Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Chuckie, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and more.
It was inevitable that electronic music would find its way to the silver screen; and now it’s happening. It’s been confirmed that Diplo and business partner Kevin Kusatsu have joined forces with 20th Century Fox to executive produce an untitled feature film based around the EDM lifestyle. The project has been described as “8 Mile meets Project X” and focuses on three teenagers attempting to attend a Diplo show. Further dishing details, Kusatsu reveals the film will be like “Eminem and Christopher Walken at a Manchester rave.”
Looking for a surefire way to cause a ruckus? then look no further than Diplo‘s latest collaboration with TAI “Booty Drop.” Staying true to form, Diplo creates another ode to large asses, piecing together spastic, ADHD synthwork with hip hop percussion that is just as deviously infectious as “Express Yourself.” Somehow managing to create order out of chaos, Diplo and TAI deliver a surefire tent igniter, something so unapologetically frantic that it is impossible to ignore. Just in time for the warm weather, “Booty Drop,” brings back fond memories of last summer’s raucous Mad Decent Block Parties and the debauchery than ensued. Forget expressing yourself, it’s time for a new dance.Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Kaskade, Skrillex, Seth Troxler, and more.
HARD Events has conquered the high seas with Holy Ship!! and LA county with HARD Summer and Hard Day of the Dead, but now the event and festival production company is back with the announcement of the lineup for their first ever HARD event in the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The preliminary lineup is set to include Knife Party, Diplo, Disclosure, Flosstradamus, and Destructo. The inaugural event is set to take place on August 1st.
Tickets will go on sale on Ticketmaster on March 29th at 10 a.m. MST. You can buy yours here at that time.Posted by
The mainstream media-dance music collision chugs full speed ahead with this Doritos ad featuring Diplo’s anthemic track, “Express Yourself.” The commercial includes a chromed out whip, a valet, a police officer, a banana, and the obligatory nacho cheese chip. At the end we’re reminded Doritos are “for the bold,” a fitting tagline for a commercial scored by the former Blackberry Bold poster child.Posted by
GTA is rapidly solidifying their space in electronic music, and they’ve been in high demand since the release of “Hit It.” After collaborating with A-Trak on “Landline” for his Tuna Melt EP, the duo meets Diplo to offer another refreshingly frenetic production — their electrified rework of Missy Elliot’s “Work It.” Diplo had premiered “Boy Oh Boy” on his Diplo and Friends radioshow this winter, building anticipation for something as simple as a release date. Fortunately, there will be no release date — the squad is giving the collaboration away for the small price of a Facebook like.
Diplo‘s latest effort “Keep It Gully” was previously only available on the Mad Decent Premium club, but now the Keep It Gully EP is available via iTunes and Beatport as well. The two track outing gives listeners two collaborations with the Australian producer Swick and the second cut “Dat A Freak” features vocals from TT & Lewis Cancut. The track, according to Diplo’s SoundCloud, is an “Egyptian twurk anthem” working in more experimental sounds that incorporate the Mad Decent record head’s worldly influences. Keeping an upbeat tempo on both tracks, the two producers continue to follow the dance hall influences Diplo has previously given listeners, while accentuate a love for new dance-worthy sounds.
Diplo’s Blow Your Head debuted a month back on the large-scale media project Potato as a cultural biography series documenting the experiences of forward-thinking artists. While previous episodes have featured 3BallMTY, MikeQ, and Rusty Lazer, this week delves into the life of New York’s Luca Venezia, or Drop the Lime. The Trouble & Bass founder discusses his early inspirations for the label, his plans of expansion, as well as his love for the Big Apple. There is a romantic outlook inherent in Venezia’s words that evokes the deeper dimension to the Blow Your Head series as Diplo’s project continues to showcase the diversity of the EDM world.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.