linkthink #533: Lobbyist Edition April 22, 2008 5 Comments Overprogrammed for Being There :: Stop Smiling Magazine dave tompkins waxes davetompkinsesque on “some good ole watch-the-fuck-out futuristic shit.” (tags: hip-hop writing newcleus electro tech future afrofuturism) Birdseed’s Tunedown: The Melbourne Shuffle another tubedance phenom — malaysian hardstyle runningman via australia via belgium?! (tags: dance video malasia asia global rave australia youtube blogpost EDM techno) Melbourne Shuffle Oldskool (MSO) blog devoted to melbourne shuffle (tags: australia dance video global rave EDM blog techno) videyoga :: linkthink Tags: dance, electro, linkthink, tech, techno, video
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Interesting article via MSO:
Looking at those pictures made me wonder one thing: where are all the girls?
Thanks for the article.
The first glimpse of Malaysian Shuffle I saw was via ebog, and the video he posted has some girls in it. Indeed, the girl in the denim skirt at the beginning seems to be doing a variation on the “Roger Rabbit” — a dance I haven’t seen in some time. I love how these hardstyle moves seem to be incorporating cheesy New Jack dances from the early 90s!
And the music is just crazy hard. Gabber Nintendo Nationalism, or something.
incidentally, it appears that there are actually lots of girls shuffling along. in my research/wanderings today, i stumbled onto the video below, which leads to several more like it —
Well, that certainly answers that question. :)
One interesting thing about this new video is that all the girls’ on-screen dancing seems to be done in a private sphere, in front of a webcam in the home or the back yard (last shot excepted). Since you’re immersed in Youtube dance videos at the moment maybe you know if that could be a potential gender trend/pattern – boys dancing in public spaces vs. girls dancing at home?
That’s an interesting question. So far, though, and this is only speaking anecdotally / off-the-dome, I haven’t really noticed too marked a pattern. I’ve seen plenty of boys in home/intimate spaces and a fair number of girls in public ones.
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