Saturday, March 12, 2011

LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

Imagine waking up and finding the whole world shuffling, hehe, these guys did. Not bad shuffling either for beginners.



And if you enjoyed that, you may enjoy the original NAM Rockfathers of the Melbourne Shuffle.

No offence intended to LMFAO, but people think your style is crap, it’s not, it’s just done by noobs. In Shuffling we don’t condemn the learners for trying, we teach them how it’s done properly.

The combination of Rap Rock and Shuffle was first done in Australia by NAM in 1993. Compared to the typical hiphop culture of rap and prerecorded hiphop records and hiphop dance which does virtually nothing with their feet, NAM was ALL live all the time and shuffled.

The front man BC (Cam) was a very well know and famous dancer in Australia. He started dance as a young child, held 2 Australian ballroom dancing titles, trained in classical ballet for 7 years and performed with the Sydney Dance Company for one and a half years and toured with major Australian party rock band Boom Crash Opera for years, appeared in national TV specials with them, then left to form NAM with Adrian (Guitarist).

NAM opened my TV show TOE-Theory Of Everything, most of Melbourne music industry was at their performance at the venue ( Wall Street Bar) Swanston Street Melbourne and at the Melbourne pub rock institution the Espy Hotel 800+ people that same year and the Espy performance 1994 is included in Global Shuffle 1 (see clip below). TOE aired from 1994-1998 nationally in Australia on free-to-air and pay-tv.

NAM were such a hit they released a single which became the standard and first track to found the Australian rap genre scene, using an Australian accent. They toured the country for years and inspired a generation of Australian rappers still active today.

Today they still inspire shufflers around the world, LMFAO included. LMFAO for all their talent, experience in the industry and that of their management, have never credited NAM or any other shufflers, or even mentioned the name of the City that the Shuffle which they love so much, was created in, Melbourne. = Melbourne Shuffle.

Here’s how by the masters in 1994


Then check out Millie (Miljano Soekha) who stars in the Dutch 2008 hit Melbourne Shuffle by the Melbourne Shufflers. It was the worlds first ever commercial shuffle music track to go mainstream, was the first track from new label Cloud9 Dance in the Netherlands and got most of Europe shuffling years before LMFAO had even heard of it – it’s been reported they only heard about shuffling in October 2010, a month or so after the Global Shuffle 1 trailer came out.


Here’s Millie with German dance greats Scooter at the Stadium Techno Inferno, Hamburg Germany on my birthday 25 June 2011. The track is J’adore Hardcore and is played real LIVE and with perfection.


This is the Global Shuffle 1 trailer posted on youtube 29 August 2010, and is a tutorial for arm moves which had not appeared in new shuffling from 2006+ because they’d been forgotten for about 10 years

Welcome to the first official release of any sort of footage from Global Shuffle ! Yay.

It's been 20 years in the making and first up is, arms !
Arm movements have been lost during the commercial era 1997-2003. No surprise why, they take up too much room on the dance floor. You can squeeze more people into a venue if you use the dance floor for crowding instead = $$$.

So they haven't featured in most new shuffler vids on Youtube because they were sadly long forgotten in the shuffle scene when Youtube hit in 2006.

So to help change that here we are with enough arm moves to keep you busy for months as you discover the top half of your body.

If you've got arms, use them. Even if it's just to accent a hardstyle sequence.

You have far greater movement possibilities including your arms. Much of the rigid arm style in shuffling has been inherited from strict Irish dance.

The arm rigidity is a display of high trained discipline, like a military parade move. It's actually an arm technique rather than just doing nothing, it takes a lot of effort to maintain rigidity when the rest of your body is stomping around all over the place.

But first a warning. Use your arms with lots of space, those walls can suddenly creep up on you, and broken wrists are never pretty.


GLOBAL SHUFFLE is the feature documentary movie released October 2010 that has 20 years of shuffle moves from the start in our underground TV studio which we broadcast our Shuffle parties live to air on our own TV channel 1992. To the first ever RUSSIAN MELBOURNE SHUFFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS by 4MR - For Mother Russia, in Moscow 2009 which we created for GS1.

