Friday, March 18, 2011

Well...this is embarrassing...

Heh... So last time I posted here I promised to blog more often...guess I lied...but it won't happen again! :D

I'm currently participating in shooting for Global Shuffle 2 in Iceland, so I'll be blogging more regularly, do check the Icelandic studio on MSO :D

http://mso1.cultureforum.net/f58-hsi

I'll be updating both on this blog and in the studio regularly so if anyone wants to watch the progress check often :D

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sorry I don't blog more often..

Heyo, I just realized that I've been a rather lazy blogger cause I haven't really set myself into this to hard, I just try to post something whenever I think of something cool to post, but I'm going to try getting more active in this, but right now I'm going to post links below to some excellent websites with lots good information, videos, tutorials and more:

The Melbourne Shuffle Oldskool (MSO) Blog; lots of good info and more, the owner of the page (Garry) is one of the original shufflers and posts regularly:
http://melbourneshuffleoldskool.blogspot.com/

The MSO Forum; A forum for everything related to the Melbourne Shuffle, if you need information, want to show of your moves, or just ask questions regarding the shuffle this is the spot, this website is also managed by Garry: http://mso1.cultureforum.net/forum.htm

Learn to Shuffle; A website dedicated to bringing you tutorials on everything shuffle related, for example, the running man, the shuffle, hat moves, hand moves, kicks, spins you name it: http://learntoshuffle.com/

Phattpants; An excellent site with and lot of variety in phats and suspenders: http://phattpants.com/

Heatwave's Site; Another excellent website selling all sorts of shuffle related clothes including hoodies, phats, suspenders and even stuff to make your own phats: http://heatwaveonline.multiply.com/

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gonna keep this short - shuffle clothing

Hey all :D I just wanted to talk a little bit about the clothing a lot of, if not all shufflers wear these days, mainly the pants.

Now a lot of shufflers like to wear hoodies, you can get these pretty much anywhere, however a large group of them tend to wear hoodies that are marked with a "hardstyle" logo or the logo of a crew they represent, for example: PHD, HSK and HR:









Now I want to talk about another, much more known phenomenon in the shuffle, the pants.
A lot of shufflers wear customized pants called "phats", the phats are a trademark of the Melbourne Shuffle, everybody wears them, if you see someone wearing them, you can safely assume It's a shuffler, the phats come in all types of appearances, from simple plain phats :

to colorful phats with all sorts of markings and logos:



Another thing that shufflers use a lot are suspenders:






*Note: I don't own any of these pictures*

Ok I said I was gonna keep this short and I stand by it, below this text are some links to the pages I got the pictures from + other:

http://phattpants.com/PhattIntro.aspx
http://heatwaveonline.multiply.com/
http://www.pureharddance.com/index.php?main=merchandise&merch=Hoodies

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

First Post.

Hi, and welcome to my blog :) I'm gonna be talking mostly about the underground (maybe not so much anymore) rave style known as the Melbourne Shuffle.

I'll be talking about things like the music, the dance itself, events, clothing, other websites, the history of the shuffle, other dance styles, et cetera et cetera.

First perhaps a short introduction to the Melbourne Shuffle for those who don't know what it is; the Melbourne Shuffle is a type of Rave dance style that is mostly known for It's two basic moves, the Running Man and the Shuffle, but the Melbourne Shuffle itself is not just these things, it is a combination of multiple dances, moves, jumps, stomps, arm movements, shuffle, hat movements and basically any type of dance related thing you can think of mixed together to create beautiful dance that moves you with the music that you are playing.

The Shuffle is most common in Australia, where Melbourne is also the name of the countries capital, and in Malaysia.

 The Shuffle was first seen at a party in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980's and has since been slowly growing to become a popular phenomenon around the world.

Because this is my first post I'm going to keep this rather short but I'm going to post a video or two below so you can understand the shuffle better.
*Note: I don't own any of the videos below but as far as I know they can be freely distributed and used.*

Here's a compilation of multiple shufflers, I seriously recommend you watch Danielz at 04:57 and Jericho at 07:02, they give a good idea of how different every shuffler and every song is and can be.

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Moonboy: He is older now but I believe he was about 9 years old when this video was first made. This kid is amazing.

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This one is a personal favorite of mine :) Takes a short while to really get started but after that.. It's gggreat :D I recommend Mikki at 01:38, Daniel at 02:07 and 03:36 I'm afraid I don't know the name for the last one.

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Shuffle Shopping, another favorite of mine :D

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