Label: LuckyMe
Released: May 18

It’s unlikely Baauer will ever top the commercial success of “Harlem Shake,” but that didn’t seem to cross his mind while making his debut album, Aa. Instead, the Philly producer/DJ crafted a collection of dance-ready backdrops that fully explore the electronic landscape, bouncing from trap to grime to Baltimore club seamlessly. His guest list is a producers’ dream, too, with Pusha T and Future whipping up that raw on “Kung Fu” and M.I.A. and G-Dragon doing the absolute most on “Temple”—and knocking it out of the park. With Aa, Bauuer Harlem shakes through the pressure of any one-hit wonder talk and solidifies his space in the industry. —Edwin Ortiz​