Baauer

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Baauer
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Baauer performing in September 2012
Background information
Birth name Harry Bauer Rodrigues[1][2]
Born (1989-04-30) April 30, 1989 (age 25)[3]
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Grime, dubstep, electronic, hip hop, trap, bass
Occupations Music producer
Years active 2002–present
Labels Mad Decent, Jeffrees
Website baauer.com

Harry Bauer Rodrigues (born April 30, 1989), better known by his stage name, Baauer,[4] is an American producer of trap and bass music, best known for his hit song "Harlem Shake".[5][6][7] He has been producing dance music from the age of 13, mostly making house music and electro.[2] He previously produced a track under the name Captain Harry, which was played by Kissy Sell Out on BBC Radio 1.[2] His influences include hip-hop and dance music.[8] Baauer has produced remixes for Nero,[6] The Prodigy,[9] Flosstradamus[5] and No Doubt.[10]

Early life[edit]

Baauer grew up in several countries, because of his father's work.[11] He lived in Germany from age four to seven, London, United Kingdom from seven to thirteen, then returned to the United States, where he lived in Westport, Connecticut from 13–17. Here, he attended Staples High School up until 2006, before returning to live in London for one more year, studying at The American School in London.[12] He later moved to New York City to study audio technology at City College.[11] After living in Harlem for two years, both on and off campus, he settled in Brooklyn in 2009, and currently resides in Bushwick.[11]

Music career[edit]

Baauer was signed to the LuckyMe record label in August 2012, and made his debut with the three-track 12-inch EP Dum Dum.[13]

Baauer's single "Harlem Shake" was released on Mad Decent/Jeffrees on May 22, 2012.[14][15] The track received critical acclaim with Pitchfork claiming "it's hard not to marvel at how awesome those growling-lion samples sound".[15][16] "Harlem Shake" created a viral video craze online, inspiring fans to upload their own videos for the hit from February 2013 onwards, often featuring those involved remaining still for the first buildup of the song, and dancing erratically or humorously afterwards.[17][18]

Baauer collaborated with hip hop producer Just Blaze on the track "Higher". Both producers toured together throughout January and February 2013.[7][16][19] He has been working on an EP which will be released on LuckyMe Records in 2013.[2][20] In March 2013, Baauer was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW.[21]

For his song "Harlem Shake", Baauer won Dance Song of the Year and EDM Song of the Year at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.[22]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[23]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[25]
BEL
(FL)

[26]
CAN
[27]
IRL
[28]
NLD
[29]
NZ
[30]
SWI
[31]
UK
[32]
"Iced Up"
(featuring BHB)
2011 N/A
"Samurai"
"Harlem Shake" 2012 1 1 9 2 6 5 4 1 5 3
"Dum Dum"[38]
"Higher"
(with Just Blaze, featuring Jay-Z)
2013 91 82
"Infinite Daps"
(with RL Grime)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[23]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[25]
BEL
(FL)

[26]
CAN
[27]
IRL
[28]
NLD
[29]
NZ
[30]
SWI
[31]
UK
[32]
"Coup D'Etat"
(G-Dragon featuring Diplo and Baauer)
2013 Coup D'Etat
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Harlem Shake" 2012 N/A Jeffrees Vol. 3
"Yaow!"
"Bublé Rap" Twelve Days
"Untitled" 2013 ƱZ Balltrap Muzic Vol. 1
"Talk Bout Me" Major Lazer, Popcaan Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2

Remixes[edit]

Year Title Artist
2012 "Talk" Krueger
"Girls" Abel
"Neva Knew" Obey City
"Rollup" Flosstradamus
"Slurring" Ryan Hemsworth
"Settle Down" No Doubt
"Won't You (Be There)" Nero
"Mindfields" The Prodigy
"Move to the Ocean" Brick + Mortar
"Winter Is All Over You" First Aid Kit
2013 "Attracting Flies" AlunaGeorge
"You & Me" Disclosure

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1549748/baauers-harlem-shake-billboard-cover-story
  2. ^ a b c d "New talent: hood sounds and nerdy white kids with Baauer, Stateside dance music’s new golden boy – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". Factmag.com. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.offthechartradio.co.uk/music/artist/Baauer/61a54a1e-3fa1-4ccc-bfc2-86c1a27e27de
  4. ^ Herman, Bill. "Scratching Out Authorship: Representations of the Electronic Music DJ at the Turn of the 21st Century.". Popular Communication 4 (1). Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix) : Fresh Trap Remix « this song is sick". Thissongissick.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  6. ^ a b October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15). "Nero - Won't You (Be There) - Baauer Remix". Thissongslaps.com. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  7. ^ a b SoSickWitItYo (2013-01-18). "Just Blaze & Baauer - "Higher" (Download)". Tha Good Life Reviews. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  8. ^ Caramanica, Jon. "D.J.'s Stretch Out and Find More Fans". http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/arts/music/djs-play-where-rap-hip-hop-and-dance-meet.html?_r=0 (NY Times). Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  9. ^ posted by khal on January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23). "The 10 Best Baauer Remixes". Do Androids Dance. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  10. ^ November 13, 2012 at 1:32 am verb1999 says: (2012-08-12). "No Doubt – Settle Down (Baauer Remix) + (Major Lazer Remix) : Amazing Fresh Summer Remixes « this song is sick". Thissongissick.com. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  11. ^ a b c Marlow Stern. "Meet Baauer, the Man Behind the "Harlem Shake"". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  12. ^ "Harlem Shake (And Westport Too!)". Dan Woog. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  13. ^ "Baauer Bio, Music, News & the "Harlem Shake"". DJZ. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  14. ^ "RA Reviews: Baauer - Harlem Shake (Single)". Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  15. ^ a b Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Baauer 'Harlem Shake'". http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13635-harlem-shake/. Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Just Blaze & Baauer – "Higher"". Stereogum. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  17. ^ Swift, Patrick. "BAAUER'S 'HARLEM SHAKE' INSPIRES VIRAL VIDEO CRAZE". http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/baauers-harlem-shake-inspires-viral-video-craze. Mixmag. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Baauer (2013-02-07). "Top 5 Spazziest Harlem Shake Videos". DJZ. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  19. ^ "Just Blaze and Baauer Discuss Collaboration, Preview "Higher" in the Studio | News". Pitchfork. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  20. ^ "5 Unreleased Baauer Tracks: Snap, Baddest, Slip, Purebread + Untitled". RunTheTrap. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  21. ^ http://www.fuse.tv/galleries/2013/02/sxsw-2013-must-see-bands-south-by-southwest#22
  22. ^ "Baauer Wins Two Honors at 2013 Billboard Music Awards". 
  23. ^ a b "Baauer – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  24. ^ a b Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  25. ^ a b "Discographie Baauer". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  26. ^ a b "Discografie Baauer". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "Baauer – Chart History: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  28. ^ a b "Discography Baauer". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  29. ^ a b "Discografie Baauer". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  30. ^ a b "Discography Baauer". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "Discographie Baauer". swisscharts.com (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Baauer" (select "Singles" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  33. ^ "American single certifications – Baauer – Harlem Shake". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 25, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  34. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2013". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Baauer" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  37. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – 15 April 2013". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Dum Dum – Single by Baauer". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 

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