Baauer & Just Blaze: The Big League Tour Does Orlando [Show Review]
Baauer and Just Blaze have embarked on their Big League Tour. With a fresh new collab song that showcases both producers’ strong points, the duo are ready to wreck clubs around the country with their DJ skills.
We were lucky enough to catch the show in Orlando on Saturday at Club Firestone. Orlando local Big Makk had duties as opening DJ and despite coming back from a 10-day Northeast tour, landing just hours before the show, he came with full energy. Big Makk stirred the crowd up with moombahton, dubstep, trap, kuduro and more, being sure to leave the bangers for the oncoming DJs. But just because he didn’t play “Mercy” doesn’t mean he can’t get the Firestone-faithful going. He used a combination of his own tracks, which are gaining attention from everyone from Diplo to Bassnectar, and some deep cuts to pump up the party.
Just Blaze came on next and delivered the most talented performance we’ve ever seen. A classically trained producer / DJ, Just Blaze juggled hip hop, rap and trap while displaying the sickest skills on the 1’s and 2’s. Beat juggling like it’s nothing, he played cuts from Jay-Z, Dipset, Joe Budden, along with some new trap tracks that he’s most likely working on with Baauer. And yes, the infectious, new banger “Higher” was played in a “Niggas in Paris”-esque 3 times throughout the night.
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Baauer took the stage next and absolutely annihilated it. While the DJ skills weren’t up to Just Blaze’s, he made up for it with a flawless song selection. You know how crazy club nights look in the movies? Slam-packed, girls on stripper polls, hands waving, etc. It was all on display as Baauer dropped RL Grime’s “Satisfaction” remix, his own certified hood classic “Harlem Shake” and cuts by Skrillex, Major Lazer and Jay-Z (“Big Pimpin” Baby)!
The house lights hit at 2:30am to avoid conflict with the police (laws will be laws…), but the crowd wasn’t ready to leave. Just Blaze beat-boxed for a good 30 seconds and the place went mental! A true display of talent by one of hip-hop’s greatest producers.
Be sure to catch the Big League Tour in a city near you!
01-30 Calgary, Alberta – Commonwealth 01-31 London, Ontario – London Music Hall 02-01 Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton 02-02 Denver, CO – City Hall 02-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Celebrities 02-07 San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet * 02-08 Chicago, IL – The Mid 02-09 Edmonton, Alberta – Empire Ballroom 02-10 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Opera Ultralounge * 02-13 Ann Arbor, MI – The Necto 02-14 Boston, MA – Middle East 02-15 New York, NY -Webster Hall 02-16 Minneapolis, MN – The Loft
* Baauer only