The wait is over. Brooklyn producer Baauer is back at it with his first full-length album, Aa. In partnership with MakerBot and Soylent, Baauer hosted his album listening party in New York City on March 25th. The event was bustling with industry insiders, who sipped on Soylent while listening to Baauer’s freshest sounds. A personal fan of 3D printing, Baauer enlisted MakerBot to enhance the space with over one hundred 3D prints of the Aa album art. The prints lined bar shelves, tabletops, and DJ area, and were also included in gift bags. With the high-energy sounds of “Day Ones” and “GoGo!” playing in the background, the Aa prints became the perfect accent pieces for this uniquely edgy atmosphere. The Aa prints became an artistic expression of Baauer’s sound, illuminating the space in eye-catching colors and tones. “The first few samples were printed at a large scale on a MakerBot Z18, with blue, grey, and glow in the dark filament. Then, we went smaller and used every color, from gold to translucent red, so that we could give them away to people who attended the party,” Baauer explains. The print itself was created using a CAD file that needed a lower polygon count to retain all the features of the original artwork. Being able to physically touch and feel the intricate details of the piece was important to Baauer. “I had it printed so that I could physically hold the art,” he shares. These prints quickly became a special layer of the entire Aa experience. Enjoy your own piece of this experience by buying your copy of Baauer’s Aa today!