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Harry Bauer Rodrigues (born April 30, 1989), better known by his stage name Baauer,[3] is an American record producer of trap and bass music, best known for his hit song "Harlem Shake".[4][5][6] 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.[7] Baauer has produced remixes for Nero,[5] The Prodigy,[8] Flosstradamus,[4] and No Doubt.[9] In 2016, he released his debut album, Aa.

Baauer
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Baauer performing in September 2012
Background information
Birth nameHarry Bauer Rodrigues[1][2]
Born (1989-04-30) April 30, 1989 (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitebaauer.com

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Baauer was born in Philadelphia to a father of Portuguese descent and a Jewish mother whose grandparents were originally from Austria. He grew up in several countries, because of his father's work.[10] He lived in Germany from age four to seven, the United Kingdom from seven to thirteen, then returned to the United States, where he lived in Westport, Connecticut from 13–17. In Connecticut 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.[11] He later moved to New York City to study audio technology at City College.[10] After living in Harlem for two years, both on and off campus, he settled in Brooklyn in 2009, and currently resides in Bushwick.[10]

Music careerEdit

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

Baauer's single "Harlem Shake" was released on Mad Decent/Jeffrees on May 22, 2012.[13][14] The track received critical acclaim with Pitchfork claiming "it's hard not to marvel at how awesome those growling-lion samples sound".[14][15] "Harlem Shake" created a viral video craze online started by George Miller, 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.[16][17]

Baauer collaborated with hip hop producer Just Blaze on the track "Higher". Both producers toured together throughout January and February 2013.[6][15][18] He has been working on an EP which will be released on LuckyMe Records in 2013.[2][19] In March 2013, Baauer was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW.[20] For his song "Harlem Shake", Baauer won Dance Song of the Year and EDM Song of the Year at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.[21]

Baauer composed the music for the second season of the Marvel Television/Netflix series Iron Fist.[22]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[23]
Aa
  • Released: March 18, 2016
  • Label: LuckyMe
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
52

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays
Title EP details
Dum Dum[24]
  • Released: September 25, 2012
  • Label: LuckyMe Records
  • Formats: Digital download
ß[25]
  • Released: October 27, 2014
  • Label: LuckyMe Records
  • Formats: Digital download

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[26]
AUS
[27]
AUT
[28]
BEL
(FL)

[29]
CAN
[30]
IRL
[31]
NLD
[32]
NZ
[33]
SWI
[34]
UK
[35]
"Iced Up"[36]
(featuring BHB)
2011 Non-album singles
"Samurai"[37]
"Harlem Shake" 2012 1 1 9 2 6 5 4 1 5 3
"Dum Dum"
"Higher"[43]
(with Just Blaze featuring Jay-Z)
2013 91 82
"Infinite Daps"[44]
(with RL Grime)
"One Touch"[45]
(featuring AlunaGeorge and Rae Sremmurd)
2014 79 ß
"GoGo!"[46] 2015 Aa
"Cantina Boy"[47] 2016 Star Wars Headspace
"Day Ones"
(featuring Novelist and Leikeli47)
Aa
"Kung Fu"[48]
(featuring Pusha T and Future)
"Temple"[49]
(featuring M.I.A. and G-Dragon)
"How Can You Tell When It's Done?"[50]
(with C.Z.)
Non-album singles
"Paauer"[51]
"Night Out"[52]
(featuring Chaki Zulu, Kepha, JB, kZm and Petz)
"18"[53]
(with Kris Wu, Rich Brian, Trippie Redd and Joji)
2018
"Mdr"[54]
(with Party Favor)
"3AM"[55]
(with AJ Tracey and Jae Stephens)
"Hate Me"[56]
(with Miquela)
"Company"[57]
(featuring Soleima)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[58]
KOR
Billboard

[59]
"Coup D'Etat"[60]
(G-Dragon featuring Diplo and Baauer)
2013 5 15 Coup D'Etat

RemixesEdit

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

  • Flume – "Numb & Getting Colder" (Baauer Remix)
  • Gorillaz – "Saturnz Barz" (Baauer Remix)
  • alt-J - "In Cold Blood" (Baauer Remix)

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