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.
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.
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