Baauer – Harry Rodrigues, known by his stage name Baauer – American producer from Brooklyn, New York. He produces trap music and bass music. He has been producing dance music from the age of 13, mostly making house music and electro. He previously produced a track under the name Captain Harry, which was played by Kissy Sell Out on BBC Radio 1. His influences include hip-hop and dance music. Baauer has produced remixes for Nero, The Prodigy, Flosstradamus and No Doubt.
Baauer’s single “Harlem Shake” was released on Mad Decent/Jeffrees on 22 May 2012. The track received critical acclaim with Pitchfork claiming “it’s hard not to marvel at how awesome those growling-lion samples sound”. “Harlem Shake” created a viral video craze online, inspiring fans to upload their own videos for the trap hit from February 2013 onwards. He collaborated with hip-hop superproducer Just Blaze on the track ‘Higher’. Both producers toured together throughout January and February 2013. He has been working on an EP which will be released on LuckyMe Records in 2013.