Dillon Francis redefines “Lord Of The Dance” in his new “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)” video.
Dillon Francis’ dance floor-beckoning track “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)” is a mashup of several signature electronic sounds including his most frequent — moombahton. So it makes perfect sense that the song’s video has the L.A. DJ-producer pulling off nearly every iconic dance step in recent memory, or at least his giant, detached head does, in a tripped out, cut-and-paste whirlwind of bootleg video footage from the past and present. How many of the scenes will you recognize?
Watch Dillon Francis’ “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)” video after the jump.
Let’s see, we spotted Francis’ eerily smiling head busting a move inside an ’80s aerobics videos, on stage with Kid Rock at the MTV Beach House, shaking with the Teletubbies, freezing in the middle of a glacial mountain, and with Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, and Janet Jackson, while in the middle of some seriously retro-looking break dance circles. Not to mention in space, in a car crash, in a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, and, our personal favorite, with the backup dancers from Gerardo’s classic “Rico Suave.” Clearly, the man gets around.
You’ll want to move around too when you hear the track, out now on Calvin Harris’ Fly Eye label. “Bootleg Fireworks” builds from some trancey synth runs and a repeated sample to a clatter of percussion and some serious bass drops. We’re not saying you should try climbing inside your TV and replicating the video at home, but that would be pretty awesome if you could. (You can’t, just to be clear.)
Photo credit: Dillion Francis/Fly Eye