Dancefloor Diplomacy is introducing a new genre of music they call collage. In their first introduction, "We Are Ready," the 20 band members perform a collage of 38 songs, all live. The track is nine minutes of a familiar, yet hard to place, track; like a song that you want to sing along to, but just can't seem to remember the words.
The song begins with Aphex Twin's "Jynweythex Ylow" and ends with 光田 康典 "Wind Scene," with well-known tracks dispersed throughout like Britney Spears' "Toxic" and the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." Though, unlike mashup artists like Girl Talk, Dancefloor Diplomacy covers the songs in a stripped-down, instrumental way, with the only vocals appearing on Hot Chip's "Ready for the Floor."
"We Are Ready's" video is also a pleasure to watch, and plays off this collage genre. The video follows the stories of a handful of different people; from a shirtless, bearded man running through golden fields, to a gang of kids riding through suburban streets on bikes. Interspersed with the musicians themselves; it's an engaging mood piece. The video was directed by Theo Anthony and produced by RTC Studio.
Watch Dancefloor Diplomacy's "We Are Ready":