Diplo may very well be one of the most prolific and experimental producers in dance music today. He has fostered countless artists with his Mad Decent label, created intense dancehall anthems, embraced the moombahton movement, and now he takes a shot at the up-and-coming trap sound. We’ll be honest, up until Dillon Francis touched trap music we thought it was just obnoxious noise and now Diplo decides to experiment with trap the same way he did with moombahton.
When we first heard this track on BBC 1 this morning we were shocked. Major Lazer remixing an incredibly mellow, borderline folk, indie rock song? It didn’t seem plausible. Lucky for us we were pleasantly surprised. Adding a distinctly Caribbean-dancehall-style to the indie crooner’s melancholy lyrics may seem like an unlikely combo but the downtempo beat with Joe Goddard’s slow paced vocals are a perfect fit to create a uniquely memorable track.
Maybe this trap thing isn’t so bad afterall?