Major Lazer's major video

Major Lazer “Pon De Floor” from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

I was brought on board SUNfiltered to bring a gay voice to the blog, so I hope the above video for the song “Pon De Floor,” by Major Lazer, doesn’t seem out of place with my other posts. After all it is a riotous video depicting male/female couples dancing and freaking. Do people still say “freaking?” I was a high schooler in the 1990s. I’ll own the term.

Anyway. Back to this video. It is crafted by Eric Wareheim and I have watched it repeatedly for a week now. I cannot look away. The couples are all over each other in a world created with animation via Fatal Farm. Major Lazer are a duo comprised of Grammy-nominated producers Diplo and Switch, who worked on Santigold and M.I.A’s albums. The music’s as intense as the video, which is not necessarily safe for work.