As one of the many producers of Santi White’s debut album Santogold, Diplo also had the distinct pleasure at trying his hand at a remixes for the memorable album in the form of the Top Ranking: A Diplo Dub mixtape. You now know Santogold as Santigold and you now know Diplo as part of Major Lazer, Mad Decent head man, and a Grammy-nominated producer. Times were simpler for these two three years ago, but that didn’t stop Diplo from unleashing a completely haunting dub of “Starstruck” among many other gems on the mixtape. The rework doesn’t stray too far from the original, but somehow it manages to feel so much more powerful. A sign of things to come.Posted by
In typical form, Diplo took to his social media accounts to unveil his latest production, a collaboration with Melbourne up-and-comer Swick. The Australian producer who is known for his tropical outputs, released an EP entitled Bubbles via the Mad Decent imprint Jeffree’s last year and is now back for more. Though only a snippet, “Keep It Gully” instantly oozes with both producers’ dancehall-inspired vibes driven by female vocal loops through the synthesized beat. Combining the sounds of reggae and moombahton, the two producers give listeners a sneak peak of what could be 2013′s “Express Youself.”
Click below the break to listen and expect the full release February 4.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Tiesto, Major Lazer, Steve Angello, and more.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Diplo, Sebastian Ingrosso, Tiesto, and more.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Annie Mac, Chuckie, and more.
The Chicago-based Spring Awakening Music Festival is back for its second year, and early bird tickets are on sale now. The festival is expanding from two to three days and is set to take place Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th at Soldier Field (rave in a football stadium!). The early bird ticket for this three day festival is now set at a very reasonable $65 price. Last year the lineup featured powerhouse headliner names like Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Diplo, A-Trak, Ferry Corsten, and Markus Schulz –to name a few. Between this, the newly announced EDC Chicago, and Lollapalooza, Chicago is shaping up to be a veritable festival city this season.
UPDATE: First round of early bird tickets are now sold out.
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.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
It was the night before the night, the eve before New Years Eve, and Pier 94 had filled up with 7,500 New York City dance fans well before 11pm. Afrojack was the night’s headlining act only 24 hours before he would host his Jacked affair at the same venue, but the unanimous hype within the crowd was for the man they call Diplo. Putting these two heavyweights on the same bill was a unique move that captured an unprecedented vibe that lasted beyond 3am.
Having seen Diplo several times over the past year, and Afrojack at least 10 times in the same duration, I closely observed track selection and crowd reaction to grasp all that there was to behold in hopes of catching on to yet another EDM trend. There was a feeling at the pier that couldn’t be ignored, and by the time Afrojack was wrapping up the night, the light bulb in my head had flashed. For most, their sets provided one of the rowdiest nights of the year to bring 2012 to a close; for me, I had come to the realization that these guys have captured the essence of what dance music will thrive on in 2013.
While DJs are used to the hustle and bustle of travel few can say they’ve hit four cities in one day. The Notorious D.I.P. is heading out on this very adventure for the exhausting undertaking he’s dubbed Trap Hawk Down. If you’re going to be near Maryland, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, or New York City on January 20th prepare to express yourself because Diplo will be destroying a venue in your area. With Diplo, you never know what to expect but we’re at the very least prepared to get trapped. Are you ready for 1 Diplo, 4 cities? See the above flyer for set times and other pertinent details.Posted by