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Tecktonik

Tecktonik

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What is tecktonik?

Tecktonik is now shortened as TCK. Very popular dance in France, Belgium and Holland .

Electro-Dance

Tecktonik dance

Tecktonik is dance that had born in a nightclub called Metropolis in about 2000. Tecktonik borrows some elements from glowsticking and hip-hop dance moves like popping and popping , wacking , vogueing .

Why the made Tecktonik? Because they couldn't dance during electro music like hiphop. Thats why they made their own dance. People prefer to dance with electro house, funky house or hardstyle music. Tecktonik is now known in all world .

Personaly i like this dance and in this lens i will talk about tecktonik hairstyle, music, teams,lessons.

About tecktonik

Tecktonik uses Web to market lifestyle born in dance movement

If you are French, younger than 20 and have an Internet connection, you probably already know what to make of the spiked hair, skinny pants and electric dance moves pulsing in cyberspace.

The dance moves started with something called Tecktonik - a mix of punk, techno, break dancing and disco that was born in clubs and spread by word of mouth on Internet video sites. The dance spawned a youth movement that has turned into a burgeoning business and a model for creating a brand on the Web.

Tecktonik, now a registered trademark and offering 33,800 videos on the YouTube video site, has gone beyond sharing music and moved to selling hairstyles, merchandise and an ethos of tolerance to post-adolescents. It has become a lifestyle brand.

"I used to be a goth in high school, but now I come here every week," said Fiona Esteves, 19, at the Metropolis nightclub near Paris where the movement started.

One man behind the venture, a former equities trader at Merrill Lynch, recently quit his job to devote himself to the business.

"We didn't really invent anything, but we concentrated and promoted a dance style inside the club, and when it took off on the Internet we realized it could be something bigger," the man, Alexandre Barouzdin, 31 years old, said backstage at the club on a Saturday night.

Barouzdin, wearing in red tartan kilt, a glued-on dreadlock Mohawk wig, and a chain necklace by John Galliano, said he had been promoting electronic music parties under the name Tecktonik for seven years.

In the club, a disc jockey from the Netherlands played a techno version of Carmina Burana to a crowd of hundreds on the dance floor.

Outside of the club, cars filled a parking lot and a long line of people stretched out the door. Many people were wearing T-shirts and sweatbands with Tecktonik logos.

Barouzdin and his partner, Cyril Blanc, said they had invested €30,000, or $46,000, to protect the trade name Tecktonik, which was intended to suggest seismic change. They want to preserve the movement's integrity and transform it from a subculture into a household name.

"At first it was all about quality control," Barouzdin said. "We had a great party with special music and wanted to make sure nobody else could use the name to promote cheap copies."

While blending dance music, club culture and throbbing electronic beats is nothing new, analysts say Tecktonik stands out because it is directed at a younger crowd and attempts to label a trend under a single brand name from the start.

"Unlike rock, or punk or similar movements, this has a commercial brand name driving it from the very beginning," said Thomas Jamet from the Reload agency in Paris, which specializes in youth marketing.

Like Loserkids.com , a youth retailer in the United States, Tecktonik represents the lifestyle of its customers and goes after a group of people who want to be sold to. It is promoted mainly by word of mouth, an example of so-called viral branding, where enthusiasts do the advertising.

For the French sociologist François de Singly, the venture shows how "capitalism has moved into such high gear that movements are becoming brands even before they are really born."

Barouzdin and Blanc, who are both French, say the movement is about tolerance, is drug free and welcomes a younger crowd.

They say they registered the trademark in France in 2002, and registered it internationally in 2007. As recognition spread abroad, music CDs and a clothing label followed.

Home-made online videos of dancers with flailing arms and busy footwork helped propel sales and a buzz in 2007.

Barouzdin declined to give financial details, saying the company was created only last year. But he said he was selling about 1,000 Tecktonik T-shirts a week online and in stores.

Big companies are joining in. A compilation series prepared by the British music company EMI sold 400,000 copies last year. The shoe manufacturer Reebok has given out shoes to a tour of French Tecktonik dancers in Japan last month.

