Posts tagged "Diplo"

@Drake feat. @LilTunechi & @Tyga - The Motto

This track works wonders in clubs right now. Loving the video’s Bay Area love (especially the Amoeba music appearance). Mac Dre shout 56 seconds in (and E-40 appearance) FTW. On a somewhat related note, check Diplo opening his hyphy set at Ruby Skye (!?) a few months ago with the classic Mac Dre track Drake is referencing. 

@majorlazer @diplo New Year’s Eve mix for @anniemacdj (BBC Radio 1)

Let’s start off 2012 with one of the best mixes you’ll hear all year. 20 minutes of madness. Mind = blown.

Original Don Don Don

Major Lazer feat. The Partysquad - Original Don

New Major Lazer…it’s insane. No pop appeal whatsoever, kind of sounds like hardstyle dutch gabber techno from the 90s. But the break at the 2 minute mark will have club kids going bonkers, that’s for sure. 

Mavado - Delilah (Diplo Remix)

Dancehall meets dubstep…

Amazing promo vid for this year’s Hard Summer Music Festival in LA, which takes place on Saturday, August 6. Tickets usually sell out fast, get them here. The festival always has some surprises up its sleeve, whether it’s DJ AM (RIP) performing in a Daft Punk costume in 2008 or Diplo having Lil Jon as a suprise hype man on stage in 2009. You don’t want to miss this.

Holy ship! Cruise ship party to the Bahamas featuring Diplo, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, Laidback Luke, Buraka Som Sistema etc. Stopover at a private island. Put together by the Hard Festival team. Cabins go on sale June 15. Cruise takes place on January 6-9, 2012. Sounds amazing. More info:

Holy ship! Cruise ship party to the Bahamas featuring Diplo, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, Laidback Luke, Buraka Som Sistema etc. Stopover at a private island. Put together by the Hard Festival team. Cabins go on sale June 15. Cruise takes place on January 6-9, 2012. Sounds amazing. More info:

Beyonce vs. Major Lazer (Live @ 2011 Billboard Awards)

Beyonce - Run The World

New single produced by Diplo, using his Major Lazer/Afrojack “Pon De Floor” synth line and drums.

Amazing live performance incorporating a gigantic video screen.

Tiesto’s 2010 Paycheck

According to Billboard, Tiesto’s 2010 Kaleidoscope tour grossed $28.6 million and achieved more than 525,000 in attendance to 110 shows, making him one of the 25 top grossing live artists of 2010. Even if he just took home a 10-20% margin on that sum, he got a healthy seven figure paycheck. 

"Some of the highlights would be closing the main stage at Coachella after Muse, performing to 20,000-plus in Red Square in Moscow and another sold-out Ibiza residency at the world’s largest nightclub, Privilege," says Paul Morris, worldwide agent for Tiesto at AM Only.

Too bad his music sucks. This didn’t help, either.

This music video is out of control. It’s basically a modern-day sequel to the lo-fi Das Racist video game I posted a few weeks back. Some wtf moments you’ll discover if you play close attention:

  • In the background of the Lil Jon vs. Diplo fight scene: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, John McCain and Sarah Palin wearing oversized middle finger gloves
  • Lil Jon throwing a hamburger and a chicken at Diplo
  • A bear and a baby dancing in the background of the club scene
  • Silver horses running next to race cars
  • Taiwanese subtitles that, at one point, refer to Erol Alkan (I wish somebody would translate them)

The video was put together by the Taiwanese production house NMA aka the people behind those viral computer animated tabloid news videos. I’m not too fond of the song itself, which is the first single off Diplo’s dubstep compilation

By the way, the compilation looks rather dated and uninspired in my book (track list below). But if you’re not familiar with the genre you might still find it an interesting release.


1. Joker & Ginz: Re-Up

2. Major Lazer feat. Mr Lexx & Santigold: Hold The Line (Skream Remix)

3. DZ: Down

4. Diplo feat. Lil Jon: U Don’t Like Me (Datsik Remix)

5. Zomby: Strange Fruit 6. Brackles: Glazed

7. Jessica Mauboy: Burn (Stenchman Remix)

8. Doctor P: Sweet Shop

9. Rusko: Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)

10. Untold: Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix)

11. Borgore feat. Diplo: Sunset

12. James Blake: Sparing The Horse

13. Benga: 26 Basslines

14. Little Jinder: Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)

15. Rudi Zygadlo: Resealable Friendship (Starkey Remix)

16. Rusko feat. Amber Coffman: Hold On (Subfocus Remix)

Will this prompt hipsters to throw away their iPhones? Probably not.

Highlight: Dude has a Mondrian in his (?) living room (check the 15 second mark).

Duck Sauce (Armand Van Helden & A-Trak) - Barbara Streisand

How many cameos can you fit into a single music video? Duck Sauce set the bar pretty high with the So-Me directed vid for their second single, “Barbara Streisand”. Guest appearances include Kanye West, Just Blaze, Pharrell, DJ Premier, ?uestlove, Chromeo, Santigold, Diplo, DJ Mehdi, Todd Terry, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Jew Diamond Phillips of Team Facelift, Smif-n-Wessun, Dust La Rock, Ryan Leslie, Buckshot, Yelawolf…and probably ten other artists and NY nightlife figures that I didn’t recognize. The cameos are actually woven in pretty cleverly from a musical perspective (see ?uestlove’s drum part, for example) and the song itself is a Boney M sampling disco house jam that’s tons of fun.

"Barbara Streisand" will be available on iTunes, Amazon et al. on October 12th. There have been dozens of crappy blog house remixes floating around, so it’ll be good to finally have the official version.

- Jens

Sit Down, Man

Das Racist, the guys behind one of the most mindblowing music videos of the year, just released their new mixtape “Sit Down, Man” and it’s pretty much as amazing as their video. The mix was put together by Diplo, who also produced “You Can Sell Anything”, one of the release’s standout tracks (4th most popular track on Hype Machine last week).

If that’s too much hipster cred for some of the indie hip hop heads out there: You’ll probably get it together by the time you hear the track they did with Def Jux founder and former Company Flow mastermind El-P.

You can grab the mixtape for free here. Tracklist below.


01. wkcr stretch and bobbito show w quincy jones (intro)
02. all tan everything (ft. jay-z) [prod. sabzi]
03. puerto rican cousins [prod. gordon voidwell and alex kestner]
04. hahahaha jk? [prod. boi-1da]
05. town business (ft. kassa overall) [prod. kassa overall]
06. commercial [prod. teengirl fantasy]
07. people are strange [prod. devo springsteen]
08. luv it mayne (ft. fat tony & bo p) [prod. tom cruz]
09. amazing (ft. lakutis) [prod. keepaway]
10. fashion party (with chairlift) [prod. chairlift]
11. rapping 2 u (ft. lakutis) [prod. sha-leik]
12. rooftop (ft. despot) [prod. dame grease]
13. irresponsible (ft. lakutis) [prod. like magic + das racist]
14. return to innocence [prod. dash speaks]
15. julia (the very best remix) [prod. das racist]
16. roc marciano joint (ft. roc marciano) [prod. mike finito]
17. you can sell anything [prod. diplo]
18. sit down, man (ft. el-p) [prod. scoop deville]
19. sit down, people (by dapwell and quincy jones)
20. free jazzmataz [prod. vijay iyer and das racist]

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