Gil Scott Heron said the "Revolution" would not be televised; Diplo might have something to say about that; coming on strong like Adele-does-dubstep it's an elephantine lighter-thruster that will have your whole floor hugging so hard they'll all end up pregnant (even the chaps). "Biggie Bounce", meanwhile, boasts some really interesting dynamics as each element is broken down and rebuilds with bigger impact on each chorus. With big vocals from Indonesian popstar Angger Dimas and baby-faced hip-hop crew Travis Porter it's yet another Diplo crossover smasher. Elsewhere we get all laser-reachy with the hardstyle slammer "CROWN" while "Rocky Steady" sees Diplo going full-on classical hip-hop. His most varied release in a long time, there really is something for everyone here.
Dutch chart-topping EDM herberts The Partysquad, NYC electro punker The Death Set and the omnipotent Diplo. What a combo! A follow-up to The Death Set's "POV", this takes the original's raucous vocal flex and blends it neatly with a wide spectrum electro riff, a series of white knuckle builds and a drop into head-freezing high end bleepery. End result: chaos.
Don your party hats as Mad Decent wheel out a bonafide beauty of a release from Diplo in "Express Yourself" (feat. Nicky Da B). Getting things started with a snap, crackle and pop, Diplo goes straight in with an array of effervescent sounds, fidgety beats, sirens and chopped up vocals and bubbling booty bass. The accompanying "No Problem" is an equally exhilarating rollercoaster ride of emotions with bass thumps, searing synth work and reverberating vocals peppering the track throughout. As if that wasn't enough there's a radio edit, instrumental and acapella of the original "Express Yourself" aswell. Big.
Pick Your Poison (Detroit Muscle remix) - (6:37) 126 BPM
Pick Your Poison (Swizzymack remix) - (2:15)
Pick Your Poison (DalePlay remix) - (6:33) 128 BPM
Having dropped this monster collaboration between US dubstep titan and the many-genred Diplo, Mad Decent come straight back with this equally heavy remix set, featuring a turn from DJ Godfather's less-jukey alias Detroit Muscle who does wonders with a slowed down string sample - building up to a momentous drop into a Dutch-gone-dubstep electro rhythm. Fellow young American dubstepper Figure works up a moody and crunchy wobbler, while Swizzymack recalls a more pacey DJ Sega on his kuduro-meets-Bmore refix. For those that revelled in the original, there's even more fire on this second bite of the cherry.