MATRIXSYNTH: Breakin' - Turbo's Broom-Dance

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Breakin' - Turbo's Broom-Dance

YouTube via retropunk.
"Turbo's famous broom-dance to Tour de France by Kraftwerk
Trivia - Turbo has been credited for teaching Michael Jackson the 'Moonwalk'"

Synth content? A while back I heard synths were featured in the film Breakin' and/or Breakin2' Electric Boogaloo. I think it was mentioned on a gas-station thread. I was wondering if anyone out there has seen the movies and can comment on any synth content. These along with Fame are on my list of movies with synth cameos I must see one day. Hmm... Synth movie list post coming up...


  1. turbo's really really nice

    one thing though, it's not fred astaire, it's gene kelly (but hey, singin in the rain's no synth movie anyway)

  2. Breakin' was a bad west-coast rip-off of Beat Street.

  3. #14 (Purple Haired Ladies) is from Gerry Anderson's 'U.F.O.'

  4. sorry wrong post...


    I got ripped a new one for saying this was fred astaire only to find out my informant was wrong!!!

  6. My my how this dance has changed over the years:

  7. Thanks guys. Post updated. Fred Astaire vs. Gene Kelly is definitely not my expertise. What's funny is I found the video searching on Fred Astaire and Singing in the Rain. I wonder if the dance was in reference to anything Fred Astaire has done considering the comment in the beginning of the clip. Would have been cool if the comment was on Gene Kelly instead. I thought the similarities between the side step moonwalk thing where he quickly glides down the sidewalk matched Kelly's quick walk down the sidewalk and then of course theres the trickery with the broomstick which matches the umbrella.


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