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Diplo & M.I.A. Are Frenemies

M.I.A.'s big New York Times Magazine piece reveals a lot about the singer, and a lot of it isn't good. Writer Lynn Hirschberg includes barbs both small and large in her 8,000 words on the artist. (Example: "'I kind of want to be an outsider,' she said, eating a truffle-flavored French fry." Emphasis ours.)… More »

By: jessica / May 27, 2010

Sia – “Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

There was a regrettable lack of constant, persistent hand-clapping in Sia's "Clap Your Hands," the second single from the Australian singer's upcoming We Are Born. In his remix, Diplo focuses on hand-claps, and adds some "Pon De Floor"-esque pitch-shifting. It takes it in a seedy direction, especially compared to the fun-house-party feel of the… More »

By: jessica / April 26, 2010

Progress Report: Robyn

NAME: Robyn PROGRESS REPORT: Mixing the first of three mini-albums she will release this year. A big part of Robyn's story is how, when she felt frustrated with her former label, the Swedish singer started Konichiwa Records and decided how she would write and market her music. The downside of all that control? Everything take… More »

By: jessica / March 10, 2010

Major Lazer – “Sound Of Siren” (Feat. M.I.A. & Busy Signal)

This track surfaced yesterday, initially reported as a Busy Signal track featuring M.I.A. from the dancehall dude's Hott Ed Turf!!! mixtape, a credit later clarified by Diplo as "actually part of the major lazer EP thats out in APril." Major Lazer EP out in April! Skerrit Bwoy is already daggering a bottle of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 10, 2010

New I Blame Coco (Feat. Robyn) – “Caesar” (Diplo Remix) (Stereogum Premiere)

"Caesar" is the debut single from 19-year-old Coco Sumner, daughter of one Sting. She performs under the unintentionally topical name I Blame Coco. The electro-pop cut features a vocal from Robyn, who was just covered by Ted Leo. (Incidentally, Ted Leo definitely doesn't blame Coco.) Now "Caesar" gets a remix by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 18, 2010

Robyn Works On New LP, Remixes El Perro Del Mar, Sings With Sting’s Daughter

The lovable pop of Love Is Not Pop may have been somewhat overlooked this year, although El Perro Del Mar's got fans in high places helping to rectify the situation with folks from Beirut, Fuck Buttons, and Arcade Fire singling out Sarah Assbring's seven-song set as one of the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009

New Major Lazer Video – “Keep It Goin’ Louder” (Eric Wareheim Version)

The DayGlo Ferry Gouw/Jason Miller-directed clip for Diplo & Switch's zombie jam was pretty rad, but Eric Wareheim (who previously set "Pon De Floor" to dancehall dry humping) also did a Great Job. Watch his version here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 23, 2009

Photos, Video From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV's college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year's Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the logic underlying the way in which they had grouped together bands and pit them against one another. The logic being: their demographic is college, and college is the time… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2009

New Major Lazer Video – “Pon De Floor”

Tim & Eric's Eric Wareheim continues stockpiling hipster cred by taking a directorial credit on this new Major Lazer video. He brought a bit of an Awesome Show Great Job! sensibility to that clip for MGMT's "The Youth," but this one is more akin to his work on that hardcore-sex-masked-by-cute-animations piece for FlyingMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2009

Diplo Remixes The Dead Weather

Jack and Alison's "Treat Me Like Your Mother" seemed to have seen its most radical redressing when the mercurial pair shot the shit out of each other in a desert, but then somehow Diplo got commissioned to fuck with the track a bit. Good call on that, too. Diplo, in a manner true to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 21, 2009

New Major Lazer Video – “Hold The Line”

As we've mentioned, Major Lazer is "Paper Planes" producers Switch and Diplo's collaborative and conceptual dancehall project. As the concept goes, he's "a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984," etc. (e.g., he gets around on a rocket-powered silver-surfer board). Clearly someone of Major Lazer's stature (and super-powered prosthetic… More »

By: brandon / May 29, 2009

“Paper Planes” Producers Recruit Santigold For Monster War

"Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA." Pre… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 23, 2009

Stream Kanye’s Sky High Remix Album

West's been busy claiming self-defense, but in the meantime, a number of producers -- A-Trak, Diplo, and Stretch Armstrong, among others -- have been contributing their Graduation knob turnings to Plain Pat & DJ Benz's Sky High imeem remix project. As Benz puts it: This Kanye West remix project came together about a year… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2008

New Nirvana – “Swap Meet (Diplo MotorStorm Remix)”

Diplo's remixed Bleach's "Swap Meet" for the videogame Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. It was created by Evolution Studios, whose "audio lead" Alan McDermott had this to say about Diplo's ADD version of the 1989 track: This is our big hitter. First time ever, and it's exclusive to the MotorStorm Festival. MotorStorm has, in the past,… More »

By: brandon / November 11, 2008

The Inevitable “Love Lockdown”/”Reckoner” Mashup Is Here

Radiohead's "Reckoner" got a video earlier this month. Before that, a ton of remix contestants. Courtesy of DJ Earworm, the track now gets to share space with that other frequently talked about single -- Ellen-approved, auto-tuned "Love Lockdown." We have "Reckoner Lockdown" in audio and visual form. The video mashes Kanye'… More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2008

Radiohead’s New “Reckoner” Remix Is Up To You

But not before getting a spin from the pros. In announcing another "Nude"-styled project, Thom writes: There's a Remix site going up tomorrow for Reckoner here>> To start things off we asked James Holden and Diplo to do their versions. Now the elements are already being passed around to other artists.. The… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2008

of Montreal Sing About Dental Hygiene, Get Remixed By Mad Decent

On the eve of ambitious, enjoyably horn-dog Skeletal Lamping, the pansexual glam troupe of Montreal have recorded a song about keeping your mouth clean: It's aimed at getting kids to brush and will appear on Yo Gabba Gabba!, that Nick Jr./Nogging show for hip kids. MGMT, Mates of State, the Ting Tings,… More »

By: brandon / September 18, 2008

New Santogold (Feat. M.I.A. & Gorilla Zoe) – “Get It Up”

We know that former tour partners Santi and Maya are both Clash fans and Diplo associates, but it looked like the latter's "retirement" was going to get in the way of the inevitable collab. Turns out they did a track together last year but only now do we get to hear it. The song… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008

Coachella: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy You know what sucked for every band following Les Savy Fav yesterday? The fact that they had to follow Les Savy Fav yesterday. Under intensely blazing Indio heat, Harrington and his hockey blogging art-punkers set the bar high for hijinx and outright spectacle right from the go, with Tim… More »

By: brandon / April 26, 2008
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