It was always going to be hard to follow zeitgeist-catching single “Harlem Shake”, so Baauer brings out the big guns on his new call to the dancefloor — namely veteran hip-hop producer Just Blaze and game-changing rap mogul Jay Z. The unlikely trio join forces for “Higher” and it’s an electric collision of genres, sounds and ideas that somehow come together seamlessly.
Taking a note his superstar wife, Hov begins the club banger by introducing his cohorts and then declares “bitches, bow down”. It takes a couple of seconds to get accustomed to hearing the MC’s voice over the frantic beats and crazy bleeps but he eventually adds conquering EDM to his list of career achievements. “Higher”, the first release from newly relaunched Priority Records, drops August 13. Listen with the volume turned up after the jump.
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