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Enferno Live Remixes Just Blaze and Baauer’s ‘Higher’

ENFERNO
 
When it comes to live remixers, Washington, D.C.-based DJ ENFERNO immediately comes to mind. The former DMC champ has built a reputation for delivering creative and impressive routines in recent years, averaging over 100,000 views per video.
 
Now, returning for his first solo routine since 2014, ENFERNO has flipped Just Blaze and Baauer’s trap anthem “Higher.” The four-minute video includes scratching, juggling, finger drumming, and piano playing — at times simultaneously.
 
The performance has even inspired Blaze himself:
 


 

 
Here’s a complete list of the equipment that ENFERNO used for the routine:
 
Hardware:
 
– Apple MacBook Pro
– Native Instruments Maschine Mikro
– Native Instruments Maschine MK2
– Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49
– Native Instruments Traktor Audio 6
– Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS
– Technics 1200s
 
Software:
 
– Ableton Live 9
– Native Instruments Kontakt New York Concert Grand
– Native Instruments Massive
– Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2
 
Related: Watch Enferno and Shiftee’s ‘Pop Music’ Routine

Baauer Releases Free Sample Pack of Exotic Sounds

Baauer and Nick Hook
 
Last week, Red Bull TV premiered a fascinating documentary about Baauer’s journey around the world to find samples for his debut album. The 26-minute video, which also features DJ/producer Nick Hook, follows the artists as they travel to remote regions in the United Arab Emirates and Japan in search for inspiration and sounds.
 
In a generous move, Baauer has now released a free sample pack that includes nearly 200 sounds recorded throughout his journey. The collection includes samples of rare and exotic animals, instruments and more. Download it here.
 

“I learned how to make music and develop my style [by] pulling sounds from the Internet and manipulating them on the laptop … For the first time, I got to get outside and find sounds and record them. In that way, it completely changed the way I make music.”

 
Watch Baauer’s documentary Searching for Sound:
 

 
Related: Just Blaze and Baauer Discuss Collaborating

Baauer Searches the World for Samples


 
The man behind “Harlem Shake” has embarked on a worldwide search for unusual artists, rare instruments and sounds that will inspire his debut album. To shed light on the process, a new documentary from Red Bull TV titled “Searching for Sound” follows Baauer as he finds, records and transforms raw sounds into his distinctive style. Watch the trailer above and the full 26-minute documentary on November 6.
 
Also be sure to check out Baauer’s new track “One Touch VIP” featuring AlunaGeorge.
 
Related: Mark Ronson on How Sampling Transformed Music