Meute is a German marching band that understands the essence of electronic dance music. Their rendition of Dennis Ferrer’s classic “Hey Hey” embodies everything that is wonderful about house, then takes it to the street and celebrates everything that is wonderful about live music in public spaces.
Bob noted how the best covers bring the right amount of both the covering artist and the covered artist. Meute stayed true to the original track, yet completely made it their own. Ferrer is one of my favorite house DJs but I will never hear “Hey Hey” in the same way again.
There’s one thing about the video that bewilders me. For the most part, the crowd stands with tapping feet and crossed arms. Several young women are slightly freer, but hardly anyone dances. I have no idea how the people there didn’t completely lose their minds. My dancing would have been a spectacle. Certainly not a pretty one, but it would have been a celebration of the moment.
Released: October 26, 2018