Check out what the Russians were doing years before the Americans - yes I know it's a bit embarrassing for some Americans, but most just want the championship to come to their USA town !! Which we plan to do Hehe.

Here's the 2010 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championship invite featuring 4MR dj's Viktor Strogonov, Proteus and the lovely Electra.



Here's the 2010 Warm up Party at Raveland

Here's the 2010 championship highlights 2010 Champion.

Here's some raw footage of the 2009 Championship showing how you not only have to dance, but respond to commands without missing a beat.

2009 Raw footage

Here's the 2009 Championships which were done for Global Shuffle 1 with a hardstyle workout mix. See how many rounds you can go.

The event is held at H77 - Hardline 77, which is an old Russian cold war aircraft hanger number 77, those red banners are NOT nazi’s. The Nazi’s stole the graphic style from the Russians, just as they stole and polluted the Swastika from the Hindu’s and stole artwork and cultures from everywhere and polluted them with hate. Literally, the word svastika is a statement of affirmation, "It is!" "Life is good!" "There is value" "There is meaning!"

> The NAZI propaganda machine still fools people today in thinking it’s a nazi sign, as the Herald Sun newspaper reports in Melbourne today 3 February 2012.

Part of shuffle culture is reclaiming OUR stolen cultures from Nazi bastards, and turning the global war machines into art and parties, a much better use than killing people we shufflers think.

And this is how the Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships and 4MR appear in Global Shuffle 1, 2010




So LMFAO didn’t invent or create the Melbourne Shuffle, not by a long shot. No question they had a hit in the USA, but only after it had been a hit in most other places around the world years before – which is probably why their music execs decided to jump on the shuffle bandwagon. So they weren’t even the first at that.

You’ll also notice the fluro/UV fashion on black tops etc, and the art on the pants legs, the shuffle pants we call PHATS btw  The bright colors where actually not meant for daytime use, but at night at underground parties where we had UV lights everywhere so the colors glowed. While you can wear tight pants, skinny leg jeans, baggy ones are more comfortable for shuffling. The tight pants rub on your legs a bit much.

So thanks LMFAO for doing our dance, we don’t mind you jumping on the bandwagon you’re welcome, but you’ll do yourself a favor by manning up and publically admitting it’s the MELBOURNE SHUFFLE,

Come on LMFAO, be big boys, show the world you’ve got the guts to be real Melbourne Shufflers and decent human beings. Show some respect.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Global Shuffle: At the Movies


Documentary Feature Global Shuffle will be screening at selected film festivals around the world in 2011/2012, as part of the GLOBAL SHUFFLE TOUR.


We want to give shufflers everywhere the chance to experience the Global Shuffle movie on the big screen, with a bunch of other shufflers from your town.

If you have a film festival somewhere near-by, even if it's a road trip away please let us know about it, and we'll submit the movie for the film festival.

If you don't know of any film festivals near-by, let us know your town so we can hunt down one for you.


We will be organizing free meet-ups before and after screenings at the film festivals where possible - usually they only screen a movie 2-3 times max per festival, after the premier screening has sold out.

These meet-ups will be a great way to meet other shufflers from your area. We hope the film festivals can help out with some suitable shuffling area near the cinema, and even get some media attention for the local news etc.

A typical meet-up starts about 90 minutes before the scheduled cinema screening time.

Typical Meet-Up Structure

SHUFFLE and CHAT: 1 hour
BREAK prepare for movie (buy munchees etc) 30 mins
MOVIE Global Shuffle Documentary Feature 80 mins
SHUFFLE and CHAT: 2 hours

So please let us know if you'd like to have an official GLOBAL SHUFFLE meet-up in your town here.


The dvd is not scheduled for release yet, but will be able to buy, download or rent the dvd and soundtrack online thru Amazon.

Check for updates  at Global Shuffle//IMDb


We'll keep adding film festivals to the list, in the order they occur during the year.

Some film festivals only accept Premiers (first screening) for that country or region in their festivals. So they get first screening. Then we can screen at other festivals who don't have the Premier requirement. Many of those will be in 2012.

