1993 ! Stylin all the while. In the Mexican jungle…deep in the Yucatan .. there are more than a 1000 pyramids mostly covered with jungle and many appear to be mountains. we drove around the entire Yucatan loop for 8 days thru Chiapas ,Aqua azul,palenque,tulum,chichinitza,and my favorites…the ones with no names…just a little wooden sign with a chalk marking of a pyramid shape . a guard with a smile and no tourists in sight . that was the mystery to me . there were many . many stories there . a carnival fully in swing at 2 am blasting techno - the teenagers clearly on the prowl in their sunday finest …..suits and big puffy 1st communion dresses under the ferris wheel….at the car rental they told me not to drive at night because “banditos”…is this jungle rave what they feared I’d really see ? it was odd hearing techno in 1994 anywhere let alone in a remote mexican jungle . my peace and love fantasies of stargazing advanced technologists smacked me with the brutal reality of bloodletting fatcats who only made room for a few at the top of the pyramid looking down upon the crowd. like life, it’s complex and didactic and the creators are often overtaken by the sleighers….and the posers pose in between the pondering……hmmm…I wonder?
i just wanna hear a good beat…throwback thursdayzzz…the director showed up to the shoot on acid and I was trying to tell him that he had to light black people differently ……! he said…”dont worry lil’ girl” and patted me on the head !! I insisted on using a lot of strobe light but was surprised when the record label said they would not use the footage because of the strobe lights!!! The president bob krasnow complained that Groove is in the heart “hurt his eyes” so i shouldnt have been so surprised when they refused to promote this video. we added special effects to save it but ..point is…we were lightyears beyond the record labels comprehension . My concept came from a dance scene from the Monkey’s head movie in which the dance flickered between Ying and Yang…depending on how you see a thing. Monkey’s head inspired both musically and visually.