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If you were expecting to see some spooky songs in this week’s 5 Best, you might be a little disappointed. Yes, it’s Halloween, but nothing here is particularly Halloweeny. This week did bring the return of the holiday-appropriate Marilyn Manson, and he was nominated, but he didn’t make the cut. Da Mafia 6ix, the resurrected… More »

The music industry may or may not be dying, but it’s definitely changing. “Metamorphosis” is probably the right word because some days the music biz seems to have woken up and found itself transformed into repulsive insectine creature without notice. Just because it’s new and shiny doesn’t mean it ain’t ugly. More »

There’s no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It’s been over two years since “212” dropped and we’re still not sure when (or if) her oft-delayed debut album will ever be released. It’s frustrating to see a young artist prioritize petty feuds over making music, and it’s especially frustrating because I like Azealia’s… More »

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Tkay Maidza – “Ghost”

In recent months, the Australian dance-rapper Tkay Maidza has been impressing us with tracks like "Switch Lanes" and "M.O.B." She's now getting ready to put…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Baauer – “GoGo!”

Who knows if Baauer will ever live down "Harlem Shake," but his output since the viral hit shows that he isn't resting on his laurels.
James Rettig | October 20, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Baauer – “Promises” (Feat. Fetty Wap & Dubbel Dutch)

Baauer has a strong record of working with rap upstarts. "One Touch," the Rae Sremmurd/AlunaGeorge collaboration he released last year, was better than anyone could've…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 10:40 am

Baauer – “One Touch” (Feat. AlunaGeorge & Rae Sremmurd)

Before Baauer hit it big with song-meme "Harlem Shake" sometime back in the Paleozoic era, he was garnering respect as a talented producer on the…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Chvrches – “Get Away”

The movie Drive is only three years old, and its soundtrack is magnificent; it's arguably the best thing about the entire movie. But BBC radio…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Baauer – “One Touch” (Feat. AlunaGeorge)

Baauer has shared a new collaboration with AlunaGeorge called "One Touch." The song debuted on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show last night. It was…
James Rettig | October 18, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Run The Jewels’ Meow The Jewels Campaign Enlists Geoff Barrow, Zola Jesus, Baauer, & Boots

One of Run The Jewels' many joke deluxe editions for their upcoming sophomore album is Meow The Jewels, a recreation of the new record using…
James Rettig | October 8, 2014 - 9:49 pm

ASAP Rocky – “Riot Rave” (Feat Baauer) Video & “Unicorns”

One of the highlights of A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP was the Skrillex feature "Wild For The Night," and Rocky's new Gessafelstein collab "In Distress" ain't half…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2014 - 11:49 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's pretty hard to carry on Stereogum business as usual on the day that Amrit Singh, the guy who brought me to the site and…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Just Blaze & Baauer – “Higher” Video

Just before the whole "Harlem Shake" thing really popped off, Baauer got together with Just Blaze, one of the greatest rap producers ever, to make…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Saturday: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, & More

Saturday at Outside Lands was a typical second day at festivals. The sets ran smoother, there were less technical problems, and the crowds seemed a…
Miles Bowe | August 11, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Hangout 2013 Sunday: Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Best Coast, & More

You don't throw a music festival on the beach and neglect to invite Best Coast. Gulf Shores isn't what Bethany Cosentino had in mind when…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2013 - 12:32 pm

AlunaGeorge – “Attracting Flies (Baauer Remix)”

British electronic pop duo AlunaGeorge have a new album on the way, Body Music out July 1st. In advance, here's a version of their song…
Liz Pelly | March 23, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Watch The Simpsons’ Harlem Shake Parody

As you might know already, Baauer's song "Harlem Shake" fueled an Internet meme last month, seeing hundreds of thousands of individuals posting YouTube videos of…
Liz Pelly | March 2, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Baauer And Azealia Banks Beef Over “Harlem Shake” Takedown

Azealia Banks and "Harlem Shake" producer Baauer are in a bit of a to-do over Banks's remix of the song. Yesterday she posted her own…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 15, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Azealia Banks – “Harlem Shake”

There's an amazingly insipid video floating around the internet lately: Dorm rooms full of kids going apeshit to Baauer's 2012 dance track "Harlem Shake," doing…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2013 - 3:19 pm