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February 7, 2013 5:14 AM   Subscribe

Diplo feat. Nicky Da B - Express Yourself (SLYT - definitely NOT the Madonna song.)
posted by to sir with millipedes (33 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
express your butt

Note: semi-NSFW because butts
posted by sixohsix at 5:23 AM on February 7, 2013


In honor of this video, today I will only communicate using my butt.
posted by item at 5:26 AM on February 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


For anyone wondering what the heck Diplo's endless "Express Yourself" tweets are all about [ALL NSFW AS HELL], well, this is the answer. This was also the trend that led to downfall of Carly Crunkbear. Also, if you play this song at work, even if it's audio-only, everyone will think you're insane and run away from you before calling HR to complain.
posted by 1adam12 at 5:39 AM on February 7, 2013


The Super Bowl would've been infinitely better if these guys were the half time entertainment.
posted by NoMich at 5:54 AM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


I don't know whether to clutch my pearls or express myself.
posted by DU at 5:57 AM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't know whether to clutch my pearls or express myself.

Just as long as you put your back in it, either way is cool.
posted by NoMich at 6:00 AM on February 7, 2013


I don't know whether to clutch my pearls or express myself.
posted by idiopath at 6:02 AM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


This sentence would have made no sense two days ago:
I have heard of Diplo thanks to Carly Crunkbear.

No, I'm not sure it makes sense to me now. But at least I have context for Carly Crunkbear's upside down photo.
posted by Mezentian at 6:13 AM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is EXACTLY how I pictured their music video after having the song on near repeat on my ipod. So fun damn fun!
posted by WickedPissah at 6:23 AM on February 7, 2013


Needs more Big Freedia.

As awesome as this is, is it anything more than Diplo doing New Orleans Bounce?
posted by The Michael The at 6:43 AM on February 7, 2013


If you'd like a nightmare mix of Bounce, The Internet, and falling asleep to Late-Night TV, try Nicky Da B's Hot Potato Style.
posted by stifford at 7:07 AM on February 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


I like the part where they shook their butts miming sexual intercourse.

Also I likes me some Diplo. The guy's a hell of a musician, even here.
posted by Nelson at 7:14 AM on February 7, 2013


I express my dog's butt once in a while to avoid impacted anal glands, but I don't think that I need to express my own.


I also love Diplo, thanks.
posted by Stagger Lee at 7:15 AM on February 7, 2013


Aside: the way my eyes first passed over this post, I saw "Nicky" and "Back" together and thought it was a post about Nickleback and was momentarily afraid. Posting about Nickleback is an automatic lifetime ban, right? RIGHT?
posted by dry white toast at 7:17 AM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think I'll stick with the original*.


* Presented here uninterrupted by Heyimgmac (whoever that is).
posted by Herodios at 7:32 AM on February 7, 2013


Needs more Big Freedia.

Big Freedia was actually meant to be on this song-but she was busy on tour, and...well, there's some allegations of some triflin' business and glory-stealing going on, but the Queen Diva is above such petty matters.

Sincerely,

Big Freedia Superfan Who Has Been on Stage for Four of Her Shows

ALSO PS FUN FACT THIS VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY LIL INTERNET WHO IS BEST KNOWN FOR INVENTING SEAPUNK

ALSO ALSO PPS THE SAMPLE USED IN THIS SONG THAT YOU PROBABLY RECOGNIZE FROM A MILLION OTHER SONGS IS KNOWN AS THE TRIGGERMAN SAMPLE

posted by Juliet Banana at 7:56 AM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Love the song and the video; it seems to bypass my brain and communicate directly with my ass. I don't really know what else to say about it.

Diplo also did this pilot episode of "No One Is Safe" on NOLA Bounce which helped me get an idea of what the scene's about.

ALSO PS FUN FACT THIS VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY LIL INTERNET WHO IS BEST KNOWN FOR INVENTING SEAPUNK

That is...
that is pretty...wow. "CANNOT BE PACKAGED + SOLD MUCH LIKE YOU CANNOT PACKAGE + SELL THE OCEAN"
posted by nTeleKy at 9:19 AM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love Diplo too, but if you are going to listen to sissy bounce, you've got to go right for the queen diva herself, Big Freedia. On preview, I see that Juliet Banana beat me to it... Well if you want to hear the real deal, you need to start with Azz Everywhere. I know some hard whisky drinking mofos who hate electronic music, but will freak their fuck out when you let loose the bounce.
posted by Catblack at 9:25 AM on February 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wait, there's a genre called Bounce Music? And it's a real thing? I feel terribly old. I linked the Wikipedia reference, because I'm hep to the kids' music.

