Despite numerous people claiming the contrary, Burning Man continues to break away from the status quo with its unique community and tenets of “radical self-expression.” On the musical side, the festival is known as a breeding ground for creativity and trying out different sounds in live performances. Adding to a list of musicians fitting this idea, such as Above & Beyond with their ambient yoga set last year, is Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex.
Following rumors claiming him and his Jack Ü counterpart Diplo got booed off stage for playing “Turn Down For What,” the experimental bass producer and owner of OWSLA decided to take a more underground route for his secret set this year at Robot Heart, delivering all house music.
Fan-shot videos show the OWSLA boss playing a variety of house sounds in his Robot Heart performance, from tribal, to tech, to disco. The videos also show a far more receptive crowd than the one reported the year prior upon hearing “Turn Down For What.” Watch for yourself below: