Avicii took to Diplo and Friends last night with an unexpected mix that impressed fans, shut down critics, and provided insight into the mind of Tim Berg. After one hour of what may have been the most significant mix of the young producer’s career, Avicii reinforced his elite position in dance music and reminded the industry that there’s more to Tim Berg than “Levels.”
Opening with songs from The Isley Brothers and Smokey Robinson, Tim held the ‘electronic’ out of ‘electronic dance music’ for the first ten minutes as Diplo interluded to proclaim that Avicii is, in fact, his friend. Breaking the electro-barrier with Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E” and “Phantom pt. 2,” he moved into Eric Prydz’s remix of Paolo Mojo’s “1983,” plunging into the deep, groovy mood that would embody the rest of his outing.
Start your monday morning off right with some moombah and more from Munchi. His one hour guest mix for Diplo’s Diplo & Friends radio show features a variety of genres including bachata, moomabahton, and trap. Despite their differences Munchi manages to seamlessly transition between all of them. The amount of adrenaline in this tracklist might be enough to get you through the morning without your usual cup of coffee. We also suggest trying this one on for size at the gym.
Two Saturdays ago, Diplo featured an extended mix from his protege-of-sorts, Dillon Francis, on his weekly Diplo and Friends radio show on BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra. The mix, which was just made available for free on SoundCloud, features a refreshingly unique blend of lesser-known artists and tracks spanning genres from moombahton to house and nu-disco.
To keep the set contemporary, Dillon mixes in chart-topping hits like Porter Robinson’s “Language,” and recently released tracks including Knife Party’s “Sleaze” and his own remix of Steve Aoki’s “Control Freak.” Clocking in just thirty seconds short of two hours and featuring cameos from Madonna and Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better summertime mix (aside from our own Axis podcast, of course). Download your copy and check after the break for the full tracklist.
Via: Facebook (Dillon Francis)