You may already know our homie Michael Jukeson as a Brooklyn DJ, producer and part of the esteemed Astronautico record label and collective. But what you may not know is that he is also a big softy on a mission to eliminate sadness through dance. The Michael Jukeson #NoMoreSad initiative is a YouTube-based project featuring short, eccentric dance videos commissioned by individual web users. He made one for me early on (#38 to be precise) choreographed to one of my all time favourite jams, ‘Twisted’ by Keith Sweat. (Just watch it.) Since then, Michael Jukeson has made countless videos, including Eclair Fifi, Deebs, Nina Las Vegas, Jubilee and Piu Piu. In light of some tragedies of late, it’s nice to see someone putting time into a positive project like this. If you are sad or know someone who might be, you can request your very own #NoMoreSad video on his website.
Here’s a #NoMoreSad video dedicated to ACCLAIM magazine, choreographed to the tune of ‘Mssingno – XE2 (DEER Remix)‘. Bless you Michael Jukeson!
EAVESDROPPING ON MICHAEL JUKESON
Who are you?
Hey! I’m Michael.
Where are you from?
New York City, NY.
What is unique about your local music scene?
Describe your sound in three words. Go!
Boom. Bang. Crash.
What makes you unique as an artist?
I am unpredictable.
Have you heard any new music lately? Got any recommendations?
I heard a great song on the local classical rock radio station the other day called ‘Landslide’ by The Dixie Chicks.
Tell us a little about #NoMoreSad
Michael Jukeson’s #NoMoreSad Initiative is a project I started at the beginning of this year. The purpose is simple: make people happy. The most popular service we offer is the MJ470 – 30 Second Dance Video by Michael Jukeson.
What else are you working on at the moment?
I am writing a piano concerto.
Do you have any shows coming up?
My first European tour starts in September!
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