AS Program Board Presents… The Warm Up ft. Vince Staples + Baauer
This show is GAUCHOS ONLY (current UCSB students only)- Access Cards are required for ticket purchase and entry! Your ticket will be loaded onto your Access Card- NO exceptions. Access Cards are available for purchase at the UCEN Info Desk Monday thru Friday from 10am- 4pm.
VINCE STAPLES: Rapper Vince staples released his his critically acclaimed debut Summertime ’06 album in 2015, and then saw his life turned right side up, going from being nearly trapped to having what appeared to be complete freedom. His most recent project, Big Fish Theory, delves into the confusion of sudden fame and acclimating to a lifestyle antithetical to the one he’d known, wrought with gang violence and poverty. Staples brings forth a vision that’s brutal, elegant, playful, and despondent in one breath. With Summertime ’06, Prima Donna, and Big Fish Theory behind him, Staples has set the tone for what’s yet to come. A standout rapper in today’s hip hop world, he keeps his sound deeply tied to his west coast roots and his message of that knows no boundaries.
BAAUER: Baauer is an electronic musician and producer who achieved mainstream notoriety for his immensely successful hit, “Harlem Shake”. After the single spread through YouTube it soon topped the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, and eventually won Dance Song of the Year and EDM Song of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards. The song is contagiously catchy with prominent synth lines, danceable bass grooves, and innovative samples of different sounds such as growling-lion noises. Critics such as Pitchfork and the Los Angeles Times have praised the song for its uniqueness and catchy qualities, and due to its success as an internet meme it has been looked at as the biggest viral sensation since “Gangnam Style”. Over the years Baauer’s music seemed to focus on trap and bass music as well as dubstep. Since the release of Harlem Shake, Baauer has made guest appearances on other artists’ singles such as Major Lazer’s track “Talk Bout Me” as well as released several remixes by bands like No Doubt and Disclosure.