Everyone’s doing the Harlem Shake, an Internet Meme which has taken the World by storm February 2013. What is the Harlem Shake you ask? Hot on the heels of Gangnam Style, it is the latest dance craze seen in viral Video Clips which are set to 30 seconds of the Track of the same name by Brooklyn-based Electronic Music Artist, Bauuer. The Videos start off with one person dancing, while all others around are oblivious to it. As soon as the Bass Line starts, we are put into sensory overload with others joining-in doing repeated (sometimes lewd) dance motions. Amazing.
YouTube Users DizastaMusic and The Sunny Skate (a Longboarding Crew from Australia) were among the first to start the craze, causing People to strip down to their undies shamelessly before the Camera!
See some of my favourite Harlem Shake Videos to surface so far, although I must say, hands-down the Maker Studios one is my favourite – rather sleek, wouldn’t you say?
The Workers of Maker Studios:
Atlas, a PENN State University Special Interest Organization:
The Sunny Coast Skate:
Canadians have been joining in on the fun too!
City’s Breakfast Television:
The University of Western Ontario:
Guelph University (particularly lewd and gratuitous!):
See my fellow University of Toronto Alumni in action! Hard to believe I graduated in that building!:
..even George Stromboulopoulos had to join-in on the fun!