We finally got to The Planet of the Bass.
After weeks of internet hype and several controversial teasers, comedian Kyle Gordon—excuse me, DJ Crazy Times—for song of the summer, “Planet of the Bass,” is finally here. The full track hit streaming platforms on Tuesday, with OG Ms. Biljana Electronica back in the picture.
Whether or not you’re familiar with the song’s grammatically confusing lyrics (such as “All dreams… what does it mean?” and “Women are my favorite men”) or know anything about The controversy surrounding the song’s “female vocalist”. It probably depends on how much time you’ve spent on TikTok and Twitter over the past three weeks. So let’s get you up to speed.
On July 28, Gordon Dropped a preview of 51 seconds One of his most recent parodies with the caption “Every ’90s Eurodance song” is on TikTok, where he has amassed 3.1 million followers. The video shows Gordon dressed as a mysterious purple-haired European DJ and the song’s featured singer Biljana Electronica, played by actress Audrey Trullinger, dancing, lip-syncing, and fist-pumping around the World Trade Center’s World Trade Center. sausage. In the following days, the snippet spread like wildfire on social media, with listeners eagerly awaiting the arrival of the song in its entirety.
In the meantime, Gordon and his satire spread received widespread coverage with write-ins New York timesAnd GQAnd diverseAnd Interview Journal. A few days ago, Amy Poehler Post a TikTok duet with the song. The comedian has also dropped into Brooklyn two additional The teaser videos in which Trullinger was notably replaced by two other actresses — the second was yoga influencer Mara Olney and the third was TikToker featured Sabrina Brier.
Each new Biljana game brought a wave of confusion and anger from fans of the original TikTok. while, Gordon It and others on social media pointed out that the replacements were just a meta-boom based on the Eurodance groups’ tendency to replace female singers with random models in their music videos. (For what it’s worth, the actual vocalist on the record is singer-songwriter Chrissi Poland.)
Now that “Planet of the Bass” has been fully released into the world, fans are greeting the song and its music video about outer space with equal excitement, disappointment, and exhaustion.
To be fair, three weeks is almost a brutal amount of time to make listeners wait for a song these days, especially when the song’s chorus is already inescapable on the internet — and when arguably the catchiest parts of the song have already been previewed in the teasers.
However, the full track does a solid job of expanding on its idiocy and giving listeners more disconcerting phrases to commit to memory. “If you want to party, make some noise – Bratislava!” DJ Crazy Times screams in an ear-crushing voice at the beginning of the tune. “Oh, I have an idea. World peace!” is a delightfully dumb gem, as it is, “Heaven is the time of day.”
In his interview with New York timesIf, ironically, the song would become a real hit, Gordon hypothesized. Given the growing number of Eurodance samples in pop music and the overall revival of dance music, the fact that listeners are seriously blasting “Planet of the Bass” at parties and in their cars – if not already – certainly seems plausible. “If it starts out as a paradox but people really like it—and let’s say it’s graphic—at a certain point the irony has to wear off,” he told the publication.
In the words of the internet’s new favorite DJ, Let’s Hope He Never Dies.