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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

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week saw a serious abundance of straight-up fun, ridiculous videos — four-minute blasts of joy that didn’t take themselves the tiniest bit seriously. I’ll take that over a bunch of serious art videos that want to push the form forward. Hype Williams and Kanye West’s seizure-inducing tremorfest had nothing on any of the five… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 17, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Download TNGHT’s BBC Mix

Last month on Diplo’s BBC show Diplo And Friends, TNGHT — the project of collaborating producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice — dropped an hour-long mix consisting of the outfit’s most important touchpoints as well as some of their own original material. It’s not available for download, and it’s got all the right stuff — Kanye,… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 15, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Three Loco – “We Are Farmers” (Feat. Diplo) Video

The video for Three Loco’s “We Are Farmers” — the collaboration between Riff Raff, Andy Milonakis and Dirt Nasty that samples the Farmers Insurance theme, obviously — goes in places both literal and ridiculous, wherein we find the three doing farm chores before kicking back to watch Diplo on a handset television. It’s everything you… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 14, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Three Loco – “We Are Farmers (Feat. Diplo)”

Three Loco is something of a supergroup that features rappers/meme mavens Andy Milonakis, Dirt Nasty and Riff Raff, and the original version of “We Are Farmers,” a cut that samples the Farmers Insurance theme, has been around since late last year. So, what makes this incarnation of the track particularly notable is that Diplo ra… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012 - 5:50 pm

From T.I. To TNGHT: A Look At Trap Rave

Do a search for “trap” on SoundCloud and you’ll find more than 500 tracks uploaded with the tag in the last three days. What’s interesting, though, are the labels that show up with the most frequency in the similar tags section: “bass,” “club,” “dance,” “dj,” “dubstep,” and “electronic” appear right below the expected “rap,” “hip-hop,”… More »

By: Puja Patel / August 6, 2012 - 11:24 am

Major Lazer Free The Universe Details

A few months ago, Major Lazer, the dancehall project from Diplo and Switch, released “Get Free,” the surprisingly restrained and pretty collaboration with Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman. And we’ve been hearing bits and pieces about a new Major Lazer album for a long time now. Today, the group finally got around to announcing the details:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Usher – “Climax (Dave Sitek Remix)”

Sound wizard/TVOTR member Dave Sitek takes Usher and Diplo’s “Climax” in a much more harrowing direction in his remix of the track, which is saying a lot because the original is pretty pain-filled as is. It makes Usher sound out of place, in an interesting way, and the cold, strangely futuristic sounds Sitek uses make… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Demons” Video, Diplo Remix

Here’s the clip for Sleigh Bells’ “Demons,” an intense visual that serves as the best summary of the visceral Sleigh Bells live experience to date. According to Pitchfork, it’s an homage to classic Pantera videos and it’s composed of live footage from tour stops in Omaha, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Houston. The Bells’ own Derek… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 22, 2012 - 10:10 am

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

On the heels of “Express Yourself” comes another new cut from Diplo’s forthcoming EP, a stuttering, hypnotic dancehall cut called “Set It Off.” It’s a collaboration between Diplo and Burlington, VT DJ duo Lazerdisk Party Sex. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 17, 2012 - 10:29 am