Live at HARD Miami 2013
Recorded at Raleigh Hotel in Miami United States
NYC United States
The man who re-defined going viral: Baauer himself, in full flesh and high spirits. Captured live at the HARD Miami Beach Party.
Born and raised in Connecticut, young _(artist-name)Baauer_ fell in love with the grimey severity of almost nearby Staten Island. Like for many of his white middle class contemporaries _(album-title)Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)_ was more than just a hardcore posse rap LP with kung-fu samples, but a wake-up call to please go ahead and do something a bit more exciting with your life. Before he got to turn east coast bass music upside down with his trademark mix of different sub-bass stylings that nod to Hackney, Atlanta, Glasgow, and New Orleans, Baauer was known as a house and electro DJ by the name of Cap’n Harry. A moniker and stylistic alignment he soon traded for the take-no-prisoners approach of heavy-hitting signatunes like _(song-title)Dum Dum_ or, of course, the phenomenon that is _(song-title)Harlem Shake_. While many seem keen to put him in the trap category, Baauer has a more reasonable explanation for the kind of highly effective bangers he has been releasing on quality imprints like LuckyMe or Mad Decent’s Jeffrees: "It’s hip hop born from the internet". In an attempt to free himself of the expectations that inevitably come with having a global hit single, Baauer has taken a different approach for his eagerly awaited full-length debut: he and his production partner _(artist-name)Nick Hook_ went on a trip around the world, searching for unique sounds which the world wide web still can't offer. Highlights of their musical journey were captured in the documentary _(album-title)Searching For Sound_.