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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

Major Lazer – “Jessica” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

We don’t get too many opportunities to hear Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig sing in a fake patois, and when one comes along, we’ve got to collectively grab it and cherish it. Koenig sings lead on “Jessica,” a new one-drop robo-reggae tune from Diplo’s Major Lazer project, and he switches from a pinched and sweet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 8:44 am

PSY – “Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Tyga)

Diplo will not let memes die, and now he’s applied his remixing talents to PSY’s K-pop goof “Gangnam Style,” the most popular song in the history of YouTube. The frantically ping-ponging Diplo remix doesn’t keep too many elements of the original track, but it does add some partied-out new verses from radio-rap heroes 2 Chainz… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 10:46 am

Diplo – “Butter’s Theme” Video

Diplo, A-Trak, and Skrillex just got together to start a new YouTube channel called Potato, and now Diplo has used it to debut the video for “Butter’s Theme,” a fizzy electro track from his Express Yourself EP. The clip, from director Reuben Dangoor, is a hallucinatory kaleidoscope of girls twerking in ski masks and face-bandanas,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Diplo, Skrillex, And A-Trak Start YouTube Music Network POTATO

For the past few days over social media, Diplo, Skrillex, and A-Trak have been dropping clues about a new project with the wacky name “Potato Will Eat You.” On a YouTube channel, they have each posted a short video of a cute animated potato with arms and legs wearing a crown, singing and dancing and… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 16, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Usher – “Go Missin'” (Prod. Diplo)

There’s a lot for Usher and Diplo to live up to after “Climax,” their breathtaking collaboration with Nico Muhly. Perhaps that track was appropriately titled, because “Go Missin'” doesn’t hit the same mark. I did mention earlier this week that Usher does have a boring side and here he’s leaning that way. Diplo’s production, however,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 15, 2013 - 11:06 am

Download Katy B Danger EP (Feat. Jessie Ware, Diplo, & More)

With her great 2011 debut album On A Mission, the young London pop singer found a way to let her starry-eyed exhilaration shine through overwhelming steamroller club beats. And now she’s followed it up with a new four-song free EP called Danger, which features a whole ton of collaborations. Jessie Ware, Wiley, and Iggy Azalea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2012 - 9:53 am

Major Lazer – “Jah No Partial” (Feat. Flux Pavilion)

Even through its great first single “Get Free” has been floating around for months, Major Lazer’s forthcoming sophomore album Free The Universe has seen its release pushed back, and it won’t be out until early next year. But here’s another indication of how it might sound: New track “Jah No Partial,” in which Diplo enlist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Diplo – “About That Life” Video (Feat. Jahan Lennon)

This morning, we posted “About That Life,” the excellent and deeply uncharacteristic new song from Diplo and former PO PO member Jahan Lennon — a track more concerned with strummy psych-rock transcendence than dance-floor insanity. And we’ve already got the video for the song. Directors @LILINTERNET and Jack Cearnal go so heavy on hazy imagery… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Diplo – “About That Life” (Feat. Jahan Lennon)

Diplo and Jahan Lennon (Zeb from the now-defunct PO PO) sit back on the laid-back psychedelic jam “About That Life,” a track accented with hand percussion, acoustic guitars and very little of the usual Diplo bombast. Diplo’s been working on a new solo album, so this could possibly end up on that release. Download it… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 20, 2012 - 9:16 am

No Doubt – “Push And Shove” (Prod. Diplo)

Here’s another new single from the reunited No Doubt, the Push And Shove title track which the group premiered today on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. Diplo is along for the ride and the producer instills some energy into the anthem. Bassist Tony Kanal: “It’s our ‘Bohemian Rhapsody'” (via RS). Any way the wind blows, I… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 29, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Diplo – “Set It Off” (Feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex) Video

Here’s the video for Diplo’s “Set If Off,” a video in which a fixed stripper pole in the center of the screen leads to the hypnotic presence of twirling and spinning strippers. Also, it’s set in space, which is worth noting. NSFP — Not Safe For Physicists. Ryan Staake directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 21, 2012 - 1:12 pm