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Baauer’s Studio B at Light brings sprawling sound to the Strip

Baauer bounces between dance music genres.

If you’ve been one to criticize Las Vegas nightclubs for not being as musically diverse as their counterparts in other cities, we would humbly direct you to Light this week for the next installment of Baauer’s Studio B.

The Philly-born producer known to dabble in trap, bass, hip-hop and electro might still be best known for his 2012 debut single “Harlem Shake,” a dance track that went viral in a way few songs have—becoming an unavoidable meme and cultural flashpoint in 2013, it truly took on a life of its own.

But Baauer has moved beyond. His most recent output: co-producing the stark, icy, intense track “Sunshine” on Pusha T’s new album. His ability and agility to bounce between serious, somber sounds like these and more upbeat environments, as on “GoGo!” and “Promises” (with Fetty Wap), are making him one of the most sought-after producers in hip-hop and dance.

Lucky Light audiences have been witness to his continued aural experiments, which always include guest performers. Last month’s Studio B session featured up-and-coming R&B singer Kehlani and Canadian rapper/producer/designer Tory Lanez. If you like a little edge on your party, you won’t want to miss Baauer’s next Vegas appearance. Baauer’s Studio B: January 20, Light at Mandalay Bay.

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