He also gave the world a little documentary on Harlem Shake and his now-fucking-illustrious musical career…
Baauer went to the United Arab Emirates to explore the culture and learn about a whole different world of sounds and music that he’d never heard before… Playing and listening to a Middle Eastern goat-skin bagpipe, recording the sound of a camel, and taste-tesing an animal’s eyeball were just a few of the encounters that were had there, and then he and his friend met with Baauer’s little brother in Japan, as they explored Gagaku music – an ancient imperial court style of music, as well as many other forms of Eastern Asian sound – and I am very jealous.
Going out and recording something in real life rather than pulling something from the internet and knowing the story behind a certain sound before using it, that changed the way I make music a whole lot. It also opened my mind to what kind of sounds I can use in from various kinds of contexts. Being able to work with something and make it totally different.
But, rather than list everything that happens, I’ll just link this documentary, and I recommend you watch it!