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From the guy that brought you Jumpstyle, these are newest crazes to hit Holland. Even more weird moves, music and people!


Tecktonik (also known as "tck","vertigo", "Milky Way") is a form of dance based on a blend of hip hop and techno styles. Tecktonik style also borrows heavily from cyberpunk. It originated in Paris, France and has grown in popularity through word-of-mouth and video sharing sites such as Dailymotion and YouTube. Hardstyle is the main music style associated with Tecktonik. However, it has also become a prominent style of dancing to Electro house.

The term Tecktonik is also a registered trademark. This is the first time that the name of a dance has been protected in this way, and this has created copyright issues for dance events or other uses of the name. The name refers to the clash between music styles from Belgium and the Netherlands (hardstyle and jumpstyle) and more southern influences, similar to the collision of tectonic plates. However, Tecktonik is not a music style. The creators of the Tecktonik brand (most notably, Cyril Blanc, the artistic director of Metropolis) sell official products, such as clothes, CDs, energy drinks, etc. Typical dress for Tecktonik dancers include tight-fitting jackets and slim-fit jeans. Dancers also tend to have "futuristic", sometimes even gothic hair cuts and sometimes wear make-up designs such as a star around one eye. The neon colours on shirts are linked to the London Nu Rave fashion scene.

Tecktonik appeared in France in 2000 in Paris in a nightclub called Metropolis. It borrows heavily from elements of glowsticking, and hip-hop dance moves including popping and locking, vogueing and wacking. Tecktonik was featured prominently at the 2007 Paris Techno Parade on September 15.

Movie 1: Dim Chris - Sucker
Movie 2: Yelle - A Course des Garcons (TEPR Remix)

The Melbourne Shuffle

The Melbourne shuffle is a style of dance, which originated in the late 1980s in the Melbourne underground scene. The basic movements in the dance are a fast heel-and-toe action with a style suitable for various types of electronic music. Some variants incorporate arm movements.

The Melbourne shuffle was one of several dances that emerged during the acid house era around 1990. Although the precise origin of the style is unknown, it does bear a resemblance to earlier jazz dance styles.

Late 1980s to early 1990s
The Melbourne shuffle begins to emerge as a distinct dance, incorporating more hand movement than previous styles. Early footage of the style exists from a night on the 31st of August 1991 at the Sarah Sands Hotel in Melbourne. Techno music was gradually replaced with trance music and house music.

Mid to late 1990s
A number of videos documenting the style during this era exist as the style increased in popularity. There are many variations of this dance but the main heel to toe movement remained the key motion giving it the term "the Melbourne shuffle".

2000 - Present
Dancing style returns to more "on the spot" with less hand movement. A significant point in the evolution of the Melbourne Shuffle. In 2006 with the emergence of YouTube, dancers internationally now contribute to the Shuffle online, posting their own versions and learning from others.

The music that early Melbourne shufflers danced to was house music and acid house in the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, as trance music became popular, the dancing style changed to a glide. It regressed to the previous style when minimal house came in. In 2007, the music that Melbourne shufflers typically listen to are hard trance, hardstyle, jumpstyle, hard house, psytrance, breakbeat, drum and bass, tribal house and Techno. Although the shuffle dance style could be performed to any genre of music, there is a preference for the 130-150 bpm hardstyle.

Today known as "shuffling" to the Melbourne locals, the name "Melbourne shuffle" has been derived from overseas DJs, party goers, visitors and the media trying to describe this phenomenon. The Age referred to it as looking like "a cross between the chicken dance and a foot stomping robot" to the untrained eye[1], but locals have simply called it the "shuffle" since 1992.

Some dancers sprinkle talcum powder on the floor beneath their feet to help them glide more easily, some including 360 degree spins or jumps into their moves.

Movie 1
Movie 2

So, what do you think?
both are crazy but tecktonik looks hella fun

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I voted Melbourne Shuffle as I like it for a very special reason. But looking at the comments in YouTube, they all refer Tecktonik as "gay" and the Melbourne Shuffle as "pussy dance". Quite a disappointment.
QUOTE(johnny.msyl.25 @ Apr 2 2008, 09:15 AM) *
I voted Melbourne Shuffle as I like it for a very special reason. But looking at the comments in YouTube, they all refer Tecktonik as "gay" and the Melbourne Shuffle as "pussy dance". Quite a disappointment.

Youtube comments: some of the absolute lowest of internet scum in one bar-none congregation of penultimate stupidity. Take your salt with a grain of YT comments. Or don't. I do the latter. tongue.gif
that looks ridiculous. so thats how people in europe dance?
QUOTE(goota @ Apr 7 2008, 02:32 PM) *
that looks ridiculous. so thats how people in europe dance?

Australia it looks like. But yeah, Europe is kinda like that too I suppose.

EDIT: Whoops, yeah, Holland.
I said Melbourne shuffle because it reminds me more of C-walking.
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