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June 22, 2007 6:16 PM   Subscribe

I got something for your mind: Jump Style.
posted by four panels (54 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
the first video made the baby jeebus cry, but the second almost made up for it. I wonder how long those poor guys spent locked up in the basement practicing.
posted by pupdog at 6:27 PM on June 22, 2007


According to wikipedia jumpstyle has spread from Belgium all the way to France and even the Netherlands!

</snark>
posted by polyhedron at 6:28 PM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


How come no girls in videos?
posted by jsavimbi at 6:36 PM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Jesus christ, if it gets to Luxembourg we're DOOMED!
posted by tristeza at 6:36 PM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


It has begun.
posted by humannaire at 6:43 PM on June 22, 2007


So, is this something I'd need a pair of legs to understand?
posted by Megafly at 6:44 PM on June 22, 2007


Admittedly that second video was pretty cool, but I’m a sucker for synchronized anything.
posted by liquorice at 6:45 PM on June 22, 2007


You know who else took over Belgium and France?
posted by The World Famous at 6:55 PM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


I like how in the first video, you hear a GSM cell phone dit-dit-dit-dit-dit noise, then you see the scooter guy stop dancing, walk over and turn his cell phone off. Ha!
posted by zsazsa at 6:55 PM on June 22, 2007


ze Germans?
posted by jsavimbi at 6:58 PM on June 22, 2007


Not bad. But I prefer to watch black teens hump ottomans.
posted by milarepa at 7:03 PM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: I prefer to watch black teens hump ottomans.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:05 PM on June 22, 2007


Ah, those teenagers and their native ritual dances... I love the fact that they convene around their scooter in the middle of their middle-class suburban neighborhood rather than in any sort of "proper" dance music venue.
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl at 7:10 PM on June 22, 2007


Hah.

I'd seen 'jump trance' all over a dutch online record store and had wondered what the hell that meant.

To me that music sounds like what happens to your brain after doing ecstasy every weekend for 5 or 6 years.
posted by empath at 7:10 PM on June 22, 2007


fixed link
posted by empath at 7:14 PM on June 22, 2007


That second video looks almost like the way people dance when playing DDR.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:17 PM on June 22, 2007


Well, that was an embarrassing thirty seconds.
posted by christopherious at 7:23 PM on June 22, 2007


sfortuin1991 (9 hours ago)
jumpstyle is voor pussys

posted by rxrfrx at 7:25 PM on June 22, 2007


The first one was extremely silly. The second one reminded me of techno-remixed Eastern European folk dances, which was pretty cool.
posted by schroedinger at 7:31 PM on June 22, 2007


The first one is ottoman-humping Belgium-style.
posted by ND¢ at 7:47 PM on June 22, 2007


This is hilarious.
posted by ND¢ at 7:52 PM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm pretty sure all of this is another sign of the coming apocalypse....

12 And, lo, I saw nordic teenaged boys doing synchronized swimming outside of the water.

13 Their heads and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and their mopeds had flashing lights which were like blazing fire.

posted by Dave Faris at 7:54 PM on June 22, 2007


I am surprised that a Google search for "kick, open, side, side" brings up nothing. I take it that that particular early 1980s dance wasn't as universally popular as we thought it was.

Kick, open, side, side!
Kick, open, side, side!
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:00 PM on June 22, 2007


Europe has jumpstyle, Asia has parapara, and all we've got is a couple of goddamned ottoman humpers. We're totally losing the annoying youth dance craze race.
posted by fnerg at 8:15 PM on June 22, 2007


I'm getting to an age where seeing kids act like dorks is kinda sweet instead of kinda annoying. So I'm all for it. Let them jump, and hump, whatever they want!

That is all.
posted by facetious at 8:16 PM on June 22, 2007


So there's this massive Gay Pride party in SF tomorrow night called "Queen". Somehow, I don't think it will be quite as gay as that first video.
posted by bpm140 at 8:17 PM on June 22, 2007


LOLGABBA
posted by geos at 8:21 PM on June 22, 2007


Someone did this as their audition on So You Think You Can Dance and wasn't appreciated.
posted by smackfu at 8:41 PM on June 22, 2007


Jumpers can go to special jump discotheques, often called "Jumpotheques";

Oh Wikipedia, sometimes I think you lie to me.
posted by smackfu at 8:42 PM on June 22, 2007


ze Germans?

The poster and the first comments are Dutch. From the first link:

jumpstyle is misschien nog wel gayer dan george michael elton john en boy george bij elkaar..
posted by kisch mokusch at 8:46 PM on June 22, 2007


Dumb US rave dancing:

Liquid

Though when it's good, it's really good.
posted by empath at 8:50 PM on June 22, 2007


I got your liquid right here. (SFW!)
posted by Liosliath at 9:55 PM on June 22, 2007


I still incorporate liquid into my dancing these days, although now it's in the context of the clickity-clack minimal coming out of Berlin and microhousey stuff. I'm less up on the high-speed hand gestures, and more on the body waves and the transfer from arms to back to butt to legs.

