Baauer, M.I.A. And G-Dragon Team Up On “Temples”


Bauuer‘s celebrated return to dance music has already taken him to some unexpected places. His latest collaboration follows suit, as he’s enlisted English rapper M.I.A. and K-pop lyricist G-Dragon on his new track, “Temples.”

A hip-hop song focused more on lyrical content than Baauer’s unique sound design, “Temples” opens with samples from what sounds like a guided meditation recording. Verses by M.I.A. instill her trademark aggression into the tone of the song before G-Dragon takes over – although his own contributions are almost entirely in Korean, making them difficult for western audiences to assess.

K-pop has intersected with dance music more and more lately, most recently with Skrillex’s contributions to 4Minute’s “싫어 (Hate).” At this rate, perhaps South Korea will prove more of a contender in the worldwide electronic music industry.

In the meantime, listen to Baauer’s collaboration with M.I.A. and G-Dragon, “Temples,” by clicking on the player above. Afterwards, sound off in the comments section below in regards to what you think of the track.

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