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: This compilation to celebrate Miami 2014 features 67 tracks in total, each one resonating with forward-thinking creativity and contemporary commercial dancefloor charm. There are millions of highlights but be sure to check out the slamming stomps and vocal edits on "Unspoiled Perfection", Angello, Matisse & Sadko's cathedral-level synth anthem "SLVR" and the mad-jack fusion of Nile Rodgers and Eats Everything "Do What You Wanna Do". These are just three of many - CR2 have raised the bar ridiculously high right here.
Review: Dutch house hero Laidback Luke is all about the art of being focused, a theme that runs throughout the LPs 17 tracks. Despite his love of concentration, this is actually his first new album since 2002. He soon makes up for lost time though, with many standout tracks including the insanely euphoric EDM of lead single "Let It Go" (feat Trevor Guthrie), the electro-house/bassline hybrid "The Chase" (feat Aruna) and the sleek Jacksons-style jam "Never Forget" (feat More and Killa Karma).