Tecktonik: That’s So Gay!

Tecktonik dance craze takes Paris by storm [update: dead link]

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 year’s Paris Techno Parade, the annual dance music street carnival that took place in the French capital last Saturday.

Groups of teenagers were overheard chanting “Tecktonik” as dance-offs took place in the street and the evening news bulletins were full of images and testimony from the leaders of this latest craze.

The starting point for the scene is a complex of nightclubs on the southeastern outskirts of Paris called the Metropolis, but there are signs that it is spreading thanks to videos on file-sharing websites YouTube and Dailymotion.

Man, Breitbart has a link to a video at the above. Here are two more YouTube vids;

Dj G@LiOn Teckto Délire

NeeKO MiX [update: dead link]

I looked at these and had to laugh. It’s a mixture of old movie musical moves speeded up (think Judy Garland’s arm moves in Words & Music), John Travolta’s moves from Saturday Night Fever speeded up, and the kind of spasmo moves seriously-effeminate men make as they prance and mince about. In fact, it looks like seriously coked-up runway fashion models still hyper after they’ve exited the spotlight.

There are plenty of YouTube vids (and on DailyMotion, France’s answer to YouTube). Go see and judge for yourself.

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