And a merchandising arm of the French television station TF1 has agreed to an international licensing agreement, saying it is in talks to develop other products, like a game for the Nintendo Wii.

"We've signed a deal with a textile manufacturer, but it's only the first step," said Guillaume Lascoux of TF1.

Tecktonik trademark

Tecktonik, registered trademark

The origins of the movement could be found in Belgium at the end of the nineties before it exploded recently in France, following in the wake of Hardtech and Hard Trance. In 2000, two 'Frenchies', Alexandre Baroudzin and Cyril Blanc, wanted to emulate the spirit of these classic techno club nights by transporting the 'joyful environment of a rave' into an enormous nightclub complex in a Parisian suburb: the Métropolis.

'Tecktonik,' they explain, 'is a reference to the geographic movement of the tectonic plates; specifically, the meeting and clashing of different musical cultures.' The two partners therefore founded their company 'Tecktonik events', and registered the name with the INPI trademarks office ('Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle'). In addition to this they then created a clothing line and an energy drink, 'Tecktonik Killer.' For enthusiasts who have no intention of taking drugs, it gives you energy to burn off on the dance floor.

Tecktonik dance craze takes Paris by storm

says google.com

PARIS (AFP) — A new homespun urban dance phenomenon has taken hold in Paris and is quickly spreading to the rest of France through Internet videos and word-of-mouth.

Tecktonik, a mix of hip hop and techno dance, was the talk of this year?s Paris Techno Parade, the annual dance music street carnival that took place in the French capital last Saturday.

Groups of teenagers were overheard chanting "Tecktonik" as dance-offs took place in the street and the evening news bulletins were full of images and testimony from the leaders of this latest craze.

The starting point for the scene is a complex of nightclubs on the southeastern outskirts of Paris called the Metropolis, but there are signs that it is spreading thanks to videos on file-sharing websites YouTube and Dailymotion.

"For seven years we?ve been organising nights called Tecktonik Killer where we play the harder sounds of northern Europe (Belgium, The Netherlands) and the softer sounds of the south (Italy, Spain)," the artistic director of the Metropolis, Cyril Blanc, told AFP.

"Little by little, the clubbers who came invented a choreography," he added, explaining how Tecktonik dancing came to be born.

Tecktonik, judged by the videos on YouTube and displays at the Techno Parade, is a mix of break-dancing, hip hop and techno, featuring flailing arms and quick foot movements.

In appearance, fans share similarities with the new-rave scene in Britain, where fluorescent colours, armbands and tight t-shirts are back in fashion in a clear tribute to the 1980s rave music scene.

"I started to practice at home by looking on the Internet," said Jackie, a 20-year-old regular at the Metropolis who works with young people in a northern suburb of Paris.

"It's a real pleasure to dance the whole day," including on the street, he adds.

Internet searches on YouTube and Dailymotion turn up a series of videos, including one by Jey-Jey, downloaded a million times, who demonstrates his take on Tecktonik in his garage.

Another by Cali, who dances in his living room, also appears to be popular.

"A lot of young people don't have the courage to dance in nightclubs because they are worried about the prejudices of others. The Internet enables them to familiarise themselves with the dance," says Blanc from Metropolis.

The leaders of the Tecktonik craze can be found at meeting spots around Paris, including in the centre near the Pompidou modern art gallery, where dance-offs are organised between teams.

"Dancing has changed me," says Sofian, a 15-year-old from a tough Paris suburb who discovered Tecktonik recently.

"Before I was on the street. I was at the police station everyday. It's been two or three months now since I did anything stupid."

But Anne Petiau, a sociologist specialised in the study of electronic and pop music, says the scene is a mix of young people from different backgrounds.

"Techtonik has also reached the middle classes and beyond. There's a real mix," she says.

After starting in Paris, other nightclubs around France have begun putting on Tecktonik nights -- something not entirely to the liking of the original trendsetters.

Blanc from Metropolis says the organisers of the first Tecktonik night are to start a company.

