Video: "Express Yourself" (Diplo ft. Nicky Da B)

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44 Responses to “Video: "Express Yourself" (Diplo ft. Nicky Da B)”

  1. blueelm says:

    Is ass shaking NSFW? I never thought about it. But if the ass isn’t shaking and it isn’t naked then it’s SFW :/

  2. blueelm says:

    Not that I would try shaking my ass… at work.

  3. Aaron Swain says:

    Diplo is a madman.

  4. Bill says:

    Diplo 2012!

  5. MollyMaguire says:

    NSFW and NSFYB (your back)! Just watching that herniates my L4/L5. How in the world do people do that?!!

  6. thecleaninglady says:

    Fat ass-shaking, and fast editing over a completely interchangeable track: the peak of American culture. This is the energy and danger and artistic vitality that NYC had in the 80s but has lost? 

  7. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Do these people all end up in chiropractic rehab facilities?

  8. bucktown says:

    To those who look at this and say NSFW, I say to you: Elvis, late-1950s.

    Can the posterior move in 4 dimensions? Q.E.D. it can.

    Musically the piece is interesting for not directly sampling “trigger man”, so far as I can tell, but we hear it and still know it is -absolutely- bounce, bounce or Jamaican house — I am certain.

    Love it.

    • michiexile says:

      Do you mean 3+1 Minkowskian dimensions? I’d’ve thought it obvious that the Gluteus Maximus of pretty much everyone is capable, in fact always does, move through 3 spatial and 1 temporal dimension…

  9. haineux says:

    If it ain’t Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, it’s crap.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYi8lA9y_BY

    (Yes, this diss includes the Madonna song.)

  10. blueelm says:

    Twerking like this isn’t very different from bellydance shimmies. It’s more about relaxing than contracting. It looks painful, but that’s why they get so low.

  11. blueelm says:

    My favorite part is definitely where they include the pulling-the-pants-out-of-your-crack shots.

    • Jonathan Roberts says:

      I like the WTF moment at 3:18 where the woman comes out of the shop. For the briefest of moments, you can see her trying to assess the situation where a woman in short shorts is shaking her butt on camera right beside the entrance, then she just moves away (and probably immediately starts her search for a new supermarket).

  12. Daniel Latta says:

    “…for those of you who yearn to watch a cheap rehash of the energy and danger and artistic vitality that NYC had in the 70s/80s, you need to…”

    Fixed that for you. 

  13. kate monson says:

    If you’re curious about the genre you might want to check out the JuJu Association (New Orleans music blog) interview with Rusty Lazer, who helped produce this video. His take on the roots of bounce music may interest you if you’re wondering where it came from or what it’s about.

  14. MelSkunk says:

     Am I the only one who adores this? The bounce, the video, the lyrics, the beat, the less than perfect asses bouncing. I have the song on repeat now.

  15. Rosin Ffield says:

    Love it!! i learned about Diplo from NINJA en Yo-landi’s collaboration some time ago.
    XoXoxXeni here another retarded cover i post u: http://soundcloud.com/haleyfairchild/serpentskirt

    p.s. on the nerdiee side lol thought of boingboing yesterday when i took DD-3 boss delay pedal (it repeats EXACTLY what sound you put in it–very cold/digital) then soldered a capacitor inbetween the legs of its “feedback” pott and it turned it into analogue: each new repeat got more and more muffled -so cheep & so much nicer!! :D

  16. CrivenS says:

    There are many rhythmic buttocks in this clip

  17. fergus1948 says:

    Not enough ifs and too many butts.

  18. nudobato says:

    Mapouka!

  19. Jonathan Roberts says:

    I haven’t been to NY, so I can’t comment on what it was like in the 80s. The music might be different, but the dancing  just looks like highly fetishized South African dancing to me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbjrKN6BtFA&feature=fvwp&NR=1
    I can’t say I prefer the NY version, the South Africans seem to be having more fun!

  20. Bill says:

    This conversation would not be complete with a reference to the Major Lazer (Diplo & Switch) video “Pon De Floor”  which is about as NSW as it gets.   This is not the first time Diplo has set his beats to black kids dancing.  Come again? 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2nmgcVbfKE

  21. Vinnie Tesla says:

    That was endearingly gritty!

    But, dude, your grandma wants her cardigan back now.

  22. at this timeframe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eF1lU-CrQfc#t=71s

    there is a sticker from an artist in NYC I met. It reads, “read motherfucking books, all damn day”

  23. flickerKuu says:

    Ok I see your butt. Ok, I see it, ok. Yup there it is. Yes, I can see you can shake your butt. Yup there it is again. Please, ladies- you don’t look very ladylike doing that. I’m a man, and pretty open minded, but all this Anus shaking is pretty disgusting, if you ask me. How about shaking your hips instead of looking like you have to take a shit all the time.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      you don’t look very ladylike doing that. I’m a man, and pretty open minded

      I believe that I’ve identified a glaring contradiction here.

      • flickerKuu says:

        Nope, there isn’t anything contradicting about me being a man, and thinking butt-gyrations aren’t “lady-like” referring to class, manners, or something beautiful.  There is a difference between the beauty of a woman’s form in say,  Hula-Dancing, and this garbage. Sorry, it’s my opinion and isn’t contradicting anything. You can certainly disagree with it.

        • Antinous / Moderator says:

          There’s a contradiction between claiming to be open minded and using the term ‘ladylike’ as some kind of social blackmail. It’s just passive-aggressive slut shaming.

    • EH says:

      Women are so dirty.

  24. David says:

    This is what New York was like?  Artistic Vitality?  I respectfully disagree.

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