Thanks to one electronic dance music artist, you can add another “Baby Shark” remix to the list. Jauz performed a bass-thumping, EDM version of the viral children’s song at Coachella over the weekend.
It all started when, last November, Jauz tweeted that he would remake “Baby Shark” if his post got at least 20,000 retweets—which it quickly surpassed, receiving over 26,000 shares.
So when he took the stage at the popular music festival, fans were treated to the catchy tune remixed with the electronic song “Sandstorm” by Darude, complete with a pounding bassline worthy of any house party.
“Yesterday was the absolute fucking best,” Jauz wrote on Twitter after the event, adding, “Apologies to all the parents who had their kids listen to my baby shark remix debut thru all my swearing.” He also shared a photo of the massive billboard announcing his song’s debut which read “The Real Daddy Shark.”
User @swallalisaa tweeted a video of the performance on Friday night, which has garnered over 1.2 million views so far. And the responses were very divided. While many people gushed over the DJ’s remix, others were not happy about Jauz’s song of choice, with comments like, “I’m very disappointed in humanity right now” and “I don’t know what planet I live on anymore.”
But Jauz has a message for all of his haters. On Sunday, in response to the negativity, he tweeted, “After Friday I’ve realized there really are two types of people in the world: People who can have fun [and] people who can’t take a fucking joke and think my Baby Shark remix is going to destroy all of dance music.”
And Jauz isn’t the first celebrity to put their touch on Pinkfong’s earworm. John Legend also recently covered “Baby Shark” in a rendition that included a five-piece mariachi band.
Idk. Seeing this Coachella goers jamming to BABY SHARK makes my nervousness go away shskskskshsks
— J A D E | GODLISA (@swallalisaa) April 13, 2019
After Friday I’ve realized there really are two types of people in the world….
-People who can have fun
-People who can’t take a fucking joke and think my Baby Shark remix is going to destroy all of dance music
Both are fine. But I think I know who I’d rather be 😂
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) April 14, 2019