Harry Baauer Rodrigues is on fire. Tearing apart major festival stages all over the country definitely reflects his success this year, but since the young mayhem maestro better known as Baauer emerged on the scene not too long ago, the once bedroom producer hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back. The music just gets better, the production is more buttoned up, and the party he throws during his set is always full of energy. Baauer has made trap music his this year. Run The Trap had the pleasure of being in the building the other night as Baauer came through Tucson, Arizona on his Fall Tour, to check in on the fun.
Mr. Carmack was at the decks warming up the Rialto Theatre and the eager crowd was eating up waves of bass ready for a night of hard, pounding trap music. Carmack and Baauer both undoubtedly delivered just that. I ran into Mr. Carmack after his set and after a quick hello, we both found ourselves back in the crowd ready for Baauer to demolish the spirited college crowd. Then a thin, dark figure sporting a hoodie and a cap stepped in front of the decks, and as the huge “B.” came up on the screens, it has already been established; tonight is going to be absolutely nuts. Baauer kicked off a high octane set and the crowd bopped, jumped, and swayed vigorously as the young producer commanded them to.
I briefly stepped out to grab a beer about 15 minutes into his set, and as I got to the cashier at the concession stand, Baauer went into “Chella Ride”– the acid house, brain-melter Dog Blood unleashed on the masses this year. I could not miss another second of this set. I almost forgot the beer, I made sure my dancing shoes were tied tight, and got back to the party. Baauer gave a nod or two to his dap-pal RL Grime, dropping tracks like his “Love Sosa” remix, “Trap on Acid” and a filthy bootleg of “Satisfaction.” Everyone got down to “Bird Machine” and the whole house was jumping during Baauer’s fan favorite remix of Flosstradamus’ “Rollup”. All the girls decked out in candy and neon sang along to Cashmere Cat’s “Do You Like Drugs” remix. As the set began to wind down, Baauer played International- Chase & Status (Skrillex remix). The entire venue was about to come down, the whole place was rattling so hard. Then the music died down and the night was over.
But how could it really be over? The thin figure in the hoodie reemerged a few minutes later, and “Harlem Shake” came through the speakers. The night couldn’t end without the University of Arizona crowd getting down to the endlessly catchy bootleg to the hip-hop/trap tune that took over the world this year. Now the night could truly come to a close. House lights went up, and the sweaty hoard of satisfied, smiling fans moved towards the doors.
Check out the teaser for Baauer’s Fall Tour below and check to see if the young gun will be bringing the fun to your city. It was definitely a night to remember and a show you won’t want to miss. Delivering the best trap music, and an undeniably good time, Baauer’s tour is a date you should definitely have marked down. Also be sure to check out the USB drive of goodies Baauer just gave out for free.