Experimental beatmaker Baauer has developed a signature style in the trap and bass genres by pulling sounds from across the internet and manipulating them via digital production programs. His catalog of original creations (including the viral sensation "Harlem Shake") and some highly impressive remixes (AlunaGeorge's "Attracting Flies") have captivated a global audience, and transformed Baauer into a trendsetter that seeks to push boundaries. Without a full-fledged project to his name, Baauer, with the help of Red Bull and trusted creative mentor Nick Hook, embarked on a mission to collect sounds from abstract regions of the world for his debut release, ß EP.
The creative process was documented from start to finish in the new film "Searching For Sound", with Baauer and Nick selecting the United Arab Emirates and Japan as prime destinations for finding untapped sounds. The documentary gives a brief look at how every culture conceptualizes drastically different approaches to music; from the instruments they all specialize in to the general structure of musical compositions. The indigenous people from both countries were willing to share their musical heritage, while Baauer took in each experience and recorded the sounds. In the film, we see Baauer and Nick capturing everything from foreign instrumentation to camel grunts.
It is clear that the journey changed Baauer's musical creative process, and the evidence of his newfound discoveries helped shape each track on ß EP. The single "One Touch" will have you hitting replay more then once with vocals from AlunaGeorge and emerging rap duo Rae Sremmurd. The second standout track on the release is "Floreana"; a melody-driven spacey journey chuck full of foreign samples. The EP is one of the best examples of how trap and bass music continues to progress into more than just party anthems, while still managing to go hard.
Searching For Sound Documentary (Full screen to watch below)
We first heard Baauer's new single "One Touch" feat AlunaGeorge a couple of weeks ago when he first released the VIP version of the track. Today, the original comes to light but with a new face on the song, "No Flex Zone" rising rap duo Rae Sremmurd. "One Touch" packs some unique drums and seductive melodies that lay perfectly with AlunaGeorge and Rae's vocals to truly make this one of our favorite Baauer tracks to date.
Regarding working with AlunaGeorge, Baauer recently told the The Fader, "I recorded Aluna over a year ago, when we first met… The track I gave her was so basic and had no chord progression or anything so she said 'you gotta give me something to work with' and made that the intro. I held on to the track for a while and changed it about 1000 times. Fast forward about a year, I was in Vegas with Swae and Slim (Rae Sremmurd) recording them rapping over the GTA Vloading screen song. It was incredible. The next night, back in New York, I put the Aluna and Rae verses together just for fun… and it sounded real good. :D"
You will find this song on Baauer's upcoming EP "ß". "One Touch" also comes as a free download when you Pre-order your copy through iTunes available today.
One Touch ft AlunaGeorge & Rae Sremmurd | iTunes
Though the days have "Harlem Shake" are long gone, NYC experimental beatmaker Baauer is on the verge of some rather exciting releases after postponing a collaborative tour with Boys Noize to focus on music. Baauer unveils a rather captivating joint effort with UK indie electronic duo AlunaGeorge following up his viral official remix of their song "Attracting Flies". The two have joined up for "One Touch" which we now get to hear the full preview of the VIP version ahead of it's release. We hear Baauer delivers a chilled out trap and bass foundation with Aluna's smooth, sultry vocals completing the track perfectly. While a release date for "One Touch" is still unknown, you can stream in full below until further news becomes available. Enjoy
Baauer – One Touch VIP (Feat. AlunaGeorge) | Stream Only
An unlikely pairing between German techno producer Boys Noize and Brooklyn trap beatmaker Baauer for a string of upcoming US nationwide shows titled The Run X tour has paved the way for something much more! The two commodities within dance music joined forces outside of sharing the same stage to create "Fire Like This", a collaborative release that fully flexes their individual skill sets perfectly. Bringing together gritty electro basslines, a looping schoolyard chant, various percussion elements, and a touch of trap aesthetics, the two conjure up a single that is too enticing to just play once and will surely have dance-floor's across the world popping off when played out live. This heater is being handed out as a free download and I strongly urge you to add this release to your music library as soon as possible. Enjoy
Baauer & Boys Noize – Fire Like This | Free Download
Baauer & Boys Noize "Run X" Tour Dates After The Jump
I've been wondering for quite sometime when breakout beat-maker and "Harlem Shake" creator Baauer would release new music and today my thoughts were answered! While touring across the world with the Red Bull family playing festivals like Lollapalooza's run of events in South America and Movement Detroit, Baauer has been cooking up some tunes on the infamous Lucky Me label as he prepares to unleash a stream of heater with "Clang" the first many. This future sounding beat is knocked up with variety of enticing trap aesthetics that will have you hyped up from start to finish. As I look forward to the next release from the Baauer (hopefully coming soon), you can stream his new new below and above all… Enjoy
