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Baauer and Ryan Hemsworth NZ Tour

Monday 3 February 2014

Baauer and Ryan Hemsworth NZ Tour

Baauer, the DJ whose song Harlem Shake inspired an internet meme will be playing three shows in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland at the end of the month.

Harlem Shake became a hit in 2013 when thousands of videos were posted to YouTube of people dancing erratically to the song.

More than just a meme, the DJ (real name Harry Baauer Rodrigues) has developed a strong repertoire of music, creating floor-fillers incorporating his trap and house music style, working with Disclosure, Jay-Z and Aluna George.

Canadian DJ/Producer Ryan Hemsworth will be touring with Baauer, and has hand-selected his friend and collaborator Race Banyon for the local support slot.


NYC club-killer and soundcloud poster-boy Baauer -- responsible for the world-smash internet sensation and #1 Billboard Hot 100 track Harlem Shake -- is set to hit New Zealand for three shows co-headlining with awesomely irreverent, genre-bending Canadian DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth.


Harlem Shake saw Baauer, otherwise known as Harry Baauer Rodrigues, became an international club phenomenon overnight. Baauer is no one hit wonder -- along with a high-streaming collaboration with Grammy Award Winning hip-hop super-producer Just Blaze, Baauer has been busy with superlative remix work for some worldwide dance-floor heavyweights including Jay-Z, Disclosure, The Prodigy and Aluna George.

Off the back of headline shows across the US, Europe and Australia, Baauer is bringing his high-octane fusion of sub-bass and future crunk soundscapes to New Zealand audiences for the second time.

Aligned with Glasgow’s pioneering LuckyMe label (Hudson Mohawke), Baauer is surely a young talent on the brink of great things; melding dance-floor traditions with hip-hop tendencies in a threateningly authentic style equally at home in a heavy club as in a huge stadium.

Ryan Hemsworth

Canadian DJ and producer Ryan Hemsworth is no stranger to celebrity -- having made his name remixing and producing for big names in alt dance and hip hop -- Kanye West, Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, Grimes, Shady Blaze.

Renowned for his unique remix treatments blurring the lines between hip-hop, indie rock and pop, Hemsworth is touring in the successful path carved out by the impression of his solo production LP Guilt Trips in 2013. Prepare to party.

This is just the beginning -- catch these boys before they blow up!

Tickets on sale now for 25.00 + booking fee from Dash Tickets.

Tuesday 25 February | Sammy's | Dunedin
Wednesday 26 February | Hunter Lounge | Wellington
Thursday 27 February | Studio | Auckland