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.