Baauer and Ryan Hemsworth takeover Sammy's
On Tuesday night Dunedin was treated to performances from international heavyweights Baauer and Ryan Hemsworth with supporting acts from Auckland's Sweet Mix Kids and Dunedin's GXSP at Sammy's.
Auckland's Sweet Mix Kids and Dunedin's GXSP warmed things up for the night as the Sammy's began to fill.
Hemsworth has had a high output over the past two years with his unique approach to hip hop and R&B production. He built relationships with other musicians online and became the go to producer for a number notable artists. Hemsworth meshes Dubstep tropes with Southern rap to create a laid-back, synth-heavy style of trap.
Baauer is a Brooklyn-based DJ and producer aka Harry Rodrigues. 24-year-old Rodrigues ascended to pop culture ubiquity when his 'Harlem Shake' inspired a grassroots meme that eventually became a worldwide phenomenon. Baauer's set shook Sammy's and the crowd loved it. I thought it was pretty amazing to experience such an intimate show featuring two such high profile producers. Baauer's set wasn't as heavy or dark as I was anticipating from him but complimented Hemsworth's earlier mix. To keep the crowd happy Baauer played a shortened version of his infamous 'Harlem Shake' to bring an end to the night. I'm already looking forward to the next time these talented artists make their way to our shores.
Submitted by Jon Thom.