Jabbawockeez grooves to Robot Remains

jabbawockeezbangerzThey’re baaaack.

And it’s a good thing they are!

Back by popular demand, the boys from the Jabbawockeez crew are back in Vegas for their third run of “MUS.I.C.,” a theatrical hip-hop dance spectacular. Last night the crew partied at Haze for the release of their single, “Robot Remains,” created exclusively for the group by the Bangerz crew.

Just about a half  hour before midnight, my boyfriend and I finally got the chance to take pictures and video of the boys on the red carpet, along with designers from Karmaloop, Crooks and Castles as well as members from the Bangerz crew and DJ Franzen. I even got to hug Kevin Brewer from the Jabbawockeez – definitely one of the highlights of the evening!

After our paparazzi moment, we walked into Haze, packed with partygoers who were eager to see the Jabbawockeez perform to “Robot Remains.”

The Bangerz may not sound familiar but if you are a fan of Jabbawockeez, then I’m sure you’re aware of the eclectic instrumentals the crew grooves to during their performances.

The trance-like hip-hop beats blow my mind by how much they fit with the dancers’ style and routines.

jabbamain“We realized that those guys [The Bangerz] were like the Jabbawockeez of music,” said Jabbawockeez member Kevin Brewer. “They were innovators and taking concepts like DJ-style and mixing it with producing and then adding a crazy little flavor to it.

It’s funny because they didn’t realize anybody could dance to their music when they put it out,” he continued. “They were just expressing themselves.”

Released on iTunes today, listeners can download the full-length single of “Robot Remains,” which you’ll also hear during “MUS.I.C.”

“We wanted to do a statement,” said Replay, one of the members of the Bangerz. “We wanted epic.”

“This is where sight and sound come together,” said Bangerz member DJ Kutso. “It’s a good opportunity to create something new. [This is] the first of its kind to hit the world.”

jabbadjfranWorking with superstars like Kelis and Black Eyed Peas, the Bangerz is now the permanent DJ for the Jabbawockeez. Drawing inspiration from other instruments like guitar, bass and keys definitely adds to the group’s unique style: “It keeps things interesting,” said Replay.

If the sound of “Robot Remains” inspires you to create your own music, then go for it: “Start from step one,” Kutso said. “Get to know how music works and always be original.”

While you’re in Vegas, make sure to see Jabbawockeez in “MUS.I.C.” at MGM inside the Hollywood Theater from Aug. 19 – 25. You’ll walk out dancing and singing. “Ro-ro-ro-ro ro-bot re-mains.”


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.

There are 4 comments for this article
  1. karina estrada wockeez at 9:16 am

    omg my jabbawockeez are growiing upp!!!!! gosh 143 guys so much and i hope yuh get everything yu want!!!! just do us jabba fans a favor please dont change , i love the jabbawockeez not robot stuff!!!!! but i well tell i well ALWAYZ love yuh guys no matter whutt!!!! i love yuh phil i still remember the day i hugged yu!!!!!!!!

  2. Jeannie Borbe Author at 11:44 am

    Thanks for your positive (and rather exciting!) words, Karina! You should come out to Vegas and see them. The “Robot Remains” single is awesome, download it if you haven’t already. Have a good one!

  3. Chris at 6:06 pm

    I can’t get enough of the Jabbawockeez, I’m addicted. I want so bad to see there Vegas show but can’t make it for this run. Any chance they will have another run. I saw where they said this was there last shows at MGM Grand and I hope that doesn’t mean last Vegas show. If they come back I will be there.