Review: 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.
Review: Bringing us all up to speed, Diplo tethers the seemingly disparate strands of his arena-slaying sound with this all-encompassing collection of recent hits, exclusive collaborations and never-heard-before remixes. Besides huge hits such as "Express Yourself", "Boy Oh Boy" and "Biggie Bounce", notable insertions are "6th Gear" (a serious, head-knocking ghetto trap vibe with Alvaro), and "Techno" (an epic slab of hardstyle slammery with Yellow Claw, LNY TNZ and Wacka Flocka Flame). The next-level remixes from Tony Romera, Rickyxsan and Danny Diggz shouldn't be missed either.
Review: 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.
Review: Diplo, Sleepy Tom and singer Priscilla Renae recently teamed up for Jade (90s RnB girl group)-sampling international mega hit "Be Right There". Now its back for the remixes, our faves of which include Naderi's stoner trap version, BoomBox Cartel's overdriven synth mix and Flava D's superior UKG rework.
Review: First aired on Diplo's album, Random White Dude Be Everywhere, this Kstylis-front Alvaro collaboration swaggers on a dramatic 75BPM, creating an air of edgy, moody percussive vibe that's great for set openers or mid-set gear-changing. Remix-wise GTA gets busy on the classic breaks before dropping into an ocean of processed vox trippiness, Ricky Remedy goes straight for detuned hook hype, ETC!ETC! stamps out a mischievous moombahton throwback while Obscene & Big Syphe strip the elements back to a smouldering 808 and diced, spliced vocal before re-constructing into a pumping 4/4 house attack. DJ Yonny And Grand & Warren subvert big room signatures with a unique fusion of far-away kicks and forefront vocals. Perfect for mixing creativity; take your set up a gear today.
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
Review: 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.