Mary from Blip Boutique and John Belin from Dinahmoe are the minds behind the amazing WE DANCE TO THE BEAT - project, let's call it ROBYN's Interactive Beat Machine! What I want you to do first and foremost is to go and make your own beat, with us dancing to it here.
This is not a video, it is a completely interactive site that offers fans the possibility to control over 100+ video clips and
sounds simultaneously. The sounds are the parts of Robynʼs song “We Dance to the Beat”. Each user can
search through the massive grid of video/sound clips and choose their own group of sights & sounds. They
can then interact with the clips to manipulate the images and transform the sounds, in perfect sync with the
beat. The interactions are stored and repeated, letting the user build patterns and rhythms in real-
time. They can then publish their creation to an even larger, ever-evolving stream of unique user-created
beats. It is a real-time/interactive/music/video remix beat machine.
My part of the project was to scout a bunch of dancers, I should have done the styling too, but we realize we were on a too tight schedule for there to be any particular styling. Anyhow, Mary wanted us to dress in one color each, so that's why me and Anton look like we do! Later on Dennis, Bianca, Fredrik, Viggan, Maele and Nicole showed up in Jakob's North Kingdom studio, thank's guys for taking part in this project! And to Linn for assisting!
We dance to the beat of the continents shifting under our feet
We dance to the beat of a new, better, faster breed
We dance to the beat of radioactivity blocking the exits
We dance to the beat of false math and unrecognised genius
We dance to the beat of distorted knowledge passed on
We dance to the beat of a distant rumble
We dance to the beat of silent mutation
We dance to the beat of your brain not evolving fast enough
We dance to the beat of raw talent wasted
We dance to the beat of bad kissers clicking teeth
We dance to the beat of opportunity knocking
We dance to the beat of an eviction next door
Of another recycled rebellion
Of consolidating assets
Of another crowd losing it
Of your voice breaking up in static
Of suburbia burning
Of communication gone mad
We dance to the beat of a billion charges of endorphin
We dance to the beat of a love lost and then won back
We dance to the beat of source code and conjuring
We dance to the beat of gravity giving us a break
Tonight Robyn live in Stockholm, @BERNS!