On a beach near Boston, Ciaran Plummer and Zach Klingenberg laid down wood panels, and hard shoe’ed themselves an amazing dub-step video. Each step echoes the fusion that the Irish culture is melding into, both while keeping true to the traditional Irish roots and the spirit it encompasses and the new sub-genres it’s creating. These urban rhythms tap into the similar stylings of The Hammerstep Initiative, and the individuals who can hear or see an Irish Step beat in any kind of music. Urban Step Dancing is an encouraging and enthusiastic move for dancers using their hard-earned skills and creating something new for themselves.
The steady rhythm courses through the entirety of the song, adding the step dancing in as percussion. Metal taps were worn for a higher pitch, and the traditional hard shoes added a lower pitch. Hearing the effects of the dancing within the song alone is nowhere near as amazing as seeing the footwork. This is the real-time speed of world class dancers.
Tap Tronic has emerged onto the step dancing scene, and more is on the way from them. Keep them in your sights. The music came from Adventure Club’s remix of “Crave You”.