video, that stuck with me. It was the music video for Yelle – A Cause Des Garcons the song itself is super catchy. But also in the video, are these kids with Mohawk Mullets waving their hands around in some sort of crazy dance style. I couldn’t shake the song or dancing out of my head, so I did some research. Turns out it’s called Tecktonik and originated in Paris.
While this “new” dance craze has recently blown up in France and other countries, it has been around for years. Part of the Electro Dance “family” it also draws inspiration from other dances; such as shuffling, hard-style, jump-style and others. I think we will see more Tecktonik in the states soon as the boom for electro music here continues to grow.
Check out the video that intrigued me so much as well as a French documentary about the Tecktonik craze.
Following up on Tiësto’s Kaleidoscope we come across the “Feel it” video, some might consider it a little controversial not because of nudity, language, or obscene content but because it mixes big players of 2 different genres. Tiësto one of the biggest “electronic” DJs of today and Hip Hop artist Three 6 Mafia, Sean Kingston, & Flo Rider all big names in their own right. Recently you might have heard a lot of electronic beats in hip hop music but not this level of compilation. When I first heard of this joint venture I honestly expected something terrible but was very pleasantly surprised. I suggest you listen with open ears and mind then you decide for yourself. Here at EvilStar we give it 2 Thumbs up.
For as much as I enjoyed the recent release from world renown DJ/Producer Tiesto, I am overwhelmed with the mass appeal it actually has potential for. It is truly a testament to how much electronic music has truly crossed over into the mainstream market. This has been apparent for years in countries abroad, but shockingly, it’s until now, America is finally catching up with the trend. Most of this could be due to the crumbling infrastructure of the formally all powerful “Record Industry” and the paradigm shift leaning toward a more independent distribution of music. Yet to see more familiar names like Nelly Furtatdo, and Tegan and Sara as collaborators is exciting, but I begin to wonder where all this is going when you start to see more and more collaborations just for the sake of having collaborations. It has been announced Tiesto is to be collaborating with even more mainstream artist like the Three 6 Mafia, Sean Kingston, and Flo Rida. This is just my opinion but I have heard the track “Feel It” and wasn’t very impressed. I still have hope though, through their methods of promoting the track they have released a means for aspiring remixers to take hold of parts of the track via Beatport.com and I anticipate it might generate some positive results but we’ll just have to see.