YouTube record-breaking sensation “Gangnam Style” has been transformed and the shouts of Psy have been put to good use with help from Afrojack and Diplo. Both heavyweight electronic artists take different approaches with their ‘remix styles’; Afrojack unloads his armory of bulky bleeps and adds a depth of animation to his trademark sound, while Diplo offers a a trap drop and rap verses from 2 Chainz and Tyga. Afrojack’s heavy-electro version has been tested and proven at live shows during months of anticipation, but Diplo‘s take comes as a surprise on the day of its release.
Psy – Gangnam Style (Afrojack Remix)
Psy ft. 2 Chainz and Tyga – Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix)
The Potato Will Eat You project between Skrillex, A-Trak, and Diplo kicks off the mix series of the media hub venture with its debut episode coming from the legendary Moby. If you’ve been lucky enough to see him live, you know his action packed sets are uncompromising in nature and offer everything from gritty electro house to banging techno. The mix above features everything as stated and more, a signature set full of great party music. Potato eats Moby, Moby delivers mix, fans rejoice — tracklist below. (more…)
After premiering his new cultural documentary series Blow Your Head on Potato last week, Diplo has followed it up with a strong second showing. The latest installment features Qween Beat co-founder Mike Q and shines a light on the underground LGBT ballroom scene that he makes music within. While the seminal 1990 documentary Paris is Burning introduced the “voguing” dance form to mainstream consciousness, Mike Q shows that the style is alive and well in modern day Manhattan and New Jersey. Diplo has delivered again, providing a great glimpse into a thriving house sub-culture that rarely gets attention.
For today’s GMM we’re rewinding to Major Lazer‘s inception, when the production output was made up of Diplo and Switch. At the time, the pair had just released Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do and structured the mix with one hour from Diplo followed by another from Switch. Mixing in classic reggae sounds and future classic Major Lazer productions, the two producers gave listeners insight into the origins of the rasta-inspired beats Diplo has now championed for the last 3 years. With everything from slow, airy productions to harder hitting tropically-infused outputs, Diplo and Switch treated listeners to the emerging sounds of electronic reggae making for another effortless genre cross-over for the Mad Decent label.
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 Chuckie, Diplo, Axwell, Seth Troxler, and more.
“These are our stories from the roads, the streets, the sidelines and the backstages. This is Blow Your Head,” Diplo calmly introduces his new cultural documentary series from mega-project, Potato. The inaugural episode follows Mexican DJ trio 3BallMTY through Mexico City as they prepare to play for over 200,000 fans in opening for Justin Bieber. Unlike Skrillex’s Bang!, which was debuted on Potato earlier this week, Diplo’s video series takes a deep look beneath the surface of music as we know it.
After unveiling his video hub with mini-documentary Bang!, Diplo has premiered his latest music video. The next offering to come from his Express Yourself EP is “Butter’s Theme,” which follows in the footsteps of the infamous dance associated with the extended play’s title track. As expected, Diplo packs his latest project, from beginning to end, with booty-shaking, hip-gyrating, jumping, and plain old twerking. Stay tuned for the first episode of “Blow Your Mind” from Potato later today — just don’t let it eat you.
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 Diplo, Mat Zo, Richie Hawtin, and more.
Skrillex, A-Trak, and Diplo have been teasing an upcoming project, Potato Will Eat You, using nothing but cryptic photos and videos for the past few weeks. The trio has released another video, this time to announce that the launch will take place at 4pm on February 18th and that, despite speculation, it will be much more than just a collaboration. The video comes from its own YouTube outlet that urges viewers to subscribe and is slated to offer “Shortcuts” (which may be DJ lessons of sorts), music videos, audio premieres, along with other intriguing yet mysterious attractions. Can “Potato Will Eat You” still be a collaboration between the Grammy boys? Maybe. But it seems that it will be, in essence, a media hub for dance music exclusives.
Last Valentine’s Day season, Usher released his single with Diplo, “Climax.” This season, the super duo is giving away “Go Missin’,” the lead single’s 2013 sequel. Once again, Diplo provides a sexy, bouncy beat with subtle slaps to give way to the seductive singing from Usher Raymond. Enjoyable as a free download, this follow up collaboration may indicate that the Grammy-nominated producer will have a slot on Usher’s next full-length release — whenever that day comes.