House music -- Gay until you watch the videos, why?

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    Apr 22, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    Does anyone have a thought on why videos that go with house music are so visually oriented towards straight-males? It's like watching soft-core porn (the not so interesting kind).

    I remember first hearing these songs at gay bars but found the videos void of anything I'd see at a gay bar (in my experience).

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    Apr 22, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    I completely agree. I'm a video DJ and I was quite surprised to find out not just that house and dance music videos not only not have any gay material, but for the most part compete with one another to show the most skin. I got barred from playing "Who's my Daddy" by Benny Benassi because naked women are in it.

    Though a lot of gay people like this sort of music, it is extremely popular in in the straight community too. They're allowed to be just like any other music video. ;-)
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    Apr 22, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    Skotlake said but for the most part compete with one another to show the most skin. )


    Why can't they show man-skin! It's so frustrating. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 22, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    colton ford's music videos are waaaaaaaay awesome, plus his voice is amazing.
  • torontoguy222...

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    Apr 23, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    Haha, you're right. Here's a classic one:

    Satisfaction - Benny Benassi
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex0r6-9qsTU


    PS: How did you embed videos? Lol
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidcolton ford's music videos are waaaaaaaay awesome, plus his voice is amazing.


    Ahh nice, thanks for the introduction.

    torontoguy2222 said


    PS: How did you embed videos? Lol


    Some video's don't allow it, but on youtube below the URL info (on the right) there is a descriptor that says "embed", then just copy and paste.
  • bijockmuscle

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    Apr 24, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    who is the dj on here that also makes his own house music?
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    warrior_poet63 said
    Skotlake said but for the most part compete with one another to show the most skin. )


    Why can't they show man-skin! It's so frustrating. icon_smile.gif


    hmmm, because 95% of the world is straight?!
  • xspot21

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    Apr 24, 2009 7:30 PM GMT
    I think you mean Bravehound. His stuff is AMAZING, and he is hot lol!. He has a site here that has awesome mixes. Check em out and support the cause! icon_smile.gif
    http://www.bravehound.com/
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    My thought is the str8 community's involvement in the club scene. There's a ton more str8 people going to clubs (hence most clubs aren't exclusively gay and tend to only have one or two "gay nights") than there are gays going to gay clubs. Gays tend to stick to gay oriented clubs, whereas str8s go pretty much anywhere. Not to mention, once you're outside the US, club music/scene is a LOT more popular, especially in Europe.
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    carabin said

    hmmm, because 95% of the world is straight?!


    But wouldn't you say that the listening audience for this type of music has a higher proportion of gays? But maybe I'm just projecting what I see into a statistic...

    Also, yes, BRAVEHOUND, is super hot and his website has some sweet mixes.
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    This is a good one though, although not really house... wish I was listening to good house at a deadmau5 show right now.


  • xspot21

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    Apr 24, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    ahhhh yes.... soccer practice icon_smile.gif always a fave of mine...
  • bijockmuscle

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    Apr 24, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    yes Bravehound!!! are his downloadbale to my ipod?
  • twentyfourhou...

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    Apr 24, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    I may be a gay man BUT i can certainly appreciate the sensuality of the 3 videos originally posted.
    Colton Ford is nice BUT i found the women in the videos to be equally entertaining - Not bi here - i am gay.
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
    warrior_poet63 saidDoes anyone have a thought on why videos that go with house music are so visually oriented towards straight-males? It's like watching soft-core porn (the not so interesting kind).

    I remember first hearing these songs at gay bars but found the videos void of anything I'd see at a gay bar (in my experience).

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    Probably because straight people like to boogie too.

    In all seriousness, in the US, dance/house music as a whole is a smaller subset of music...in some areas of Europe and South America that IS their way of music. Why do you think that Europe and South America (sometimes) has great dance music a year in advance? Normally not until after the Winter Music Conference in Miami has closed up shop do we residents of the US get "new and hot" dance music that is now old and stale to the Euros. Just like in fashion, when it comes to house music we are about a year behind.

    Also, women in music vids are less "threatening" than men. Put two men in a video kissing and hugging and it is very controversial - even in 2009. But put half naked chicks dancing with guitars or doing aerobics (like in eric prydz "call on me") and you have a hit.
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    I got beat to the punch with "Soccer Practice" so I deleted my redeundant post, but here's another Jonny McGovern video. It's more house than Practice is, but not as much silly fun:

  • dionysus

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    Apr 24, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    only way they can get a market in the heterosexual scene.

    heaven forbid people actually listen to something with decent enough lyrics and a driving beat. cuz i mean, i dunno bout you, but im usually jocking the bitches, slapping the hos FO SHO!
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    Apr 29, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    ooo I found one with guys, not exactly homoerotic but a difference from the others:

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    Aug 20, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    bijockmuscle saidwho is the dj on here that also makes his own house music?

    Me.

    FightOn86 saidwish I was listening to good house at a deadmau5 show right now.

    Same here! He was at Together As One two years in a row and he's going to be at HARD Haunted Mansion on Halloween this year.
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    Aug 20, 2009 3:21 AM GMT


    This video and song are gay. And damn this guy is hot as shit.