Poppin Dan Vlog & Poplock Paul

I have several friends online and locally that I share my passion of dancing with, and today I want to start my 2018 Web Blog with info and introduction of a YouTuber poppin Dan who I have been conversing with via YT and have actually done a green screen or two videos.

Please share the videos, this article is the view of Poplock Paul on the South Coast of UK, thank you and I hope you find this article informative.

I would like to place one of his videos I found of interest here, because we are from I believe different parts of the World and names for styles of street dance, popping and such are sometimes given different names in different parts of the World. There are some confusion but ultimately we are aiming to entertain people and I know some of you will like Poppin Dan’s dance style and video editing, I know I do.

No such thing as dubstep by Poppin Dan…

My view based on events in UK in 2012 about Dubstep which I believe was really Poppin but coined by some media sales people to try and whip up more music sales, I do use the term dubstep when I mix some styles of street dance – back in 84 bodypoppin was used but soon dropped when it was pointed out that poppin is poppin – some changes were attempts to remarket sales of dance music, etc.

I believe that Dubstep was UK’s bid to compete with Hip Hop but, by the time I heard of it about 2012 or shortly before it literally just faded away and the music was hardly different – I know a lot of DJ’s here on the South Coast of UK and none of them rated it, in fact I use the term DUBSTEP rather than BODYPOPPING which leads people to think they are popping when they are doing the wave – seriously I had to correct many dancers here. So Dubstep is really Hip Hop but more for waves-poppin-tuttin and dime stopping (Tension Locking) with maybe robot and other stuff but I half agree with you but I use the term because people like it here, it isn’t anything new as the moves were used in 84 but the idea helps me here locally but I always say it is basically hip hop from the 80’s with my own twist on. It came, it bellowed and then just died but I use the term Dubstep to replace Bodypopping and sometimes Hip Hop, I call it a modern style as it combines most of the old styles but in a new way. In 84 I couldn’t combine the moves but with Dubstep (Modern Hip Hop and old Bodypopping) I can create some combined moves from several styles – That is my definition of Dubstep which was used in 2000 but taken by some of the music corporations in 2002 to sell grime and other music (I believe UK) but I guess this killed it because there was some good ideas and music but once money was involved it took a commercial life and pretty much faded away – hope this helps – I have found a lot of dance moves sometimes has different labels, I don’t know of many people who use the term dubstep here except myself, even the music has vanished. There was some good attempts but some of the beats you could not dance to and about half were awful in my opinion.

…Shout out to Poppin Danby Poplock Paul…

Shout out to one of my favourite YouTube Poppin_Dan14 dancers. Great visual video with that something extra, keep it up Dan your doing great. A Chromo Duo Dance, mimicked the routine and merged the 2 videos together which is not easy. However, I think this is okay but going to need a better green screen as the wall I used was hard to Chromo. I quite like it though and hope to do more soon.


Poppin_Dan14 channel on YouTube video mashed up with Poplock with a generous helping of Sweet Sounds by ‘Lem And The White Fire’. Do not merge your sets as old skool meets new skool and moves to the groove of Sweet Sound. Merging of 2 videos and music yeilded some surprise and actually fits quite well. Poplock has cleared at least 162 dance hours for 2017.

Please note, ‘Lem and the White Fire’ has her own YT channel.

I hope to add something about PopLock, my Poppin style was influenced by the Locking I did back in ’84 and influences my style of dance. Some more notes about Pop & Lock which I wrote and explains my dance style further…

Thanks, I’m going to try and cover all the Hip Hop terms and link to other sources, it was only recently I found that the Lazy Man which I do is called the Wiggly Worm by another group of poppers – it is done slightly different – I think sometimes in the quest to be different that different terms have been used causing confusion but I have noted that there are several people doing YT videos and blogs trying to show the true History and sometimes it is hard to reveal the 2 sources as 1 – My influence was first with Tension locking or Mime-locking and then Popping at a later stage – hence Poplock – because my influence mixes both in a combo (they are distinct styles) and it is hard sometimes to classify a move being either Popping and Locking although I have several differences that make a clear distinction in most cases but sometimes some techniques or moves are not so clear, I use the term POPLOCK mostly because I do a chest pop followed by arm locks – Sometimes I Pop but with elongated pause for effect for the camera or pose, one definition is a Pop is a short instant ‘Hit’ and a Lock is a longer hit – some say pop is one muscle and lock is 2 or more muscles and then even style – sometimes with those conditions I find I seem to be in the middle – I am influenced by both great dance styles and hopefully this year I’ll be working on my foundation and the reasoning of pop and lock – we need to keep the history alive, all these different things are great because we are all pioneers but I for one will try to remain open to other views, I learn something every week when I read so thank you for your view – I’m in the Southern UK so my influence will be different from many, knowing the history and credit to all those who danced before me has been very…. hard but rewarding – keep up the good work because your building a great presence with your dancing – many people for miles around know me, in that I know I have a lot to do to keep the dream of dance alive 🙂

Please share the videos, this article is the view of Poplock Paul on the South Coast of UK, thank you and I hope you find this article informative.