Have you seen the very meta, '80s-referencing music video for Dragonette and Martin Solveig's hyperactive retro-house collabo track "Hello"? If not, see the cut immediately. All the dudes look like Bjorn Borg and all the ladies look like Christie Brinkley.
The premise: Solveig (DJ Mag-ranked number 47) and fellow funky Frenchman Bob Sinclar (DJ Mag-ranked number 35) battle it out on the tennis court while a Day Glo-drenched crowd chokes itself with cheers and "Hello" pounds thrillingly through the background.
This kind of revisionist fantasy matched to a totally awesome track almost makes you wanna relive the Me Decade. Almost.
Just nominated for a pair of 2011 International Dance Music Awards, "Hello" is the second collabo between the Canadian electro-pop trio and the Parisian beatmaster. (The first time these two met was 2009's "Boys & Girls.") And while Solveig won't be part of Dragonette's performance at Dirty Hairy's two-year anniversary this Wednesday, you should still oil up your racket and break out the tennis shorts. You'll look so kitschy cool.
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Dragonette with Ross One, Jessica Who, and Contra as part of Dirty Hairy's two-year anniversary party. Wednesday, February 23. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-674-4680 or visit livnightclub.com.