Enough of the disco/funk vibes, all this Daft Punk noise is gonna break the internet sooner or later so let’s get back to the bass for a minute. No one has been having a year quite like Baauer and with a newly found stardom comes huge expectations; this remix of Disclosure couldn’t fall short of even the highest standards. As with all great songs, I can’t seem to find a category suitable for this with big time drumwork layered over the tantalizing vocals and the garage synths that just take you over.
I can only imagine what this could have possibly sounded like blasting over the monster Ultra Music Festival sound system. Now I know everyone has had their fill of Harlem Shake remixes but in all seriousness when CAZZETTE decides to give Baauer’s hit track a remix, you know you’re only getting the best. Ash Pournouri has struck gold twice with the At Night Management tag team of CAZZETTE and Avicii and it seems they’re doin so well that they can give this one out for FREE! Definitely not complaining.
CAZZETTE vs Baauer – Harlem Shake (CAZZETTE’s Ultra Bootleg)
Still basking in the glory of the Harlem Shake and the slew of viral videos accompanying it, trap producer, Baauer, had his name trending once again, with the release of his remix of AlunaGeorge‘s Attracting Flies. Baauer definitely didn’t disappoint with this release, crafting a very smooth track with vocals that are sure to be stuck inside your head after just a few listens. In addition to the Baauer remix, there are also forthcoming remixes from Jamie Jones and S-Type.
If you don’t know this by now, I am a huge fan of anything that is remotely in the realm of dubstep. Although as of late i’ve been trying to expand my horizons on the electronic music I listen to, and the artists I listen to. Below are bunch of tracks that once again encompass many genres of electronic music. Some of these are much more well known then others. Be sure to listen to them all, because it never hurts to try the widen the array of music that one listens to.
The OG mysterious trap artist ƱZ has dropped a massive 11 track free mixtape today with some HUGE collborations for your audio pleasure. With guest verses from artists like Trinidad James and Casey Veggies and joint productions with Baauer, CRKN and Djemba Djemba, this has turned out to be a hell of a project. This guy has had major releases on Mad Decent, MAU5TRAP, Jeffries, OWSLA & Boyz Noise Records and it doesn’t look like his workload is gonna slow up any time soon!
Baauer’s“Harlem Shake” has made it to the top of the Billboard charts, but there’s still some discrepancy from real Harlem residents on what the new dance craze represents. Our friends at Power 105 tapped some kids to remind us how it really goes down.
There’s something endearing about all the success that is coming to Harry Rodrigues aka Baauer. In a matter of under a month, the Brooklyn-based producer has gone from a “talent to watch out for” according to those way in tune with the burgeoning electronic music scene to a viral video superstar for his track “Harlem Shake”. He has been interviewed by the likes of The Daily Beast, held his own Reddit AMA today and even after all of it, he’s still as amazed and excited by the entire phenomenon as any other regular person would be.
“It’s gotten absolutely insane,” he says. “All I did was make the song so it’s kind of a weird place for me to be at. I birthed it, it was raised by others, and now it’s like my weird, fucked up adopted teenage kid coming back to me.”
Baauer – Harlem Shake
This past Friday marked the culmination of a perfect storm at Webster Hall in NYC. Prior to the Harlem Shake madness, long-standing hip-hop superproducer Just Blaze took notice of the trap producers production chops and set up a collaboration which was titled Higher and used the iconic “Turn my music hi-hi-hi-hi-higher” line. The Big League Tour was spawned from it and the duo has had shows spanning the US uniting the energy of a Just Blaze hip-hop DJ set with the raw manic qualities this “EDM” incarnation of trap music brings. With Just Blaze’s return to NYC and the Harlem Shake rage in full force, the stage was set for what can only be described as one of the wildest nights seen at Webster in the recent future.
The type of set that took place is the same type of set that would make techno nerds and Carl Cox lovers cringe as to the destruction of the “art” of DJing. It should go without saying however that those people were nowhere to be found in the crowd and even if they were, their snoody complaints were met with the screaming of the other 1500 attendees that were jam packed to have their ears blown. The set was a perfect compliment to what was seen at Pier 94 when Diplo took to the decks; a finely balanced set that played between hip-hop BANGERS and the latest and most innovative releases from the world of EDM. The two DJ’d from two completely separate set of decks, Baauer stuck to his Ableton controller while Just Blaze worked via CDJs & Serato and any break between the 2 went completely unnoticed.
