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.
“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.”
Working 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.”