Dubstep Irish dancers find mainstream success with viral video - VIDEO
Two dubstep Irish dancers -- one of whom is from nearby Southern Ontario -- are melting faces in both dubstep and Irish step dance circles.
Note: Buffalo.com's Kathryn and I are both Irish dancers, so that means much of Buffalo.com's collective face is, indeed, melted.
Ciaran Plummer and Zach Klingenberg, known as dancing duo TapTronic, racked up a fair number of fans after posting a video of them dancing to a remixed version of electronic song "Crave You" by Flight Facilities. With more than a half-million hits propelling the video's success -- it was featured on Huffington Post, CBC, MSNBC, IrishCentral and other popular news sites -- TapTronic decided to follow up with a brand new video.
Posted this morning to YouTube, the second video promises to reverberate with viewers just as much as -- if not more than -- the first video. The dancing is electric, and the taps are so fast that the guys actually included a disclaimer at the beginning of the video to inform viewers that the footage was not sped up in any way. The song to which they dance is “Cracks,” remixed by Flux Pavilion.
Plummer, 27, is a two-time Irish dance world champion from Toronto. His father Ron Plummer is a certified Irish dance instructor and competition judge who regularly travels to the Buffalo area to judge local competitions. Klingenberg, at the young age of 20, is a regional champion and four-time world championship medal-holder from Ohio. The two met while touring with Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance. Read more about TapTronic in this IrishCentral.com interview.
The new "Cracks" video is directed by Bojan Vanovac and produced by Brian Doherty; and the audio track was produced by Jared Hancock.
Another note: Like I said before, Kathryn and I both have Irish dancing backgrounds. See, for example, the photos below which depicts our performance at Foursquare's four square courts at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
If you're interested in watching or learning Irish dance in the Buffalo area, message me on Twitter. Either Kathryn or I can point you in the right direction.