UPDATE: The ‘con los terroristas’ sample on “Harlem Shake” comes via yet another Hollerboard alum, DJ Apt One
The story of the terroristas sample is expectedly convoluted. In a since-deleted blog post, DJ Apt One, of the Philly DJ duo Philadelphyinz, explained his “small role” in the song’s creation. The sample first emerged in 2010, employed as part of a Philadelphyinz remix of Gregor Salto, DJ Gregory and Solo’s track “Con Alegria.” In 2011, that vocal sample was made available, a cappella, as part of T&A Breaks 3: Moombahton Loops & Samples, a compilation put together by DJ Ayres and Tittsworth. Baauer, who spent time living in Philly while working under the name Cap’nHarry and DJed at least once with Philadelphyinz, used the sample (presumably pulled from the T&A collection) and sent DJ Apt One the track in 2012. “We all appreciated the local incestuousness of [“Harlem Shake“‘s] creation,” wrote Apt One. “I can’t be happier for Philly and for Baauer getting some shine!” On a February 18th Reddit AMA, Baauer dodged a question about the sample, saying only: “found it on the innerweb.”

UPDATE: The ‘con los terroristas’ sample on “Harlem Shake” comes via yet another Hollerboard alum, DJ Apt One

The story of the terroristas sample is expectedly convoluted. In a since-deleted blog post, DJ Apt One, of the Philly DJ duo Philadelphyinz, explained his “small role” in the song’s creation. The sample first emerged in 2010, employed as part of a Philadelphyinz remix of Gregor Salto, DJ Gregory and Solo’s track “Con Alegria.” In 2011, that vocal sample was made available, a cappella, as part of T&A Breaks 3: Moombahton Loops & Samples, a compilation put together by DJ Ayres and Tittsworth. Baauer, who spent time living in Philly while working under the name Cap’nHarry and DJed at least once with Philadelphyinz, used the sample (presumably pulled from the T&A collection) and sent DJ Apt One the track in 2012. “We all appreciated the local incestuousness of [“Harlem Shake“‘s] creation,” wrote Apt One. “I can’t be happier for Philly and for Baauer getting some shine!” On a February 18th Reddit AMA, Baauer dodged a question about the sample, saying only: “found it on the innerweb.”

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    A little background on the sound behind the Internet craze The Harlem Shake.
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