Thursday, May 17, 2012


Redfoo (left) and SkyBlu (right) at Piere's in Fort Wayne, Indiana
LMFAO is an American electropop duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy, born September 3, 1975) and SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy, born August 23, 1986).The group formed in 2006 in Los Angeles, California. Redfoo's father, music mogul Berry Gordy, is SkyBlu's grandfather. Their music is self-referred to as "party rock", which commonly follows a theme of partying and drinking. The group's name is an Internet slang abbreviation for "Laughing My Fucking Ass Off", but according to the duo themselves, LMFAO stands for "Loving My Friends and Others".


LMFAO cites a vast range of different influences, such as rappers like Tupac Shakur, hip hop groups like The Black Eyed Peas, R&B artists like James Brown and Michael Jackson, and rock bands such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.Both are devoted fans of Michael Jackson and they use many of his dance steps in their dance routines. The Australian dance style the Melbourne Shuffle features heavily in the "Party Rock Anthem" videoclip, fused with US hip-hop dance elements. Also, LMFAO cites taking a huge inspiration from Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, who first got them introduced to electronic music. Notably, Redfoo is a former brother-in-law of Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson's older brother, and is also an uncle of Jermaine Jackson, Jr. In 2007, LMFAO attended the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida, which the duo says was an experience that inspired their musical and creative style.

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