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Tecktonik dance sweeps Paris... tribute to rave?

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:29 pm
by esq
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id ... _article=1
A new homespun urban dance phenomenon has taken hold in Paris and is quickly spreading to the rest of France through Internet videos and word-of-mouth.

Tecktonik, a mix of hip hop and techno dance, was the talk of this yearÂ’s Paris Techno Parade, the annual dance music street carnival that took place in the French capital last Saturday.

"For seven years weÂ’ve been organising nights called Tecktonik Killer where we play the harder sounds of northern Europe (Belgium, The Netherlands) and the softer sounds of the south (Italy, Spain)," the artistic director of the Metropolis, Cyril Blanc, told AFP.

Tecktonik, judged by the videos on YouTube and displays at the Techno Parade, is a mix of break-dancing, hip hop and techno, featuring flailing arms and quick foot movements.

In appearance, fans share similarities with the new-rave scene in Britain, where fluorescent colours, armbands and tight t-shirts are back in fashion in a clear tribute to the 1980s rave music scene...
Here's a YouTube search link, gonna have a quick gander before I'm off to work...

http://youtube.com/results?search_query ... rch=Search


** edit- LOL, the first clip I saw reminded me of the 'moped rave' vid posted here on occasion... :lol:

Re: Tecktonik dance sweeps Paris... tribute to rave?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:41 pm
by lemsip
Hopscotch crew!

Re: Tecktonik dance sweeps Paris... tribute to rave?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:44 pm
by samuel
It's crap music they're dancing to :badgrin: but some nice moves, nothing new though. Keith used to be my idol BITD :)

Re: Tecktonik dance sweeps Paris... tribute to rave?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:14 pm
by renegadegenius
Had a look at a few of those links and found a couple of okish tracks (although most I'd have to say weren't my cup of tea).

I'd say this one is sort of like a harder version of Electro House

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EqF7Esd2okM - amusing vid as well :)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=StF0G_R4Ans - Thumping with some dark sounds.

Re: Tecktonik dance sweeps Paris... tribute to rave?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:15 pm
by soopaslooth
How weird! Dont really see how its a new phenomenom, or how its a mix of hiphop and techno. This footage and music could have been recorded in a uk hard house club at any point in the last 5-10 years! http://youtube.com/watch?v=ieMOCYB0NAc

Re: Tecktonik dance sweeps Paris... tribute to rave?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:40 pm
by fannypad
Some of those girls could tek my tonik at their pleasure but the rest just look a bit special.