They don't call it electronic DANCE music for nothing. A huge part of electronic music is getting sweaty to it, and today VIBE celebrates the dancers that make the music that much more fun. This is a collection of styles, individuals and crews that you should get familiar with. →
Flexing is a New York style of dance, and Brooklyn's creepiest advocate of the style, Bones The Machine, just dropped this video set in an abandoned prison. As Bassnectar's "Butterfly" flutters in your ears, he twists and turns in a series of Bone Breaking advancements.
The official video for Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go, "Cinema (Skrillex Remix)" may have dropped last year, but Ultra Records reveled this new dance version last month. It features the I.aM.mE Crew, who won MTV's America's Best Dance Crew (Season Six). They call their style of dance "Brain Bangin".
Everything is bigger In Texas, including the dance moves. There's a whole bunch of young Latino kids getting into Electro Dance. Here we have Brownsville's Nano - part of the Active Movement Crew - doing his thing, whatever you want to call it.
Here we have some fancy, fast footwork by Sara Luana. The rapid paced dance is a style being picked up some Brazilian youth called Free Step. Looks like the footworkers in Chicago might have something to watch out for.
One dance that has been sweeping Africa - and the world - is the Azonto. The moves and accompanying music originated in Ghana, but you may be familiar with Nigeria's P-Square, who made one of the genre's top tunes alongside Akon, called "Chop My Money." The below video by Criss Waddle, "Ma Try Makw3," is a recent hit that shows off the dance nicely.
Well yeah, of course we'll be covering Twerking here too. For those who weren't already familiar with the style, Diplo made sure the world knew thanks to his "Express Yourself" video, which was followed by his controversial Instagram campaign that had girls flooding the interwebs with pics of themselves. We even have our own, "Shake Something: 12 Twerk Anthems".
Here's a choreographed video by the Quick Style crew. They call it their "Asian concept." The dance is set to a beat by Hifana called "Wamono."
OK,OK. We know this one's been around for a minute, but we just couldn't pass it up. This 9-year-old girl, named Vivian Pham, has some crazy Tutting skills!
Jersey Club, the state's home grown electronic dance music, is all about the dancefloor. A lot of the moves in Sharaya J's "Banji" video stem from that scene. Along with her Banji Babez, Sharaya brings dance moves such as, "sexy walk," "da patty cake" and "flexin".
You can't write something about EDM dance without mentioning Nonstop, AKA Marquese Scott. He's the man who shot to fame with his dubstep dance video for a remix of "Pumped Up Kicks" by Butch Clancy. Nonstop's video raked in 10s of millions of views and spawned thousands of imitations. Here's a new trailer by Diffuse for an upcoming documentary on him.