Harry Bauer Rodrigues (born April 30, 1989), better known by his stage name, Baauer, is an American producer of trap and bass music, best known for his hit song "Harlem Shake". 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.http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1549748/baauers-harlem-shake-billboard-cover-story "New talent: hood sounds and nerdy white kids with Baauer, Stateside dance music’s new golden boy – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". Factmag.com. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2013-02-16. http://www.offthechartradio.co.uk/music/artist/Baauer/61a54a1e-3fa1-4ccc-bfc2-86c1a27e27de Herman, Bill. "Scratching Out Authorship: Representations of the Electronic Music DJ at the Turn of the 21st Century.". Popular Communication (1). Retrieved 8 February 2013. "Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix) : Fresh Trap Remix « this song is sick". Thissongissick.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-02-16. October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15). "Nero - Won't You (Be There) - Baauer Remix". Thissongslaps.com. Retrieved 2013-02-16. SoSickWitItYo (2013-01-18). "Just Blaze & Baauer - "Higher" (Download)". Tha Good Life Reviews. Retrieved 2013-02-16. Caramanica, Jon. "D.J.'s Stretch Out and Find More Fans". http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/arts/music/djs-play-where-rap-hip-hop-and-dance-meet.html?_r=0 (NY Times). Retrieved 21 January 2013. posted by khal on January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23). "The 10 Best Baauer Remixes". Do Androids Dance. Retrieved 2013-02-16. November 13, 2012 at 1:32 am verb1999 says: (2012-08-12). "No Doubt – Settle Down (Baauer Remix) + (Major Lazer Remix) : Amazing Fresh Summer Remixes « this song is sick". Thissongissick.com. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
Baauer grew up in several countries, because of his father's work. He lived in Germany from age four to seven, London, United Kingdom from seven to thirteen, then returned to the United States, where he lived in Westport, Connecticut from 13–17. Here, 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. 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.Marlow Stern. "Meet Baauer, the Man Behind the "Harlem Shake"". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2013-02-18. "Harlem Shake (And Westport Too!)". Dan Woog. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
Baauer was signed to the LuckyMe record label in August 2012, and made his debut with the three-track 12-inch EP Dum Dum.
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.
Baauer collaborated with hip hop producer 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. In March 2013, Baauer was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW.
For his song "Harlem Shake", Baauer won Dance Song of the Year and EDM Song of the Year at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards."Baauer Bio, Music, News & the "Harlem Shake"". DJZ. Retrieved 2013-02-18. "RA Reviews: Baauer - Harlem Shake (Single)". Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved 2013-02-16. Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Baauer 'Harlem Shake'". http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13635-harlem-shake/. Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 January 2013. "Just Blaze & Baauer – "Higher"". Stereogum. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-02-16. Swift, Patrick. "BAAUER'S 'HARLEM SHAKE' INSPIRES VIRAL VIDEO CRAZE". http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/baauers-harlem-shake-inspires-viral-video-craze. Mixmag. Retrieved 11 February 2013. Baauer (2013-02-07). "Top 5 Spazziest Harlem Shake Videos". DJZ. Retrieved 2013-02-18. Cite error: The named reference thagoodlifereviews was invoked but never defined (see the help page). "Just Blaze and Baauer Discuss Collaboration, Preview "Higher" in the Studio | News". Pitchfork. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-16. Cite error: The named reference factmag was invoked but never defined (see the help page). "5 Unreleased Baauer Tracks: Snap, Baddest, Slip, Purebread + Untitled". RunTheTrap. Retrieved 2013-03-29. http://www.fuse.tv/galleries/2013/02/sxsw-2013-must-see-bands-south-by-southwest#22 "Baauer Wins Two Honors at 2013 Billboard Music Awards".