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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

Bonde Do Rolê – “Kilo” Video

Brazilian baile-funk art-kids Bonde Do Rolê were the first act that Diplo signed to Mad Decent, but we haven't heard from them in a while. That changes next month when the group releases its Tropicalbacanal album. Diplo produced the album alongside Filip Nikolic, otherwise known as Poolside, and it includes guests like Caetano Veloso, Da… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Watch No Doubt Prep New Major Lazer-Assisted Track “Push & Shove”

Last summer we posted a photo from Major Lazer's visit to No Doubt laboratories, where Diplo and Switch made nice with Gwen Stefani's crew and, according to @NoDoubt's tweet that day, worked on a collabo track called "Push And Shove." That demo has survived every subsequent production, label, and band meeting to the point that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 10, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Skrillex, Diplo, & Grimes Touring Canada By Train

The best live act I saw at SXSW is touring Canada by train, and he's taking Diplo and Grimes with him! By now, the fact that I love Skrillex has passed into some sort of Stereogum-infamy history, but seriously, Canadians, if you get a chance, watch this guy melt the faces of vast numbers of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Feat. Amber Coffman)

Last month Major Lazer previewed "Get Free," a track for which Diplo recruited Dirty Projectors siren Amber Coffman. Well now, it's out today, and downloadable at majorlazergetfree.com for the price of an email. It's good! There's a video, too, featuring Major Lazer's cartoon dancehall commando sitting on a pile of dinosaur bones and staring off… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Azealia Banks – “Fuck Up The Fun” (Prod. Diplo)

Over the weekend, Azealia Banks posted a new track called "Fuck Up The Fun," a drum-heavy track produced by Diplo that showcases a rapid, dense flow of shit-talk from Banks. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 26, 2012 - 10:28 am

Hear A Preview Of A New Major Lazer Song Featuring Amber Coffman

Major Lazer dropped a tour teaser today that premiered a snippet of a the new "Get Free," a track that features Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman. It's out officially 4/16, but scope the trailer in the meantime and check out some tour dates below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm