VIDEO: Flying Lotus meets Gene Kelly

VIDEO: Flying Lotus meets Gene Kelly

A random discovery while on YouTube produced something pretty cool, involving Flying Lotus and Gene Kelly on roller skates.

This is possibly the most random thing I’ve ever discovered in my life, let alone on YouTube. In the film It’s Always Fair Weather, there’s a scene where Gene Kelly begins tap dancing in a pair of roller skates in the street. That’s pretty awesome in itself but while I was watching it for the first time, I also happened to be listening to Flying Lotus’ Do The Astral Plane and then it came together like peanut butter and jelly. They somehow synced together to great an amazing audiovisual experience. The tap dancing went so brilliantly with the music, it was like they were destined to be played together. So, I’m passing this revelation onto you all, but you have to follow these instructions for it to work:

1. Watch this version of the Gene Kelly roller skates routine and mute it.

2. Play this version of Do The Astral Plane.

Now, you have a couple of seconds leeway so don’t have to play them exactly at the same time but it might help. If you do try it, leave us a comment and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

EDIT: Shout out to Karan for putting me onto this. Now you can experience the wonders of Gene Kelly and Flying Lotus without having to do anything.


About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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