Baauer & What So Not at Union Transfer | Philadelphia, PA | October 23rd, 2017


  • Date:Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Venue:Union Transfer
  • Address:1026 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • Age:18+
  • Artists:Baauer, What So Not
  • Time:07:30 PM


The love child of Brooklyn and the Internet, Baauer was born out of noise. A sound that began steeped in the 4/4 dance tradition, slowly took on hip hop tendencies until the two became one. Influenced heavily by southern hip-hop and UK bass sounds, Baauer has found himself smack dab in the middle of the electronic renaissance. He is the delectable fusion of future-crunk and leather shaken aggressively in a bottle for years and has only just opened the top to pour the mixture out.


Hailing from the sandstone bedrock that is Sydney, this duo (one half skyrocketing electronic act FLUME, one half flaming dj rocket EMOH INSTEAD) is the fresh face of our beloved ‘Sweat it Out’ & voice of the ADD generation. 2010 saw the beginnings of the ‘What So Not’ journey into the musical unknown. Smelting sarcastic synth leads, vocal transpositions & the ever-essential 808, the two manipulated past and future to form their own eclectic brand of Dance music.

After hours, weeks and months of intense production sessions; fingers raw, throats horse and brains stretched, they presented their case to the Dance Legend himself. Much praise & excitement erupted over the now known; ‘7 Dollar Bill’, title track for What So Not’s Debut EP – & the results appeared unanimous; Switch (Major Lazer), Bag Raiders, Sinden, Boys Noize & countless others, all on board for this new bread Bamboo Banger.

Released in Mid November 2011, the 4 track EP has already received a good workout from Tripple J’s Friday night Shuffle, Fbi’s Sunsets & cast a spell of seduction over the general clubbing public. With tour dates in their diaries & the globe in their sights, the ball is well & truly in motion for these young Sydney upstarts!

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