Major Lazer – “Pon De Floor” – {Dir: Eric Wareheim}

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Yeah…. I’ve been to a couple passa passa joints…. and you can take my basement-party-raised word when I say that, if you have never been to one, you cannot truly understand the double coats of brilliance in this video. I love it. *golf claps*

Skerrit Bwoy is a rockstar in this arena. Using him in this capacity is one of those “genius no-brainer”s that was still an essential decision to make if this movement is gonna get moved.  This is not even the tip of the iceberg of the caliber of output that a progressive stream of powerful and creative visuals for this subculture could generate. This shit, fortunately, is very good.  Eric Wareheim‘s stuff always touches my sensibilities………………….{||} that’s a pause.  It’s the moments like this, though, that many an artist are afraid of creating, fearing that their integrity will be compromised by the absence of reality (or in this case, a packed, SouthsideJamaicaQueens Boys & Girls Club). It works here, however, because you get to see the caricatured essence of the crossection in a very intense, yet extremely digestable way…. easy win.

Oh,…and about the music…

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I think the Major Lazer  album “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lasers Do” might end up being one of my favorite releases of the year by the time it settles.  If not for anything else, for the sole purpose that this shit makes me want to move recklessly. Move Music for real. I’ve been zoning for a second now… and it’s bittersweet to think that we are at a nook in music and culture where great shit is being built on appropriating music styles traditionally made by minorities and then selling it to white people who normally wouldn’t be caught dead listening to said type of music. But hey, what are you going to do, ya’nahmean‽ I still think the album is straightflav.

And you can’t ever really think that this dude is losin out to two white producer/dj’s. Well you can….but you wouldn’t really.

Now I’m hype. shit….  I have to hit at least like two dagger’fests before the summer dips off.  Can’t wait.

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