We’ve read plenty of long, eloquently-written thoughts on the Sydney lockout laws over the past few days but Sydney dance act has managed to sum up the situation in just a thirty second song.
To be completely honest Yolanda Be Cool haven’t done a lot to the original, mostly just using the Shutdown hook to reiterate the point that venues everywhere are shutting down, like this one, this one, this one, this one, this one and this one .
Before Skepta raps “shutdown” the duo insert the name of iconic Kings Cross venues that have closed since the laws were introduced name-checking Goldfish, Hugo’s Lounge and SOHO Lounge.
Music and dance is now being used as the most powerful force to fight these days. There’s a Footloose Flash Mob protest due to take place on Monday 22nd February at Martin Place. It’s encouraging people to come dressed in acid wash jeans and white tees and dance their way up to the NSW government building to Never by Moving Pictures. Let’s cut loose.
Listen: Yolanda Be Cool – Skepta’s Casino Mike Bootleg