Batter up! Friday, February 8th – The MID presents the long awaited return of trap music superstar Baauer, along with heavy hitting hip-hop producer, Just Blaze, as part of the Big League tour. The bass heavy duo will face off against hometown heroes ZEBO and PHNM! Grab your tickets now, right here.
Brooklyn bad-man Baauer is staking his claim in today’s fast paced electronic music world and rising above the rest with his signature blend of future crunk and trap music. Baauer broke into the limelight with his smash single, “Harlem Shake”, earlier this year, that continues to get play in mixes and clubs everywhere, without any signs of getting old. The track lead to him being picked up by Diplo’s infamous Mad Decent Records, which helped jumpstart Baauer’s career. Drawing influences from southern rap and the UK bass sound that are fused together for an innovative and bombastic sound that has bass-heads hooked all across the globe. Baauer shut the MID down last August with a floor shaking, jaw dropping DJ set that left the city screaming for more and his return to the Windy City is sure to bring the heat.
One of the most infamous hip-hop DJs in the world, New Jersey born, Just Blaze worked closely with Roc-a-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hits like Cam’ron’s “Oh Boy,” Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and Beanie Sigel and Freeway’s “Rock the Mic.” He worked closely with Roc-a-Fella’s other in-house producer, Kanye West, on the label’s many albums released during this same period. And like West, he developed a trademark knack for using old-school soul samples in unique ways for his hooks. Besides the Roc-a-Fella stable of rappers, Just Blaze also produced tracks for big-name East Coast rappers such as Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, DMX, and Fabolous. By the turn of the century, he’d become one of the rap industry’s leading producers, along with Timbaland, the Neptunes, and Swizz Beatz. However, as of late, Just Blaze drifted away from hip-hop and is working with the more modern sounds of electronic music, as shown in his collaboration with Baauer and his latest solo endeavor, in which he experiments with the bouncy sounds of house music.