Jauz Baby Shark remix

Exclusive Interview: Jauz Makes a Splash with Official ‘Baby Shark’ Remix!

Acclaimed DJ and producer, Jauz, has dropped a remix that everybody will doubtlessly know the lyrics to, Baby Shark.

We hear Jauz take on the worldwide viral track, that everybody’s children and even grandparents will recognise.

The track maintains the same lyrics as the original but includes an enjoyable drop and danceable beat.

Jauz said of the remix:

“Completely as a joke, I tweeted out that if a tweet got over 20,000 retweets, I would do the remix. I absolutely thought that was way too high of a goal, but boy was I wrong. It passed 20,000 within an hour or two of posting it; and the rest is history!”

Baby Shark – which is a dancing video created by Pinkfong – has racked up just under 3 billion views on YouTube, and is the South Korean educational entertainment company’s most famous video.

The fun collaboration with Jauz is also the first of its kind for the children’s educational brand of SmartStudy.

The electronic music producer dropped a sneak peek of the remix at Coachella 2019, mixing it into Darude’s dance classic, Sandstorm, and fans went wild.

We expect Jauz will gather just as much online and offline attention as the original version and kudos to the team; you’ll hate to love it!

We got the chance to chat to Jauz about the remix, upcoming collaborations, and future performances in his most influential place: the UK!

Hey Jauz! Tell us all about you and your music.

I grew up in San Francisco and moved to LA when I was 17, originally to go to university for Film; but I knew music was going to end up being my real career. When I was younger, I was sure I would end up being a guitar player for a metal band, but it really became serious when I found electronic music. I’ve been producing since I was 15 or 16, and when I was in university, I spent most days sitting in my dorm room making music instead of actually going to class. I dropped out and realized I needed to give music all of my attention. After a lot of doubt and hard work, somehow, I ended up here! My goal with the Jauz project has always been to make all different kinds of dance music; anything from tech house to drum and bass and everything in between. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that so far and this year we’re really expanding on that goal.

Why did you decide to remix Pinkfong’s Baby Shark?

When Baby Shark first really went viral, it immediately became a running joke. Fans, friends, family, everyone kept pestering me and poking me about making a remix. I never really thought it would end up happening but after so many people continuously asking, I finally figured I would let the internet decide for me. Completely as a joke, I tweeted out that if a tweet got over 20,000 retweets, I would do the remix. I absolutely thought that was way too high of a goal, but boy was I wrong. It passed 20,000 within an hour or two of posting it, and the rest is history!

What was the crowd’s reaction like at Coachella when you dropped your remix?

I think a lot of kids there were looking forward to it, because it had been a while since I had made that tweet about the remix in the first place. I had been pretty lowkey about saying anything related to how the remix was coming along until just a few days before Coachella, when I announced that weekend 1 was the first time I would play it for anyone. No one – other than my management – had even heard it at that point to be honest. So, all of those real “Jauz” fans who were there, were obviously super excited when it came on, but I think most of the other people in the crowd got a kick out of it as well. Coachella is such a diverse crowd, and at the end of the day the festival is all about having fun with your friends. It’s pretty hard not to smile and do a funny dance move when Baby Shark comes on so I felt like it was a perfect fit for Coachella.

If you could remix another song right now, what one would you pick?

Probably a Camelphat record. All of their vocals on their songs are so amazing, and I think the songs are open enough that I could really bring my flair to it. I’d love to be able to work some of their records into my festival sets and give them a bit more energy and aggressiveness.

Name three artists you’d love to work with!

1 – Metallica:Not because I think it would be a great collaboration, but because it would probably be REALLY weird; they’re probably the number one reason I’m a musician today. Even more than working on a record with them, I’d love to just get in the studio and watch them do their thing.

2 – Calvin Harris: I’m just such a massive fan of everything he does. He’s been making music for so many years and transformed his sound over and over again and every time it’s always so dope. Lots of respect for that guy.

3 – Bring Me the Horizon: I’ve been listening to them since I was 14 or 15 and to watch their progression from a gnarly deathcore band into one of the best rock/pop crossover bands at the moment has been so cool. Their music has also become increasingly more electronically influenced and I think there’s a lot of cool possibilties for a crossover there, or even just to do an awesome remix.

Are you excited to be performing at Creamfields this year? What do you love about English crowds?

I love everything about the UK and the music scene there. All of my main influences throughout the years – whether its metal or electronic music – have always come from the UK. So, when I got the opportunity to start playing shows across the pond, it felt really important to me. To be a kid from California playing shows and connecting with English crowds is probably one of the things I’m most proud of. And every time I come back, the shows just keep getting better and better. Creamfields is one of my favourite festivals to play every year, and I know this year is going to be absolutely mental.

What can we expect during your performance at SW4 (South West Four) later in the year?

SW4 is so exciting this year because I get to do my Bite This label takeover, and do a back to back set with Holy Goof. Goof has become one of my closest friends over the last few years and is absolutely smashing the UK at the moment. We have a lot of the same taste in dance music and we got to do our first official b2b set in Cardiff earlier this year; our only complaint is we didn’t have more time to play more songs! That show is going to be an absolute blast and you can definitely expect both, goof and I, to have some surprises in store.

So, can we expect more collaborations this year?

Always! From when I first started producing when I was 15, to now, I’ve always worked best around a group of friends. When we were kids, we would all get together after school and sit around a table at my friends’ house and just make music for hours and hours – together but also separately. I think this really influenced how I make music today, because while I definitely write a lot on my own, I know I write the best music with friends around and working with other artists. I’m always up for a session with whoever, whenever, and I think there’s a lot of cool crossovers we’re going to get to do this year!

What’s the most rewarding part of making your own music?

I don’t even know where to start. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do and now that I get to do it as a career, and really just live life exactly the way I want to is all anyone could ever ask for. Making music and putting it out into the world makes you feel very exposed and vulnerable, and to see so many people at shows and on the internet connecting with the same things I do is just beautiful.

What would you like to achieve by the end of 2019?

We have SO MANY plans for the rest of this year and beyond; I don’t want to spoil too much. What I will say is that my main goal is just to put out as much music as I humanly can. We have a lot of exciting projects coming in the next few months and I’m writing more and more music every day, so, I can’t even really say what’s next! As long as I get to keep creating and pushing my personal boundaries, I’m happy!

Check out Jauz’s take on Pinkfong’s worldwide phenomenon, Baby Shark, and tweet us your thoughts on the track that demands us to dance along to, over at @CelebMix!

Written by Jodi

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