Baauer – Clang | Stream Only
Leave it to Marijuana's most beloved trap producer duo Flosstradamus to deliver a brand new music via a four track Wake & Bake EP on the most sacred of holidaze. HDYBYZ & HDYGRLZ across the world can submerge themselves in a new original release "Smoke 1 (ft. Travis Porter)" and a Flosstradamus remix of Young Thug's "Stoner". As an bonus, the guys throw in OG 4/20 anthem "Roll Up" along with the almighty Baauer remix as well.This is of course available for free download now, so sit back, relax and above all… Enjoy
Flosstradamus – Wake & Bake EP | Free Download
[PREMIERE] Just Blaze x Baauer – Higher (Mysto & Pizzi x Moiez Remix) : Electro House [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by Bryan | Tags: Baauer, Electro House, Just Blaze, Mysto and Pizzi, Official Remix, Remix
One of the biggest anthems of 2013 happened when trap and bass phenom Baauer collaborated with hip-hop mega producer Just Blaze for the now infamous “Higher” heater that shook the very foundation of both genres. After the original dominated the charts and was played by every producer / DJ across the globe, we now receive out first official remix from NYC duo Mysto & Pizzi and fellow collaborator Moiez. Reconstructing the foundation to accommodate the electro genre switch, the trio amp up the energy by including massive builds and a thumping bass line while still keep the danceability alive. Be prepared to hear this rendition blasted over the upcoming festival season and possibly accompanied with the cryo cannons
Just Blaze x Baauer – Higher (Mysto & Pizzi x Moiez Remix) | Free Download
With Trap and Bass heavyweight Baauer on Lucky Me Records roster, it came as little surprise when a brand new track surfaced on their website. “Good 2 U” packs some powerful horns and an off beat track filled with just enough hip-hop one shots and vocal distortion to keep you guessing until the very end. This track is thanks to Lucky Me Record for pulling off one of the greatest Christmas gifts for music lovers with their Advent Calendar of free tunes for all. Steam the track below and grab a download to go! Enjoy
Baauer – Good 2 U Free Download | Alternate Download
Ever since Baauer and RL Grime went on their Midwest focus ‘Infinite Daps Tour’ this past summer, many of us hoped the two trap heavyweights were working on material together. Our assumptions were right as Baauer and RL Grime release one fresh to death jump off track titled ‘Infinite Daps’. The array of kick drums, snares, and 808 bass will keep trap nations growing fan base happy for days. Stream and download the track below and be sure to check out the Infinite Daps Tour Documentary. Enjoy
Baauer & RL Grime – Infinite Daps | Limited Free Download Expired | Purchase on iTunes
Watch: Baauer & RL Grime & Ryan Hemsworth in Entertaining Full-Length Documentary on Infinite Daps TourPosted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: Baauer, Documentary, Infinite Daps, RL Grime, Ryan Hemsworth, Thump, Vice
Baauer, RL Grime, Ryan Hemsworth and Jim-E Stack all teamed up for aweseom run of shows Baauer labelled as the ‘Infiite Daps Tour’. Today we get an inside look at the shows, tour life, and general antics have been catalogued in this entertaining full length documentary thrown together by the fine folks of VICE’s Thump Channel. This is right after both Baauer and RL Grime have erupted with the Trap wave with countless fans seeing these artists for their very first time providing an unmatched level of energy. The video really lets us see a side of these guys as real people through events such as going to Wal-Mart that sometimes gets overlooked with the image of them as the DJ / producer they have to live up to. Enjoy.
Baauer, RL Grime and Ryan Hemsworth – Infinite Daps Tour Documentary
Baauer announced earlier this week that he would be tossing out USB sticks like the one picture above at his upcoming live shows featuring some unreleased songs on them and asked once they had been discovered to “share it with your friends” and “upload it to the Internet”. We got our hands on one of the sticks and now have the 4 songs to share in all their glory.
We get 4 tracks from the USB Stick, “BADDST2″, “RASBERRY”, “XTC”, and “1Snap”.
They all pack Baauer’s unbeatable blend of Electronic and Hip-Hop music, and really show how much more then artist is then just another Trap producer. We couldn’t be more stoked on Baauer releasing new music in such a cool way, and from the sound of his tweets we should be expecting to hear more USB sticks in the future. Stream and grab this one below. Enjoy. Follow Baauer on Twitter and tell him how dope he is for doing this.
Baauer – USB Drive #1 | Direct Download
Baauer, the New York producer / DJ who has plans far bigger then the “Harlem Shake” notoriety that got bestowed upon him against his will, including releasing his debut album, has announced plans for a Fall Tour starting on October 26th with tickets going on sale today. For the tour he is bringing out two of rap music’s heavweights: the button mashing MPC master Araabmuszik and new face hip-hop producer DJ Mustard who is known for producing tracks like 2 Chainz “I’m Different” and Tyga’s “Rack City”. Also is fellow LuckyMe artist S-Type for the entire tour.
Read dates above and below. Tickets just went on sale today so make sure to grab some in your city if you don’t wanna miss out on these stacked shows. FULL TOUR DATES BELOW
FULL TOUR DATES AND MUSIC AFTER THE JUMP
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