"To protect the trademark, notably for the music compilations, we are in the process of starting a company," he said.

Paris TV - about tecktonik

Paris Television about tecktonik.

Tecktonik in America

North

In the early months of 2008, Tecktonik progressed to Canada. It reveolutionized the dance culture in the country. The first glimpses of Tecktonik was made in Vancouver, British Columbia. A few students went on an excursion to France and came back, teaching the rest of their peers the dance. Since then, the dance has been moving from person to person, and is being recognized by more people each day. It is being known as "The Tecktonik Phase."

Not only has the Tecktonik dance craze spread to Canada, but is becoming increasingly popularized in the United States. In particular, many young people from Yakima, Washington are becoming involved in the dance culture because of the accessibility of hardstyle and Tecktonik videos and websites on the World Wide Web.

Tecktonik Dancers

best of them

Most famous tecktonik killers are Jey-Jey, Cx7, Lili azian, Fredoo, Lecktra, Junky, Sofy, Vavan, Spoke, Boobiz, Maestro, BirkeFars

The most famous Tecktonik teams are Wantek and Fanatek.

Yelle

This band used tecktonik in their clips. Personally i didn't knew about tecktonik when i saw this vid. Alot of people like me were shocked, when their firstly saw tck dance, but now its just cool and impressing .

Tecktonik music

There is some music that is made for tecktonik like:

Lili Azian - Dance with Me

Yelle - A Cause des Garçons (TEPR remix)

Dim Chris - sucker

Mondotek - alive

Tecktonik Hairstyle and Clothes.

is original

Tecktonik - mullet hair dance craze.

Tecktonik hairstyle is original beautiful and impressible, say a lot of people and i agree to them.

There is special hairdresser in Paris that cuts best Tecktonik hairstyles in world.You can see is work in left. Best tecktonik dancers had hairstyles from him .

Tecktonik clothes are slim. Slim jeans and t-shirts with a lot of tecktonik images and funny things.

Tck accessories are usually glowing at special light.

Accessories usually are on hands or t-shirts.

Tecktonik underground

Tecktonik underground

Tecktonik lesons

Tecktonik video

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 Last updated on August 23, 2010

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Reader Feedback 62 comments

Dav1d0 6 years ago

Really nice and informative lens ;) 5 stars


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eima lm 6 years ago Hub Author

Thank you


JAV010 6 years ago

5 stars i love techtonick :)


anonymous 6 years ago

I love TCK but it is so hard to learn ... =(


AndriusDesign 6 years ago

Tecktonik IS NOT DANCE. Tecktonik is trademark for making money. If you dance like them dont say i'm dancing tecktonik! Just say i dance electro or milky Way :)

I'm fan of SMDB and them milky way dance. My favourite dancer SPOKE and i'm learn to dance from his tutorials and video! :)


anonymous 6 years ago

j'm tro la tecktonik!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


anonymous 6 years ago

Something is wrong with ur vids dude.


anonymous 6 years ago

Tck is 100% gay dance. 80% tck of dancers are gay. Tck is parody of monkey moves.


nytclubber 6 years ago

i love dance music and i love techtonik as well! this lens. hope you'll keep on updating it!


nytclubber 6 years ago

love going to night clubs however i haven't ventured to the ones in France or Belgium so i'm not quite familiar with the TCK dance style. this is very good info though.


anonymous 6 years ago

I Love TeckTonik...I just started dancing...and i really would like to buy some tecktonik clothes...any website you recomend?


anonymous 5 years ago

tecktonik is tha shit..

fuck u im not gay


anonymous 5 years ago

Tck is really cool.

But can anyone tell me, who are the dancers in "Feel the hardrock"?


anonymous 5 years ago

Bring Tecktonik to Macao Jey Jey


anonymous 5 years ago

I LOVE TCK!

Does anyone know where to get lessons in Toronto?

If you do please let me know!!!

Cheers


anonymous 5 years ago

I am not shuffling or breakdancing.

I just discover the TECKTONIK dance and

LOVE IT SO MUCH.....


anonymous 5 years ago

I love tecktonik its the best ever!!!