Just Blaze x Baauer – Higher
The two played their collaboration Higher 3 times as well as giving the crowd what it wanted and played Harlem Shake multiple time as well a different remix of it though I couldn’t exactly pick out which one it was. The two grazed over some of the biggest tracks you could find including Jay-Z’s Public Service Announcement, RL Grime & Salva’s remix of Mercy, the ETC!ETC! & Brillz remix of Simon Says from Pharoahe Monch and the game-changing Carnage remix of Hardwell’s Spaceman. By the end of the night Baauer had taken a full running stage dive and there was a scary/hysterical moment when Baauer pushed Just Blaze off stage when he was about to do his leap and ended with Justin getting surfed around the crowd face-down.
The two DJs spun well into the early morning and pulled out some old-school weapons such as U Don’t Know, the 2002 Freeway & Beanie Seagal collabo Roc The Mic and the iconic Oh Boy from Cam’ron. Seeing Baauer’s initiation into the limelight comes with a huge congrats from TNJ; the distinction is well deserved! Be sure to check all of our event photos and tag yourselves/friends right here and follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Check the Webster Hall version of Harlem Shake from the night below!
In what can only be described as a musical perfect storm, long-standing hip-hop hitmaker Just Blaze and Brooklyn based trap phenom and recent viral video superstar Baauer will take the stage Friday night at Webster Hall for the New York City stop of their Big League Tour. The two recently collaborated on a track ‘Higher’, which they released before beginning the tour which features a reworking of Jay-Z’s iconic line “Turn my music hi-hi-hi-higher” that perfectly infuse Just Blaze’s love for big samples with Baauer’s love of pure trunk-rattling bass. The result can not be ignored and can be scored as one more notch in favor of electronic music’s legitimacy in modern mainstream music. Tickets are still available from Webster Hall right here so grab them while they’re still available!
Those who may not be as well versed in music will recognize Just Blaze as the producer on some of hip-hops hugest hits such as Breathe by Fabolous, Public Service Announcement & U Don’t Know (and accompying remix) from Jay-Z, Pump It Up by Joe Budden, and the Rick Ross & Drake collaboration Lord Knows amongst literally hundreds of others. If you are seriously curious, check his production discography here and you’ll be AMAZED at how many of those tracks you loved.
Those who have taken to the “EDM” incarnation of trap music recognize Baauer’s name in the same stratosphere as scene heavyweights Flosstradamus, RL Grime & Carnage. The Brooklyn based trap music phenom has had a HELL of a week with videos of crowds of people dancing to his groundbreaking single Harlem Shake appearing on everywhere from HuffintonPost to CollegeHumor to BroBible and has everyone talking about how them and their friends can re-create the video. Hell, there’s even a Playboy Playmate Edition; one of the few indisputable pieces of evidence that yes, you have made it.
Baauer – Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake – Playboy Playmate Edition
Tickets are still available to purchase before the madness ensues on Friday so won’t you come join the TNJ Crew and get real weird!? Grab them right here!
Of course on the night that I’m trying to get to bed at a reasonable hour I come across this monster collaboration on my pre-bed Twitter scan. I saw the poster for the Big League Tour that Just Blaze & Baauer will embark on and if this isn’t a match made in heaven, I really don’t know what is. Just Blaze has been making nothing but BANGERS since the 90′s and Baauer has come to be associated with all that is good about the modern trap game. They sample the Jay-Z vocal from the Just Blaze-produced classic U Don’t Know which is perfectly fitting if nothing else. I will be sure to put up download links when they become available but mark this down as just a win. Period.
While it’s safe to say that any remix of Harlem Shake will not have the impact that Baauer’s original production had, big ups to Kid Womp for offering up this devestating edit. This is the first installment of his Twerk Tuesday series of free releases to celebrate becoming a part of the NoisyDubs family and will be making his Beatport debut March 7th, 2013.