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Guy dances: Dance Battle Submission | Girl dances: Slats Slats Slats.

guy's YT channel: takeSomeCrime | Tutorial | his gold space suit dance | he wears all kinds of different outfits: Phantom and many more.

girl's YT channel: rdhotcalipepr | At Teh Disko | her purple space outfit dance
posted by nickyskye (44 comments total) 48 users marked this as a favorite

 
fucking hot
posted by puny human at 9:43 PM on April 5, 2011


I don't know the first thing about dancing but I've never seen moves like those before and they were pretty amazing to me.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 9:47 PM on April 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Best mefi post in forever. This is sex.
posted by puny human at 9:55 PM on April 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, my wood paneled basement dancing was never like this...
posted by the_artificer at 9:57 PM on April 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of guts it takes to put on a skintight space suit, record a dancing video and put it up on Youtube. It's one of those unfathomable things like the those videos on Youtube that put into perspective how big the universe it. It blows my fucking mind. Wow, just wow.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:59 PM on April 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Am now hopelessly lost in "Make your own zentai suit" websites.
posted by jessamyn at 10:00 PM on April 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


Wow, I'm in Paris in 2006 all over again. There are strong elements of tektonik in both of their styles, and even a bit of good ol' "liquid" from the raver years…
posted by LMGM at 10:07 PM on April 5, 2011


So many great things about this. . . I'd say more but I think I need get my groove on!
posted by ianhattwick at 10:10 PM on April 5, 2011


Dude's a pretty good dancer. Why's he in a fake room built on a soundstage though?
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:12 PM on April 5, 2011


oh, and btw: the girl has excellent isolation skills (i.e., she can freeze and/or send parts of her body moving in opposite directions without affecting the rest of the body). That takes a TON of control and balance.
posted by LMGM at 10:13 PM on April 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awesome moves. Though my first visceral reaction was that the dude needs to turn down the overhead lights, because he's almost glowing white in that shot. And clearly not, like, this way.
posted by you're a kitty! at 10:24 PM on April 5, 2011


Excellent. I declare this post to be the official halftime show of the burning man off-season.
posted by mannequito at 10:24 PM on April 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


sorry, default-season
posted by mannequito at 10:26 PM on April 5, 2011


Whatever I was doing in my late teens, I officially take it back and replace it with spending hours making YouTube videos dancing to my favorite songs.
posted by salvia at 10:27 PM on April 5, 2011 [6 favorites]


Take Some Crime has videos with millions of views. (Literally.) And he's a pretty good dancer, very passionate. But I still get the feeling they're all essentially dance masturbation videos.

Dancing with himself. Indeed.
posted by Mike Mongo at 10:53 PM on April 5, 2011


So, who are they? And are they best friends with each other?
posted by Mizu at 11:30 PM on April 5, 2011


I was a competitive latin dancer in college and there are a lot of nice step-by-step learning videos for ballroom and latin. But for this sort of stuff there are a lot of youtube demo videos, but few decent instructional. I'd love to learn some of these moves--or more specifically, the overall flow, which is what learning a particular dance is all about.
posted by anateus at 11:47 PM on April 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs more (some) glowstick.
posted by sbutler at 11:54 PM on April 5, 2011


OMG, she's dancing to Trash80 (who I discovered when tracking down the soundtrack to Darwinia).
posted by pharm at 12:51 AM on April 6, 2011


I like the part where they get all jiggy.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:58 AM on April 6, 2011


The best part about this is I just discovered Trash80. That at the disco song rocks so hard.

Time to make an omelet! Yeeeaahhhh.
posted by zephyr_words at 2:17 AM on April 6, 2011


Wow, I'm in Paris in 2006 all over again. There are strong elements of tektonik in both of their styles, and even a bit of good ol' "liquid" from the raver years…

Yep. It's almost like Spoke never happened.
posted by Summer at 3:03 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


The purple stretchy space suit looks good on her, but this is not a style everyone can pull off. You might become a youtube hit for the wrong reasons.
posted by pracowity at 3:25 AM on April 6, 2011


Wow, there's a lot of Skrillex in those videos.
posted by mkb at 3:57 AM on April 6, 2011


Do people on metafilter dance and post videos? I'm guessing it would serve as a prophylactic.
posted by hal_c_on at 4:24 AM on April 6, 2011


I've never seen moves like those before and they were pretty amazing to me.

You never saw "Napoleon Dynamite"?
posted by Faze at 5:08 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


This feel like an advertisement. Not saying it is one, just feels like one.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:13 AM on April 6, 2011


Do people on metafilter dance and post videos? I'm guessing it would serve as a prophylactic.

It would be an obvious addition to the MeFi Music subsite. But perhaps more painful.
posted by Forktine at 6:00 AM on April 6, 2011


The subsite would be called MeFi Dance Online. MeFiDO for short.
posted by googly at 6:32 AM on April 6, 2011


Man I just spent forty minutes in the car outside my office watching a bunch of their videos. That was everything that I love about dancing. I would give anything to be able to do that. I echo the comment earlier that someone needs to post an instructional.

Incidentally, I love his method for doing whatever he is doing with his long socks (drying them?).
posted by scunning at 7:11 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love how dance music has come full circle and we're living in Liquid Sky again. Also this new thing of hot young men posting shirtless videos of themselves dancing? More please! For a friend.
posted by Nelson at 7:18 AM on April 6, 2011


The subsite would be called MeFi Dance Online. MeFiDO for short.

Because we seem to enjoy beanplating about community norms and standards so much, I think it would be MeFi DDR -- Dance Dance Regulation.
posted by Forktine at 7:34 AM on April 6, 2011


Words to live by:
Remember... no matter what happens ... whether being robbing at gunpoint, or witnessing the apocalypse.... keep moving those hips!
And a full-body (zentai) suit at Coachella? Dancing in the desert, where this year looks to be pleasant because it'll only be in the low 90s? I went a few years back and saw someone dancing in a full-on furry fox outfit, in one of the dance tents. Those places are friggin' saunas. I salute their dedication to dance.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:35 AM on April 6, 2011


"Yes, those are indeed socks hanging from the curtain. They shouldn't be cause for concern."
posted by filthy light thief at 7:37 AM on April 6, 2011


Also, I want an "indoor forest" basement like his - fuzzy green rug and wood paneling? Yes, please!
posted by filthy light thief at 7:38 AM on April 6, 2011


Maybe I will make my own video, similar, but with my dance showcased
posted by past at 7:53 AM on April 6, 2011


Shit I think I will
posted by past at 7:55 AM on April 6, 2011


Wood paneling. Green shag carpet. Orange velour furniture. Drop ceiling with recessed flourescent panels. That kid's getting all kinds of action - forget the zentia suit and the dirty dancing, interior decorators from around the world are lining up for a passionate hate-fuck.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:13 AM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is how I think I look when I'm dancing. I don't want to know how I really look when I'm dancing.

Also, can anyone tell me what that graphic is in the bottom left corner of the girl video?
posted by luvcraft at 8:44 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


oh, it looks like maybe she's a painter and that's an original design?

Also, obligatory daft punk girl.
posted by luvcraft at 8:50 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm certain that the current trend of zentai can be traced back to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
posted by The River Ivel at 9:55 AM on April 6, 2011


MMPR are just the most recent example of a vivid history of US dubbings of Japanese programs with much more history. In this case, the power rangers are based on the sixteenth installment of the Super Sentai franchise.

And according to the Wikipedia page on Zentai, the word is a contraction of zenshin taitsu (全身タイツ) ("full-body tights"), though it sounds similar to sentai (which is the Japanese word for "task force" or, literally, "fighting squadron").

There you are, your beans have been plated.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:26 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Why, thank you Filthy Light Thief. Of course, I was referring to the popularity of MMPR in the western world encouraging all-over spandex bodysuit fetishism in the current generation of young adults, who would have been exposed to the re-edited Super Sentai as impressionable kids around a decade and a half ago... I mean, there has to be some reason why, suddenly, it's dead easy to buy a skintight unisex spandex bodysuit.

Not that I own one. Nope.
posted by The River Ivel at 2:34 PM on April 6, 2011


As covered in this short documentary-ish video (SFW), zentai suits are more than awesome outfits for dancing, and get into fetish and identity statements/issues (anonymous, yet the center of public interest, especially when you're wearing a bright green or pink suit).
posted by filthy light thief at 4:23 PM on April 6, 2011


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