Dance music Dj Baauer has cancelled his U.S. tour less than a week before the first show.
The Harlem Shake hitmaker was due to kick off a joint trek with German DJ Boys Noize in San Diego, California on Thursday (02Oct14), but both acts have now axed the dates so they can record new music.
Baauer, real name Harry Rodrigues, tells fans, "I'm so sorry to do this, but Alex (Boys Noize) and I have to pull this tour. There's a bunch of reasons why this needed to happen, but mostly, Alex and I have to get back into the studio and finish our projects... I never ever cancel shows, so pulling this whole tour is devastating. But what it means is more music out to you guys sooner. I hope you understand and I love you."
We hit the Minnesota music scene in the run-up to Jay-Z's new summer festival.
Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Budweiser
Budweiser Made in America festival is on its way and, to celebrate, the beer brand unveil a series of music documentaries in different States: this week we explore Minnesota!
Being such a huge part of the world, America has always borne a massively diverse music ethos. In almost every part of the country you can come across a different musical culture and it's with this idea in mind that world famous rap star Jay-Z decided to create Budweiser Made in America festival. It's sole purpose is to bring together a choice selection of both up-and-coming and well-established artists spanning all genres including rock, hip hop, R&B, electronic, punk... the list goes on.
Dance music phenomenon Baauer is facing legal action from a photographer over allegations he improperly used images taken by the snapper.
Dustin Kessler alleges the Harlem Shake hitmaker, real name Harry Bauer Rodrigues, hired him for a photoshoot last year (12) and subsequently asked for permission to use two of the pictures.
Kessler claims he agreed to the usage - one on the star's Facebook.com page, and one for a magazine article - but alleges they were later used in other places, such as Baauer's website and to advertise California's Coachella festival.
Continue reading: Baauer Sued Over Photo Dispute
Due to hit the LA State Historic Park in a couple of weeks is the 2013 Hard Summer Music Festival featuring headline sets from several electro-house artists including Duck Sauce, Knife Party and Justice.
The festival first appeared in 2007 when Destructo (a DJ also known as Gary Richards) began promoting a series of live events that also included Hard New Year's Eve, Hard Haunted Mansion and Hard 13. This year it will take place on August 3rd and 4th and includes four stages including the Ed Bangor Records 10th Anniversary Stage and the Dirty Bird Players Stage.
Other headliners this year are Skrillex and Boys Noize side project Dog Blood, Californian DJ Bassnectar and Aussie duo Empire of the Sun. They will be joined by the no less exciting supporting acts of chart favourites 2 Chainz, Azealia Banks and Rudimental as well as SBTRKT, Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Zedd, Crystal Castles and Baauer.
Producer Baauer has been hit with a copyright lawsuit over his viral hit song Harlem Shake.
Rapper Jayson Musson and Hector Delgado have both accused the 23 year old, real name Harry Rodrigues, of sampling their voices on the track without their permission, and now they are seeking damages from production bosses at Mad Decent Records, who released the song last year (12).
Musson claims his vocals were lifted off Miller Time, a song by his music group Plastic Little, however he insists both parties are handling the legal battle amicably, telling the New York Times, "Mad Decent have been more than cooperative during this."
Continue reading: Baauer Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over Harlem Shake
Dance music sensation Baauer's Harlem Shake will be the soundtrack to a major demonstration in the Middle East next week (07Mar13).
Activists have announced they will be re-enacting the viral dance in front of the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Moqattam, Egypt, as part of a protest.
Baauer's track has stormed the world's charts and online sites as fans create their own shake to his dance anthem and post the footage online.
Continue reading: Harlem Shake Inspires Activists In Egypt