Baauer and "Harlem Shake" Tore the House Down at Grand Central Miami, May 18
Baauer's set was a barrage of trap anthems, including an original hardstyle version of "Original Don," RL Grime's remix of "Satisfaction," his own trap edits of "Love Sosa," "Jah No Partial," and "Masta Blasta." It wasn't the kind of set designed to blow minds with new material, but a party soundtrack full of songs you already love.
In an interesting turn of events, Baauer threw out the big hit earlier than expected. About an hour into his set, approximately 2 a.m., he dropped his number-one claim to fame and the kids started doing body convulsions as if those were the steps to the "Harlem Shake." It was a bold move by the DJ. And there were a few kids who saw that as the moment to head home. Of course, though, he kept on sticking and moving through the bangers for another hour or so.
Baauer has way more than just one song, and he let them have it with tracks like "Dum Dum" and "Purebread." He seemed to be loving the set just as much as the rolling faces in the crowd, waving his arms and jumping around like topping Billboard hasn't gone to his head. And hopefully, it never will.
It was honestly one of the wildest shows that we've seen since Ultra Festival (another big show for Baauer earlier in the year), and we wonder how many Baauer shows are sold out across the country.
Still, we bet almost no one can actually do the "Harlem Shake." It's the great irony of his career, but he's laughing all the way to the bank.