Anyway, jumpstyle explains so much about the Toronto gabber scene back in the 90s. Ah, misspent youth.
posted by LMGM at 9:58 PM on June 22, 2007


Any videos, LMGM?
posted by Liosliath at 10:01 PM on June 22, 2007


My default manner of dancing is basically liquid, but the big drawback I see in it is that the people who are really, really good at it seem to focus way too much on "busting out phat moves" (or whatever the current lingo), and as such their dancing doesn't seem to reflect the music enough. The beat is right, but they'll be doing dynamic power moves during quiet parts, or little intricate stuff when the big drums kick in, or whathaveyou.
posted by Bugbread at 11:16 PM on June 22, 2007


The lyric 'I [sic] got something for your mind' is inaccurate.
posted by mattoxic at 12:56 AM on June 23, 2007


Hahaha I was going to make a Jump post after returning from the Netherlands two weeks ago - it is hyuuuuuuge there. I didn't, though, casue I couldn't work out a way to tie it to Catalina jumping, and I wanted to.
posted by goo at 1:46 AM on June 23, 2007


Many thanks to fnerg for the parapara link which also introduced me to the phenomenon that is Japanese Eurobeat Music.
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl at 4:17 AM on June 23, 2007


As always, dance fads improve when performed by grinning little children.

The lyric 'I [sic] got something for your mind' is inaccurate.

Where does that sample come from? The track the jumpy people like is 'The Return' by DJ Coome, but I know there were hard house (which is what jumpstyle appears to be, really) records with that little line in the mid 90s, or rave records with it earlier on, because it sets off ecto-tremors in my spine.
posted by jack_mo at 4:21 AM on June 23, 2007


So basically this is a nazi dance no?
posted by rxrfrx at 4:23 AM on June 23, 2007


Wow, that's pretty bad. The Melbourne Shuffle (yt) never fails to impress no matter which country I'm in.
posted by Onanist at 4:49 AM on June 23, 2007


jack_mo writes 'Where does that sample come from?'

The source of a zillion great House tracks -- First Choice, Let No Man Put Asunder
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:33 AM on June 23, 2007


Somehow, I don't think it will be quite as gay as that first video.

Yes, they did seem happy and excited, keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits.

Or were you referring to another definition of the word gay?
posted by Dave Faris at 7:48 AM on June 23, 2007


why are these dance crazes usually accompanied by the shittiest possible music?
posted by pmbuko at 8:37 AM on June 23, 2007


I'm sorry, does the first YT link remind anyone else of Smurfs dancing? All they need are little white peaked hats.
posted by gillyflower at 8:51 AM on June 23, 2007


Sorry, but jumpstyle sucks. Not enough cute Asian girls in short skirts...
posted by Samizdata at 10:32 AM on June 23, 2007


One thing I absolutely adore about EDM is the complete lack of respect for the intent of the source material. They took a soulful, from-the-heart lament about a marriage breaking up and turned it into a psychedelic threat.
posted by empath at 11:41 AM on June 23, 2007


@jack_mo: It's actually The Return by Dj Coone.

Here's
a good [yt] version.
posted by humannaire at 2:06 PM on June 23, 2007


this is nothing but the charleston revisted with techno.

Wait, that's allready been done.
posted by Freen at 10:48 PM on June 23, 2007


ND¢: This is hilarious.

I'll take your simpson's video and raise by two Family Guy's...
posted by samsara at 12:58 AM on June 24, 2007


This man used to be my country's Minister of Immigration.

Wait - let me say that again, just to make sure that it's perfectly clear:

This man... (yes?) ...used to be my country's... (got that? good) ...Minister of Immigration.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:44 PM on June 24, 2007


GNFtI, I'm just...speechless.
posted by Liosliath at 6:56 PM on June 24, 2007


GNFTI holy shiznit that's amazing. One day, a Canadian former politician will have a baffling career in pop-EDM, and I will be proud.

Liosliath: come to think of it, I've never thought to get video evidence of my dancing. I probably should, if only so that I can remember my more flexible days when this body inevitably starts to break.
posted by LMGM at 4:25 AM on June 26, 2007


PeterMcDermott writes 'The source of a zillion great House tracks -- First Choice, Let No Man Put Asunder '

Gah, of course it is! I'm the world's worst trainspotter. (Not only do I know the song, I have two 12"s - not for disc jockey reasons, but because I thought 'Ooh! I must get this!' twice, two years apart. To be honest, I suspect 10% of my record collection is duplicates due to that sort of idiocy.)
posted by jack_mo at 5:09 AM on June 26, 2007


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