In the Castle of my Skin

An amazing dance video from the Jazz band Sons of Kemet showcasing the South African dance style of pantsula! Enjoy!

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Groovy, Groovy, GROOVY!

Not dancing per se but these girls play some sick music that will make your hips sway!

So much soul and feeling in their craft – utmost respect! That’s how you enjoy life 🙂

Don’t

The video for Ed Sheeran’s song Don’t has an incredible emphasis on dance, plot-involving-ellie-goulding-cheating-etc. aside, it’s a catchy, groovy tune illustrating how dance truly can behave as a story-telling language through the video.

From rags to riches, the expressions and movements of the dancer – growing in confidence and poise throughout his journey, emphasizes and highlights how something as wordless as body movements can convey such powerful storytelling and emotions.

Oh, and did I mention he can freaking FLY!?

 

 

Touch The Sky

Kanye West’s Touch The Sky.

I love this song.

It’s the perfect pick-me-up when you’re craving that extra kick in your day. A musical antidote to bouts of mini depressions and energetic repressions. What a soulful, bouncy tune!

Always makes me want to a buffet at KFC.

“Do you KNOW who I am!?”

“I know I ju- I just said your name!”

Jesus Walks

A live rendition of Kanye West’s Jesus Walks, and you’ve got John Legend on this one too. Talk about star power!

This song is chalk-full of raw emotion, power and soul. The inclusion of the marching band is a great touch giving the song a depth of warmth and shimmering brass.

Concerning Kanye’s evolution into his current incarnation, what’re your thoughts and opinions? Has he lost his way or is his ability to venture out and experiment with darker sounds nobody expects a sign of maturity as an artist?

Would love to hear your comments below, enjoy!

Mas Que Nada

A live version of Jorge Ben Jor’s classic Mas Que Nada, by the master himself. I am absolutely ADDICTED to this song! Perfect for a sunny day, a rainy day, a romantic, breezy, any kind of day – you’ll be put into a chill relaxed mood for sure!

Absolutely perfect. Enjoy.

Holi!!!

Yes. Balam Pichkari by Pritam Chakraborty is literally just one big party. The Festival of Colours whoooooo!!!

Wanted to share the music video here because it’ so full of colour and fun energy. You’ll be itching to run outside and throw colours at all your neighbors in no time!

Forbidden Fruit

J Cole ft. Kendrick Lamar , Forbidden Fruit

Both my fav mainstream rappers in the game right now. This live version is great for its clarity and the live instrumentals enhance the tune with a whole new dimension and raw authenticity. That sample from Ronnie Foster’s Mystic Brew. Wow. Perfect bass line.

And that bounce! oop!

Always pop this song when you need that little boost of inspiration.

So sip juice from the forbidden fruit and get LOOSE.

27 Dance Crazes from Music Videos

Purely for fun, a trip down memory lane!

Oh man so many CLASSICS! the Macarena, Mambo No 5, CRANK DAT STANKY LEG.

Yeah if you memorize these moves I can’t promise you riches, fortune, or fame, but I CAN personally guarantee that you’ll be hilarious at the clubs and on the dancefloor. Try bringing back one of these moves and see who joins in! It’s always hilarious when you swap and learn new moves with strangers! No need to take yourself too seriously just have fun with it!

What’s your favourite “move” from a music video or that you’ve seen around?

Comment and share with us!

Always love jiving to new styles.