Any idea where i can buy clothes though?


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eima lm 5 years ago Hub Author

[in reply to Vino]

em i dont know realy just go trought shoes and buy clothes that you like yourself dont copy all from others


anonymous 5 years ago

I got into this dance, probably about two years ago, been practicing it but I haven't found many electro dancer fans in new jersey or new york area.. is there anyone around this area that knowss.. ::


anonymous 5 years ago

Tck is really cool.

But can anyone tell me, who are the dancers in "Feel the hardrock"?

Treaxy, and some other bitches.


anonymous 5 years ago

Hey natasha !! i am from Framce actually i am living in new york city , and i am profesional tecktobik electro dancer !!! and i am looking for dancers !! so ...


anonymous 5 years ago

[in reply to natasha]

i saw many people in new york can dance tecktonik So good !! and i can dance also... so if u are from new york we can make something new , something special in NY ....


anonymous 5 years ago

tck is so fantastic.

The beat, the rythm just everything about it is so cool!

i've learnded it and i must say, it's hard work! but that doesn't matter. It makes fun to dance it. I wachted on YouTube the video of Yelle - A cause des Garcons.

And it was like WHOUAH!

I liked just everything about it. Some people say that's looking gay but that doesn't matter. If you like it, everyone will like it soon.

Just listen to your heart :P

BUT TECKTONiK iS THE BEST DANCE iN THE WORLD ! YOU DON'T BELiVE iT? JUST ASK THE TECKTONiK DANCERS !!


anonymous 5 years ago

yeeeaaa !! happy to see many people want to learn and want to dance !!

i am dj for electro and house and tecktonik Music !!!


anonymous 5 years ago

sooo i made out with the hotest tecktonik dancer i have ever seen, last night.... he had the hair, the clothes, the amazing dance skills... and although i know i will never see him again because i met him at a club... i am happy because he was brilliant. and let me just say that i do not make out with random people. i have enough respect for myself.. but apparently not last night because he was FIIINE. dont worry... i have pictures : )

oh and ps, tecktonik is now clearly my new obsession. i would never be able to dance it... but i cant still stare at the guys..ANYWAYS. in conclusion.. tecktonik guy: I LOVE YOU.


anonymous 5 years ago

i love tecktonik and im imprese with every single move im from colombia i just move to orlando fl in usa but i really want to learn if someone is around here please let me know! =]


anonymous 5 years ago

LOVE IT, LOVE IT !!!

I wish there was more of this style here in Ontario Canada !

We have the Dj's but no venues or people who can dance this style.

I visit Montreal quite often and still don't see many Dancers there either !

Hope it blows up in the NEAR Future ~!!

**TeCkToNiK**


anonymous 5 years ago

Tecktonik has a large fan base in south wales and britain, there different kinds of groups who meet up and do different kinds of dance, this is by far the best looking dance ;)


anonymous 5 years ago

tecktonik iss death in belgium

tektonick stays in belgium for 6monds en then it was daeth ...

srrr but it suks tekstyle rules !!!!!!!!!


anonymous 5 years ago

[in reply to unknown]

tecktonik is hitting the west cost in LA!

sikwit it!


anonymous 5 years ago

[in reply to Tecky] Yeah im from toronto i always dance it at clubs but ppl r like wtf cuz they never seen it


anonymous 5 years ago

[in reply to R Carter] anyone know where i can contact any of these dancers?


anonymous 5 years ago

Im From the United states and i think this is a siCkkk dance.!

I wish i lived in france just because of this style..

