Baauer, AJ Tracey, and Jae Stephens release Caribbean-inspired hip-hop hit, ‘3AM’
Baauer, AJ Tracey, Jae Stephens have released a hip-hop collaboration with Caribbean and UK grime undertones called “3AM.”
The Philadelphia trap producer responsible for the “Harlem Shake” steps outside his comfort zone to create a steady, rhythmic jam. Using the steel drum as the melodic topline to a percussion-heavy track further emphasizes its rhythmic nature and Caribbean feel. Late last year, Baauer experimented with Caribbean rhythms on his two-track Fool’s Gold project with A-Trak, Fern Gully / Dumbo Drop.
West London’s AJ Tracey has a voice that glides effortlessly along the swinging percussive elements. Contrasted nicely by Jae Stephens’ comforting voice leading up to the hook, this song proves to be an eclectic combination of styles that harmonize superbly.
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