Please remember this is only the submit stage to the film festivals. We'll be very sure to let you know the screening dates if we are selected. Submit deadlines are usually 3-4 months before the festival dates. Acceptance Notification to the festivals is usually 6-8 weeks before the festival dates.



FILE - Electronic Language International Festival São Paulo, Brazil  July 18 to August 28

KahBang Film Festival. Bangor Maine USA August 5 - 13 2011

New Zealand Film Festivals. various towns see list below

Auckland jul
Wellington jul/aug
Christchurch jul/aug
Dunedin jul/aug
Hamilton sep
Nelson sep
Napier aug
New Plymouth aug
Palmerston North aug
Tauranga aug/sep
Greymouth oct
Levin oct
Masterton oct
Gisborne nov
Whangarei nov

Woods Hole Film Festival. Cape Cod. USA july/august

Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival. Atlanta GA USA august

New York City International Film Festival. NY USA august

Albuquerque Film Festival Albuquerque. NM USA august

Kahbang Film Festival Bangor, Maine USA august

Festival de Gramado - Cinema Brasileiro e Latino. Gramado, Brazil august

Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). Newport Rhode Island USA august

Feel Good Film Festival.  Egyptian Theater Hollywood CA USA august

Odense International Film Festival. Odense, Denmark  august

Washougal International Film Festival. Washougal, WA USA august

Heart of England International Film Festival. Tenbury Wells UK august

Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Atlanta GA USA august

Commffest (Global) Community Film Festival. Toronto Canada september

Port Townsend Film Festival. Port Townsend WA USA september

Chungmuro International Film Festival. Seoul Korea september

Filmfest Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany  september

Edmonton International Film Festival. Edmonton Canada september

Cambridge Film Festival. Cambridge UK september

Indie World Film Festival. Belo Horizonte, Brazil  september

Ljubljana International Film Festival. Ljubljana, Slovenia september

International Film Festival Ireland. Clonmel County Tipperary Ireland september

Reykjavik International Film Festival. Iceland sept/october

Jacksonville Film Festival. Florida USA october

São Paulo International Film Festival. São Paulo Brazil october

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Jihlava, Czech Republic october

Independent Experience. Owensboro. Kentucky USA october

Kansas International Film Festival. Overland Park KS. USA october

Chicago International Film Festival. USA october

Iran International Documentary Film Festival. Tehran Iran october

Tacoma Film Festival Tacoma WA USA october

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas october

Anaheim International Film Festival. Anaheim CA USA october

Hamptons International Film Festival. East Hampton NY USA october

Duke City Docfest. Albuquerque. NM USA october

Flanders International Film Festival of Ghent. Ghent, Belgium  october

Savannah Film Festival Savannah. GA USA october

SF Documentary Festival. San Francisco. USA october

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema. Kent UK october

European Film Festival. Various cities (see list below). october / december
Turku. Finland
London. England
Paris. France
Cannes. France
Athens. Greece
Stockholm. Sweden
Warsaw. Poland
Moscow. Russia
Essex. England
Budapest. Hungary
Bristol. UK
Belgrade, Serbia

Hawaii International Film Festival. Honolulu HI USA october

The Loft Film Fest. Tucson AZ USA november

International Film Festival South Africa. Dargle Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa november

International Film Festival of Bratislava. Bratislava, Slovakia  november Belo Horizonte, Brazil november

Costa Rica International Film Festival. Manuel Antonio & Montezuma, Costa Rica november

Naples International Film Festival. Florida USA november

CPH:Dox Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. Copenhagen, Denmark  november

Brisbane International Film Festival. Brisbane, Australia november

Jakarta International Film Festival. Jakarta, Indonesia  december

Bahamas International Film Festival. Nassau, Bahamas december

Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. Guangzhou, China december



Adelaide Film Festival. Adelaide Australia February

Byron Bay International Film Festival. Byron Bay Australia march

Alabama International Film Festival. Troy Alabama, USA april

Sydney Film Festival. Sydney, Australia  june

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival. Detroit MI USA june