She A Go
November 15, 2014 8:51 AM   Subscribe

She A Go takes the Chicago footwork sound of the late DJ Rashad, and overlays it on a surreal collage from the bleak corporate archives of GettyImages' office life category.

Here's more Rashad. The Chicago Reader has some context about Rashad's legacy in the Footwork scene here.

Note: I'm bad with genres. Feel free to correct me if I've misrepresented the song.
posted by codacorolla (12 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
this is so upsetting
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 AM on November 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

rip rashad

juke is what reminds me i live in the future
posted by p3on at 9:05 AM on November 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

this is so upsetting

Yes, RIP Rashad!

Oh, the fact that people spent time making video footage of nonsensical events in some mythical spartan "office" setting for someone else to then use in a serious promotional effort, and not in a cheeky Veridian Dynamics type spoof. WHY WAS THAT MAN PUTTING A STETHESCOPE UP TO PEOPLE'S HEADS?
posted by filthy light thief at 9:07 AM on November 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

This is marvelous! Makes me think of Ratatat's "Drugs". Thanks for sharing!
posted by modus_pwns at 9:47 AM on November 15, 2014

buh wha...?

That was delightfully weird. The blonde woman was the best with her office-dance-party-instigating and manic happiness at having a stethoscope on her forehead. Stock photography/video is so bizarre sometimes.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 10:09 AM on November 15, 2014

Rashad was great, and this is very silly, but really, when it comes to using horrifying effects on faces, nobody has yet topped Black Hole Sun.
posted by mykescipark at 10:49 AM on November 15, 2014

The soundtrack and the morphing effects weren't really necessary. Those generic office scenes are horrifying enough without them.
posted by octothorpe at 11:03 AM on November 15, 2014

posted by nikoniko at 12:00 PM on November 15, 2014

I was unaware that Getty Images provided video, too. This is absolutely vital to some similarly snarky things I need to do. Thanks so much for the introduction!
posted by gusandrews at 12:31 PM on November 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

(And also for the background on footwork, rather than treating it as wallpaper for the video!)
posted by gusandrews at 12:37 PM on November 15, 2014

Getty makes those clips because research says that people out there somewhere want to buy them. Although, judging by the watermarks, the maker of this video did not.
posted by matildaben at 5:28 PM on November 15, 2014

I like the video but DJ Rashad deserves his own post god damn. Some next level shit and I was sure he'd only get better :(
posted by atoxyl at 12:59 AM on November 16, 2014

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