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Outkast, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels Playing 2014 Mad Decent Block Parties

Here’s at least one more of Outkast’s 40 festival appearances this year. The newly expanded traveling Mad Decent Block Party features different lineups on different dates, and the Denver stop will be headlined by none other than Big Boi and Andre 3000. Other performers throughout the tour include Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo – “Hero”

The biggest Frank Ocean story Friday, before news broke that Chipotle is suing him, was the impending arrival of a new Converse-sponsored collaboration with Diplo and Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. That song is here now. It’s called “Hero,” and it presents a classic Ocean vocal against a retro-futurist sound that might work… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 10, 2014 - 9:06 am

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo Write A Song For Converse

Converse do a good job of integrating their brand among music types. If you’re at SXSW next week, for instance, you will see no shortage of One-Star logos plastered across Austin. (You probably have a reasonable chance of going home with a free pair of Chucks or two, honestly.) Anyway, the sneaker company will head… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 7, 2014 - 11:32 am

Major Lazer – “Lose Yourself” (Feat. Moska & RDX) Video

For “Lose Yourself,” a song from the new Apocalypse Soon EP, Diplo’s Major Lazer project brought in help from the dance producer Moska and the be-suited, fauxhawked dancehall duo RDX. In the song’s brand-new video, Diplo, Moska, and a group of very energetic dancers visit a forest and an abandoned church. Goats show up. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Diplo – “Biggie Bounce” Video + “Drunk in Love” Remix

Chances are no one at Georgia’s Mableton Moose Lodge knew who Diplo was when he showed up to shoot the video for “Biggie Bounce,” but they probably won’t forget him anytime soon. The producer arrived with featured rappers Travis Porter and Angger Dimas in tow, along with some dancers who tried their best to twerk… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2014 - 2:33 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Dance producers were getting it done this week. There were so many great dance (or dance-influenced pop) videos this week that I wish MTV would reboot Amp so that stoned college kids could come home after parties and zone out while discovering them, the way some of us might’ve done once upon a time. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Diplo – “Revolution” Video

Last year, Diplo released his Revolution EP, and the honking, dubsteppy title track — a collaboration with Faustix, Imanos, and Kai — gets its own video today. The clip is full of vivid but disconnected imagery: Nightclub bacchanals, speeding motorcycles, feverish Pentecostal services, boxers warming up, glass breaking, office drones getting baked. I would not… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 9:33 am

Major Lazer – “Sweat” Video (Feat. Laidback Luke & Ms. Dynamite)

“Sweat,” a pounding collaboration with the Dutch producer Laidback Luke and the British rapper Ms. Dynamite, was one of the increasingly few tracks on Major Lazer’s sophomore album Free The Universe that didn’t have a music video, and that changes today. The visually striking clip, from director Ryan Staake, consists almost entirely of painted people… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013 - 10:53 am

Grizzly Bear – “Will Calls (Diplo Remix)”

Will Calls (Marfa Demo)” heralded the release of Shields Expanded, the deluxe reissue of Grizzly Bear’s 2012 opus, and proved that the aborted Texas recording sessions that kicked off the album’s creation narrative weren’t a complete bust after all. Diplo’s club-ready version of “Will Calls” further shows its worth, ramping up the beast’s adrenaline, lining… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 22, 2013 - 10:29 am

Q&A: Wayne Coyne On The New Flaming Lips EPs, Passing Off The Space Bubble To Diplo, And His Rivalry With Arcade Fire

We already spoke to Wayne Coyne once this year and turned him loose on the turntables, but the Flaming Lips have had such a whirlwind 2013 that they merit yet another check-in. Since releasing The Terror, the Lips have been on a tear: They recorded a pair of new EPs: a limited edition collaborative releaseMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Stream Diplo Revolution EP

Diplo has dropped a couple singles from his Revolution EP, including the title track a few weeks ago. Now you can stream the entire thing and finally hear what his collaborations with RiFF RAFF and Action Bronson sound like. You can stream the EP below and buy it starting today. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 11:23 am

Sia – “Elastic Heart” (Feat. The Weeknd & Diplo)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a teenager-targeted blockbuster movie about control and calculation and heartlessness and struggle, so maybe it’s appropriate that the Weeknd shows up on a couple of tracks on the movie’s soundtrack. Other than Coldplay’s “Atlas,” the first song we’ve heard from that soundtrack is “Elastic Heart,” from the Australian adult-contempo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Diplo – “Revolution” (Feat. Faustix, Imanos, & Kai)

A Diplo EP would already sound like a party, but his upcoming Revolution EP feels especially like that just by the sheer number of guests he’s invited. We’re still waiting to hear how Action Bronson, RIFF RAFF, and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire will fit into his productions, but for now we have the bumping title track… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 13, 2013 - 5:34 pm

MØ – “XXX 88″ Video

The icy Danish pop singer MØ appeared on our radar earlier this year with “Glass,” but she jumped up another level with the fearsome Diplo-produced banger “XXX 88.” And someone spent some serious money on the song’s just-released video, which stars MØ as a suburban teenager who imagines herself as some sort of world-traveling glam-po… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 4:03 pm

MØ – “XXX 88″ (Prod. Diplo)

We first heard from Danish singer MØ back in February when she wowed us with her gloomy glitter bomb “Glass.” She’ll be releasing an EP this fall and this Diplo-produced cut “XXX 88,” which is the same kind of dark pop she’s known for, is the first single. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 29, 2013 - 4:56 pm

DJ Fresh Vs. Diplo – “Earthquake” (Feat. Dominique Young Unique) Video

The fizzy dance-rap track “Earthquake” is a collaboration between Diplo and DJ Fresh — the British drum & bass one, not the producer of evocative and ’80s-reminiscent Bay Area cult-rap — and it features the Florida party-rapper Dominique Young Unique. It’s the first single from Fresh’s debut solo album, which is coming next year, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Watch The “Blacklisted” M.I.A. Documentary Trailer

Film director and M.I.A. collaborator Steven Loveridge took to Tumblr to post a teaser trailer for a documentary about the artist that has been put on hold, apparently, due to funding issues. M.I.A.’s labels had the trailer removed from YouTube within hours, citing legal and financial problems holding up completion of the film. The trailer… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 8, 2013 - 11:05 am

Major Lazer – “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” Video (Feat. Busy Signal)

The video for “Watch Out For This (Bumaye),” a fired-up track from Major Lazer’s new album Free The Universe, takes Diplo and dancehall superstar Busy Signal time-traveling back to 1993, when Kingston, Jamaica was (apparently) overflowing with gold lame and banana-yellow sweatsuits and women’s fashions that will hurt your brain. Every single person in thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013 - 3:07 pm

Watch Major Lazer Play Fallon With Dirty Projectors & The Roots

If you caught any of Major Lazer’s frantic, fun-as-hell festival-rocking live shows over the last few years, you likely saw girls twerking on speaker-risers, Skerritt Bwoy performing death-defying feats of daggering, and Diplo perched behind his DJ table, looking vaguely bemused at the whole spectacle. But the Major Lazer that appeared last night on LateMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013 - 8:52 am

Download Major Lazer Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2

The release of Major Lazer’s sophomore album Free The Universe looms, and Diplo’s cartoonish EDM-dancehall hybrid has already released one free-online EP of remixes and ephemera. And now they’ve followed it up with Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2, the second in a planned trilogy of EPs. The new one has remixes from Flosstradamus, Blood Diamonds,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2013 - 11:37 am