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A onetime viral sensation reports on the global state of bass music

Baauer made his name with slyly heavyweight trap songs and, while his debut album has plenty of low end, it also looks beyond the party. It’s front-loaded with tunes suffused with echo and edginess—that goes equally for the slinky UK garage cut “Body”, the 150-BPM banger “GoGo!” and the slow-motion “Pinku”, which sounds like a hazy Daft Punk. “Day Ones” is a double-barrelled blast of grime, the globetrotting “Temple” pairs koto with 808 and “Make It Bang” explores Baltimore club. Thirteen tunes, 13 different pins in his world bass map.

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