I love the music ive been listeing to electro/techno for about 1 year and its niccccce

I love the hair

Im soon gonna try to learn the dance and i think ill get it down

TeCKTONIK RULLESSSSSSSS

I wish that it was popular in San Diego , United states


anonymous 5 years ago

This is that guy from the USAAAA

checK OUT THIS WEBSITE!!!

http://www.btblack.co.uk/

great people great style great dancing

La Belle Electro!


anonymous 5 years ago

i love this!!! (//_^) but i cant seem to learn some it a lot of the time. i live in voorhees, Nj. anyone around that area that can teach me, i could give you my screenname on aim


anonymous 5 years ago

I really like tecktonic, I wish I knew people that dance tecktonik in Chicago, IL USA


anonymous 5 years ago

Tecktonik is a brand not a dance

SMDB forever !


anonymous 5 years ago

Yea pea pole i from maritus i say tektonik roks our world we dance dance like there will never be tomorow yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


anonymous 5 years ago

tecktonik music is relatively quickly spread in the individual parts of planet. I love that music, I know to play well, but still learn. I hope that one day for tecktonik know every person on the planet. :-)


TckGirl-Lunatck 5 years ago

i love to tck.and im really happy others are starting to try it out as well.


anonymous 5 years ago

tecktonik form estonia


anonymous 5 years ago

i love tecktonik its my life and i happy cuz everybody starding to dance tecktonik i have everething from tecktonik boots t shirts everything


anonymous 5 years ago

i love tecktonik so much


anonymous 5 years ago

[in reply to maury]

I really like it too but i live in Denver,CO USA and theres no ppl that know what it is.

Its new though and it just started sprading to the US.


anonymous 5 years ago

i love tecktonick..from Malaysia


anonymous 5 years ago

tck from baja california mexico


anonymous 5 years ago

oh i love love love tck!!! no one here in saskatchewan canada really digs. i hope to try and get people interested, but i have to get better...just learning and admiring!

everyone should check out storm and moogli...they are amazing!


anonymous 5 years ago

TCK is amazing, i'm trying pretty hard to make this new craze spread as fast as i can =D


anonymous 5 years ago

i love tecktonik, its kind of becoming an obsession. but what can i say its just way too cool.

i live in florida and im trying to get it around, ive already started some classes around here. i hope tecktonik population grows even more in the US. *TECKTONIK*:)))


anonymous 5 years ago

I love tecktonic (Lithuanian from Spain;D)


anonymous 4 years ago

i love tecktonik killer........... i can dance tecktonik. I like t shirts tecktonik.................. tecktonik is smart


anonymous 4 years ago

tecktonik is suck is very gay.......................................... suck tecktonik


anonymous 4 years ago

yo im in denver and like 8 people know what it is im just tryin to spread it though TCK


anonymous 4 years ago

Love tecktoniiccc,it makes ma lifeeee fantasyyy from MONGOLIAAA


anonymous 4 years ago

Tecktonick Moves ! some people say it's for gays but i don't think so !


anonymous 4 years ago

I love Tecktoniik from France ^^


kravenzXD 4 years ago

we live and breath tecktonik. we unite az 1. im from sydney,australia penrith mt druiitt. ive been doing this dance 4 about 2 years and ive shared the message about tck. people didnt like it at 1st broz but after they started to love it and do it. tecktonik is about feeling the flow n meeting new pplz and uniting az 1. i hope tck comes to sydney....

relicktro- kravenzXD woopwoop lol


kravenzXD 4 years ago

@anonymous: yo dont woory2 much about itaye. i was like that 2 im from sydney pllz didnt kno until we showed them wat it iz.


anonymous 4 years ago

Ever since I learned about TCK about a year ago I've become a fan, I practice it with my lil sis everyday...I'm 25 and she is 13.....T3ckToNiK


anonymous 4 years ago

i LOVE tecktonik ... its my LIfe MY ROAD and MY Music ! <3 - from Turkiye !

I respect and LOve what they did with the dance its just pure genious !! i love it so much! words can't explain


anonymous 3 years ago

I la la la love tecktonik!!! my boyfriend showed it to me and now i cant stop learning and listening to electro and house music! its amazing!!!


anonymous 3 years ago

I'm from Canada, and have just recently started to check out Tecktonik. I've basically fallen in love with it! My best friend and I have been practicing for a while now both at home and at school :P Tecktonik has changed my life, as lame as it sounds. :) I'll be busy with tecktonik instead of drugs and stupid shit :P <3

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