Culture | 4:49 pm | March 20, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon

Music video featuring Yalies goes viral

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Photo by YouTube.

A music video called “We Are Ready” posted to YouTube by Dancefloor Diplomacy, a 20-person band founded by Jakob Dorof ’12, is racking up the hits and garnering attention from big media outlets.

The Huffington Post’s Culture section featured the band — which also counts Daniel Spector ’12, Stephen Feigenbaum ’12 and John-Michael Parker ’10 among its members — and highlighted the “new genre of music” Dancefloor Diplomacy created in the music video. The music is called collage, and it features stripped down versions of popular songs such as Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” Beyoncé and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” and Joanna Newsom’s “Peach, Plum, Pear.” Though most of the songs do not have vocals, the band members sing on Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor.”

The video debuted last Tuesday, and as of this afternoon, it’s up to 26,100 views. Watch the video below:

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