Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel The Same? (Music Video)

Hercules & Love Affair, the DFA supergroup and new addition to house label Defected, has been a force to be reckoned with in the independent music scene for the better part of a decade now. With a relentless energy and a focus on the roots of modern day dance music, the band’s beating heart, Andy Butler, has been one of the defining models of the indie dance underbelly by allowing cultures to blend and mesh to form a new school of dance. And with that, it’s only appropriate that the band’s video for “Do You Feel The Same?” features an apocalyptic wasteland where vogueing is your only path to enlightenment.

In the spirit of “Mad Max” meets “Paris Is Burning,” the video features styles fashioned by renowned designer Bernhard Willhelm and choreography from contemporary ballet dancer Josh Johnson and the Forsythe Company in order to create a dystopian desert infused with lush hues and a space rock attitude where dance reigns supreme. What results is a beautiful video that celebrates escapism and feeling free from the constraints of being grounded. It’s a rich world with personality and decay and love paid to each detail: a fitting monument to such a supreme track by such a Herculean act.

Check out the video after the jump and look out for new remixes to be released soon via Defected Records.


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