Baauer might've taken a moment out for spiritual enlightenment with his last single "Clang" but now the Brooklyn producer's back with an undeniable hit. "One Touch"—the lead single from a new EP titled ß, due November 4th on LuckyMe (this remix is already out there)—features a lullaby-like hook from Aluna of UK pop duo Alunageorge, and the raspy flow and unmistakable shrieks of Rae Sremmurd, who are fresh from ruling day one of the FADER Fort. It's a smart and seductive combination, and one that came together a little by accident.
"I recorded Aluna over a year ago, when we first met," Baauer told The FADER. "The track I gave her was so basic and had no chord progression or anything so she said 'you gotta give me something to work with' and made that the intro. I held on to the track for a while and changed it about 1000 times. Fast forward about a year, I was in Vegas with Swae and Slim (Rae Sremmurd) recording them rapping over the GTA V loading screen song. It was incredible. The next night, back in New York, I put the Aluna and Rae verses together just for fun… and it sounded reaal good. :D"
If this doesn't replace "Don't Tell 'Em" as car drivers' blast tune of choice, I will buy a hat and eat it.