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Harry Rodrigues (born April 30, 1989), better known by his stage name, Baauer is an American producer of trap 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.
Rodrigues was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in several countries, because of his father's work.
He lived in Germany from age four to seven, then London from seven to 13, then to Westport, Connecticut from 13–17, where he attended Staples High School up until 2006, before one more year in London at the American School. He later moved to New York City to study audio technology at City College. After living in Harlem for two years, both on and off campus, he settled in Brooklyn in 2009, and currently resides in Bushwick.
Baauer's single "Harlem Shake" was released on Mad Decent/Jeffrees on May 22, 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 hit from February 2013 onwards, often featuring those involved remaining still for the first buildup of the song, and dancing erratically or humorously afterwards.
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