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March 17, 2011 9:06 AM   Subscribe

The only thing more off the hook than these Indian guys doing a Classic Dance is the Dubstep Version of the same video. (via)
posted by Potomac Avenue (28 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
LOVE IT!
posted by Fizz at 9:15 AM on March 17, 2011


Nice to hear some for real dubstep instead of some halfhearted attempt for a change.

Same for the guy's dancing. That's some serious commitment to being moved by the spirit. Raw.
posted by Xoebe at 9:20 AM on March 17, 2011


Not as good as flu shot girl.

(She was faking it, so its okay to laugh)
posted by empath at 9:25 AM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Uh. That's not a classic dance. At least mostly not. That's Kingfisher plus howtotecktonik plus grandpa getting hip. I invented that, but with different beer.
posted by Owowthathurts at 9:25 AM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I foresee ENERGYLEGS! giving me random giggles all day.
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:34 AM on March 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ha, yeah. Not classic. But very classy...
posted by hermitosis at 9:39 AM on March 17, 2011


At some point Radio 1 tried to explain dubstep to me but I still don't get it. MAybe I'm just old, but as far as I can tell "dubstep" and "techno" are synonyms.

That dude's dancing *is* pretty off the hook, though.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 9:43 AM on March 17, 2011


My mother once left the phone off the hook. Within a few minutes the dial tone was replaced by a high-pitched squeal. A minute after that, a recorded woman's voice informed us that we ought to replace the receiver. Over lunch the following day, my mother told my elderly great aunt all about the "woman". My great aunt didn't seem to be getting it, so the receiver was removed again to demonstrate. Inevitably, this time, the recording didn't kick in. My mother looked nonplused, but my great aunt merely shrugged. "She's probably away for her lunch, dear. We can try again later."
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 9:55 AM on March 17, 2011 [8 favorites]


Depends on how you define "techno". A lot of folks use that as a generic catch all for "electronic dance music", which isn't really accurate.
posted by utsutsu at 9:56 AM on March 17, 2011


At some point Radio 1 tried to explain dubstep to me but I still don't get it. MAybe I'm just old, but as far as I can tell "dubstep" and "techno" are synonyms.

There seems to be two related but diverging genres that are known as dubstep. I was introduced to dubstep like Burial and more recently James Blake...so I was a little confused when a coworker mentioned she was into dubstep and gave as examples these Whomp Whomp Whomp styled tracks. I've since heard this pejoratively referred to as brostep
posted by Jazz.bot at 9:58 AM on March 17, 2011


Yeah, techno does not mean "electronic dance music", although some people use the term that way. It's a pretty specific genre of electronic dance music (one of the earliest); dubstep is a relatively recent development which is only indirectly related to techno.
posted by ixohoxi at 10:01 AM on March 17, 2011


At some point Radio 1 tried to explain dubstep to me but I still don't get it. MAybe I'm just old, but as far as I can tell "dubstep" and "techno" are synonyms.

That dude's dancing *is* pretty off the hook, though.


Dubstep was originally a half-speed variant of 2-Step Garage, but it's turned into the Katamari Damacy of dance music the past couple of years and has rolled up influences from pretty much every subgenre from Drum and Bass to trance.
posted by empath at 10:08 AM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Any genre/subgenre of music seems pretty same-y when you first listen to it. It has less to do with being old and more to do with being less exposed to the music. I think one tends to experience the same thing when listening to music in a foreign language. In this case, the language is not spoken, but an abstract musical language... like classical music. It be like saying "Baroque" and "Romantic" are synonyms because, if you really think about it, classical music is all badumbadumbadumbadumBADUMBADUMbadumbadumBAABAAbadumbadumbumbumbabadumbadumBADUMBADUMBADUMMMMM
posted by lemuring at 10:10 AM on March 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


I've since heard this pejoratively referred to as brostep

Dubstep basically is going through the Stadium House stage of it's development. That's all brostep is. Maximum cheesiness to appeal to appeal to arenas full of people, rather than 200 people nodding their heads at an underground club.
posted by empath at 10:11 AM on March 17, 2011


At some point Radio 1 tried to explain dubstep to me but I still don't get it. MAybe I'm just old, but as far as I can tell "dubstep" and "techno" are synonyms.

Ishkurs Guide is a good place to start if you want to start delineating the different types of electronic music. I don't think it includes dubstep yet...but you'll certainly understand why dubstep is distinct from techno (which is in itself distinct from other forms of electronic music like house, breaks, trance etc.)
posted by jnnla at 10:43 AM on March 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


can someone please do that with this this.
posted by willns at 10:52 AM on March 17, 2011


This mefi thread is also a great discussion of dubstep.
posted by greasy_skillet at 10:52 AM on March 17, 2011


@jnnla - Just for the record, I was about to post the same link to Ishkur's guide but with the disclaimer that while good for an overview of the wide ranging universe of EDM, there are some known inaccuracies and such. (see the wikipedia entry for details)
posted by envygreen at 11:09 AM on March 17, 2011


The guy in the blue sweater, with the pained expression and the hurty ears who HAS TO FUNK IT UP regardless. He's my hero.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:29 AM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dubstep basically is going through the Stadium House stage of it's development.

True...but Skrillex is certainly not the KLF!
posted by Jazz.bot at 11:35 AM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love when he almost wipes out the little kid, does a little "ooops!" dance, and then carries on with the show.
posted by rollbiz at 12:09 PM on March 17, 2011


My mother once left the phone off the hook. Within a few minutes the dial tone was replaced by a high-pitched squeal. A minute after that, a recorded woman's voice informed us that we ought to replace the receiver.

For a second, I thought you were trying to explain what dubstep sounds like.
posted by lukievan at 1:02 PM on March 17, 2011


the only thing more off the hook was hen I just watched that video and my two year old toddler walked over and stared copying the dance. I didn't have a camera to hand but it was cool and I had to tell someone.
posted by ollybee at 1:14 PM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


DOGSTEP! (Dubstep Dancing Dogs) [Warning - not for epileptics]
posted by at the crossroads at 1:23 PM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's Kingfisher plus howtotecktonik plus grandpa getting hip.

AKA GangBhangra.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:48 PM on March 17, 2011


So "dubstep version of dance video" basically means "overlay some dubstep on top of a video with no effort to match events, rhythm, or meter? Contrast, say, london boys VS autechre. Or any of the many other hysterical overlays of Autechre on top of video edited to match the often undanceable music. OTOH, this video of kids dancing to Gantz Graf is awesome and apparently the real deal.
posted by Nelson at 4:54 PM on March 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


For some reason, I want to see a cross-cultural dance-off between that guy and this guy (the Turkish grandpa from last month).
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 5:43 PM on March 17, 2011


Teach me how to Dubstep
teachme teachme how to Dubstep
posted by bwg at 6:58 PM on March 17, 2011


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