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Playground ft. Baauer, Emoh Instead

When:

Fri 26 Apr 2013, 9:00pm–3:00am

Where: Onefiveone, 151 KEIRA ST, Wollongong CBD

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: samshaw

NYC club-killer Baauer aka Harry Rodrigues hasn't been on the scene long - at just 23 he's rapidly become the poster child of the contemporary US fusion of dance and rap music. With a stellar selection of remixes for the likes of No Doubt (Mad Decent) and Flosstradamus (Fools Gold) and, of course, the anthem that is 'Harlem Shake' (Jeffrey's/Mad Decent) under his belt - he has established himself as a 2013 breakthrough artist.

In the last fortnight the viral video phenomenon that is the Harlem Shake has been nothing short of mind-blowing. Five teenagers from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland uploaded the first video to YouTube on February 2nd, (yes, it started in our own backyard) and there have since been over 40,000 spin-offs with well over 180 million views! Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the cast of the Today show, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and even a battalion of the Norwegian Army have all got in on the act! Our personal favourite has to be from the UGA Men's Swim and Dive Team - now that's commitment!

On the back of what can only be deemed the biggest internet craze in recent memory, Harlem Shake is sitting pretty at #1 on the Itunes Singles Chart in a plethora of countries, including the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Virtually overnight Baauer has also seen a stupendous change in the crowd response to his live performances. From a recent Chicago show, he describes a scene involving "peopledressed as Optimus Prime, a ram, and a goat, all going ape-shit." While people always responded positively to Harlem Shake, now he says, "it's absolutely insane."

This is one tour you absolutely cannot miss!