Music producer Baauer to ‘shake’ Iowa State

Cole Komma

With deep bass drops and rhythmic drum-machine claps, producer Baauer makes his way to the Great Hall in the Memorial Union.

Baauer is well-known for his “Harlem Shake, which spurred a slew of viral videos. The “Harlem Shake” videos often feature one individual starting the “dance” while, after the beat drops, the rest of the people begin to dance as well.

Larry Fitzmaurice, of Pitchfork, praised Baauer’s single.

“The irresistible appeal of ‘Harlem Shake’ owes almost everything to the type of menacing, world-smashing bassline that would cause even the ‘Cloverfield’ monster to shudder in his gills,” Fitzmaurice said.

Baauer’s success with “Harlem Shake” has gained him a cult following that joined up with his fans of his first single, “Iced Up,” released in 2011.

The show is at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $20 for the public and $15 for students.