Props to Diplo though, he's got a real skill for finding musical genres people like me know nothing about and assimilating them. He's like a hip-hop Paul Simon. I still don't know anything about Baile Funk but I love the shit out of his work with it. (Also lol, this 2005 Pitchfork review mentioning "Diplo's criminally overlooked Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1 mixtape, which he put together with Sri Lankan-via-London artist-singer M.I.A.")
posted by Nelson at 10:06 AM on February 7, 2013


ALSO ALSO PPS THE SAMPLE USED IN THIS SONG THAT YOU PROBABLY RECOGNIZE FROM A MILLION OTHER SONGS IS KNOWN AS THE TRIGGERMAN SAMPLE

This is Triggerman, which is sampled in literally every single New Orleans bounce song.
posted by chrchr at 10:10 AM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Diplo's No One's Safe (Pilot Episode "NOLA Bounce")
posted by Catblack at 10:42 AM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


In Express Yourself and in Hot Potato Style, he occasionally jumps up to falsetto in a way that reminded me of Mindless Self Indulgence, and now I want a collaboration to happen there. I don't know how or if that would work, but it could be amazing.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 11:00 AM on February 7, 2013


Nicky Da B has a great style and Big Freedia has probably the best stage show and personality, but I get a little bummed that Katey Red doesn't get much attention as she always seemed like the best actual rapper out of the sissy bounce rappers.
posted by elr at 12:22 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


This video takes place at the music box between piety and desire (streets).
posted by umbú at 12:30 PM on February 7, 2013


I've just started to get into rap this week, especially dumb rap like A$sap Rocky and Lil Wayne, but this is way, way too fast for me. But I probably shouldn't be listening to it at work. I can't imagine what I'd need to be on to be able to dance this fast.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:08 PM on February 7, 2013


I had heard of Bounce via MeFi, but I thought references to seapunk were references to bands like Mutiny and Sforzando than "s "a style of electronic music that incorporates bits of 90s house and techno, the past 15 years or so of pop and R&B, and the latest in southern trap rap—all overlaid with a twinkly, narcotic energy that recalls new-age music and chopped-and-screwed hip-hop mix tapes in roughly equal measure".

I feel terribly old too. And I don't want to be hep to the kids' music, because it seems like every time I turn around there's no new 'genre' of music to boggle at and I realise how much I am turning into t Bill Grundy.
posted by Mezentian at 7:36 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I feel terribly old too. And I don't want to be hep to the kids' music, because it seems like every time I turn around there's no new 'genre' of music to boggle at and I realise how much I am turning into t Bill Grundy.

To be honest, all the various ghetto genres are very similar and could really be considered subgenres, and they all mix well together:

Trap, Baltimore Club, Booty House, Bounce, Miami Bass, Ghetto Techno, Kuduro, Baile Funk, Juke, etc. What they have in common is minimalist low fi production, an extreme emphasis on bass, complicated kick patterns, repetitive vocal samples, and very little going on in the midrange.

Best appreciated at an urban club with a sound system loud enough cause heart palpitations.
posted by empath at 8:14 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Another thing they have in common is that while they sometimes cross over into rave clubs or mainstream radio, they actually generally form a distinct and extremely local dance music culture from both hip-hop and rave in the cities where they started. DJs that were superstars in Baltimore, for example, would be unknown in DC or Philadelphia until relatively recently. They didn't have marketers and agents and big record labels pushing it. It really wasn't until the internet let all these groups talk to each other that you had guys like Diplo mixing all of their music up. A lot of this stuff used to be pressed on very short print-run vinyl and would only be sold in maybe two record stores. You used to have to be from baltimore to have even heard of baltimore club music, let alone to buy it. Same with bounce in New Orleans, etc.
posted by empath at 8:20 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Needs more Big Freedia.

I like how she's basically Bounce Godzilla in that video.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:13 PM on February 7, 2013


This video takes place at the music box between piety and desire (streets).

not to mention the Manchu Food Store on Claiborne and Esplanade, and various shots under the I-10 on Claiborne. I think my favorite thing was a split-second shot of a sticker by Reader [Read More Books] who has stuff all over this city with a close second being the inclusion of a Big Shot soda sign.
posted by komara at 9:20 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't think I'm really the person to argue it, but it could be argued that Detroit techno and hip hop itself were regional movements similar to New Orleans bounce or Baltimore club or Miami bass which, entirely by accident, escaped their geographical boundaries and went international.
posted by chrchr at 11:36 PM on February 7, 2013


Nope, I agree with that.
posted by empath at 11:38 PM on February 7, 2013


I had heard of Bounce via MeFi, but I thought references to seapunk were references to bands like Mutiny and Sforzando

And more often just a reference to a particular aesthetic style; seapunk kids def made their tumblrs first and figured the whole "music" thing out later, and other than heavy 90s inspiration I don't really hear a lot in common between the various musicians around Chicago I've seen perform (Teen Witch, Ultrademon, Zombelle, etc)

Bounce and seapunk have nothing in common musically-the only tie in this case being that Lil Internet (who works for Karmaloop) both invented seapunk and then later directed this video.
posted by Juliet Banana at 7:24 AM on February 8, 2013


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