Baauer, the DJ who rose to fame off his viral hit “Harlem Shake,” has unveiled a frenzied new dance track “How Can You Tell Me When It’s Done?” It’s the DJ’s first song since releasing his debut album, Aa, which featured appearances from hip-hop luminaries like Pusha T, Future, M.I.A. and G-Dragon.
Written with budding DJ C.Z., “How Can You Tell Me When It’s Done?” begins in Baauer’s signature style: a barrage of warping synths, bass and spitfire trap percussion. Throughout the song, Baauer and C.Z. deftly transition between this onslaught and a blissed-out section that sparkles with futuristic blips, choral voices and a gooey trumpet riff.
Baauer spent much of the summer on the road supporting Aa. He is scheduled to tour Europe throughout the fall and play two upcoming U.S. dates. Baauer also recently kicked off his globe-trotting new show on Beats 1 radio, “Studio B.”