The Killers copy Etienne De Crecy's setup?

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The MTV Europe Music Awards hit Liverpool in the UK last week, with a star-studded cast of performances from some of pop music’s biggest stars including Kanye West, Beyonce, Pink and The Ting Tings. One in particular that had the crowd in awe came from Las Vegas rockers The Killers, who played their new single Human.

Positioned inside stacked cubes that shift and change perspective, it was the perfect stage setup for the new dancier direction The Killers have taken with Human (presumably the influence of the album’s producer Stuart Price, aka Jacques Lu Cont).

However upon closer inspection it seems that The Killers’ newfound love of techno may run deeper than just their choice of producer, with their MTV performance looking eerily familiar – err, almost identical! – to French techno artist Etienne De Crecy’s groundbreaking ‘Live’ setup, which dates back to 2007.

Check out the videos below to make up your own mind!

Etienne De Crecy Live 2007 at Transmusicales de Rennes:

The Killers at 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards:

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mcdoofus

mcdoofus said on the 10th Nov, 2008

Nah The Killers have way more squares

ryan xxx

ryan xxx said on the 10th Nov, 2008

the songs weak as to top if off. some of the effects are pretty good i guess. still like etienne de crecys better.

sang

sang said on the 10th Nov, 2008

EdC's cube is better ...as is his track. But seriously, surely EdC didn't actually create the Cube. He's a producer not a visuals, stage and lighting expert. He would have contracted someone to do it or it was offered to him. I'm sure he's also been co

Garthyboy

Garthyboy said on the 10th Nov, 2008

Probably the same production company did them both Both are awesome if you ask me - looked shit hot on the big plasma

shortino

shortino said on the 10th Nov, 2008

lol yeah maybe they based it on this guys work from timewarp 2007 http://www.myspace.com/visualexperiment

Matthew de Groot

Matthew de Groot said on the 11th Nov, 2008

I think the world is trying to out pyramid Daft Punk.

avatar_karma

avatar_karma said on the 11th Nov, 2008

EdC is a million times better. and definatly cooler cause he did it first. p.s. what the track in the clip from EdC?

pauL_

pauL_ said on the 11th Nov, 2008

I don't get the lyrics... most dancers generally ARE human aren't they? Also I don't think that setup works at all for a pop-rock song. EPIC FAIL.

brenly

brenly said on the 11th Nov, 2008

matthew i agree... i think the world is trying to out pyramid dp... but i think that's such a good thing. the bigger, better, brighter and more intense a dj setup (recent godskitchen setup was huge!!) the better. even if its a band who gives a fuk! after

peepyfun

peepyfun said on the 11th Nov, 2008

didnt fat boy slim do something similar a few years ago?

etienne

etienne said on the 12th Nov, 2008

Etienne De Crecy - Welcome

Interloper

Interloper said on the 12th Nov, 2008

Its usually dance music blatantly ripping off rock, so don't whinge.

garcosa

garcosa said on the 13th Nov, 2008

Il est Etienne de Crécy

gwynniejoy

gwynniejoy said on the 26th Nov, 2008

They look both brilliant and creative. Personal I prefer The Killers. I've seem this live act on MTV EMA and it was the best act of the whole show. Their new track just perfectly match well with the visual effect. Fatboy Slim has done something similar b