Posts Tagged ‘diplo’


The Mad Decent Block Party Expands With Outkast, Fatboy Slim And More

The Mad Decent Block Party continues to grow. Last year it hit 13 cities around the US and this year they’re bumping that number up to 22.

This touring mad house offers up a different lineup at each spot. So those who are excited to see Outkast’s name on the list – hold on to your emotions. So far they’re only pegged down for the Colorado date. No worries though–they aren’t the only ones to head out for. Chance The Rapper, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Diplo and Action Bronson are all involved as well.

Things kick off July 26 …


REVIEW: Skrillex – ‘Recess’

Artist: Skrillex
Album: Recess
Genre: Bass music
Label: Big Beat / OWSLA / Atlantic

After Skrillex’s popularity eclipsed the entirety of the electronic music scene, the star producer seemed to slip into the shadows. Yes, he released a Burial-esque EP along with the fact his explosive side project, Dog Blood, performed well within the dedicated electronic community, but neither achieved the crossover success Sonny Moore found with his main project. Regardless of popularity or sales, though, it was refreshing to hear Moore experiment with new styles as his shtick began to feel rather overdone throughout the majority of his third …


Free mp3: Frank Ocean, Diplo, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon – “Hero”

We told you on Friday that Converse was planning something special for the latest installment of their ‘three artists, one song’ series, and this morning they delivered on that promise in spades.

“Hero” brings together Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean and EDM megastar Diplo with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. The results are a soothing-yet-pulsating audio experiment that sends chills down your spine. You can stream and download the track, for free, below.

You will probably never find UTG complaining about new Frank Ocean material, but “Hero” is not exactly the kind of song you would expect from …


Frank Ocean, Diplo, And Members Of The Clash Collaborate On New Song

Well, this was certainly unexpected.

Frank Ocean, Diplo, and members of the Clash (Mick Jones and Paul Simonon) are the latest pairing of talent to be thrust together through Converse’s popular three artists one song campaign. On Monday, a new track titled “Hero” will hit the net, which was created by this collaboration sometime in recent months.

Speaking about the recording process, Diplo offered:

The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. Their musical anarchy and constant attitude to disregard rules and forge their own path was inspirational to me. They


The Weekend Of “Drunk In Love” Remixes Continues As The Weeknd, Diplo Join In

It’s the tail end of a Valentine’s Day weekend, one that fell not too long after Queen Beyoncé dropped a nuclear bomb on the pop wars of 2013, may they rest in peace. Just as it has been the song of the last few months, so too was Yoncé’s single the song of the weekend.

The track was already perfect for a wine-soaked weekend with a lover, but then some of hip hop’s biggest names started dropping remixes.

Detail, the track’s producer, dropped a high-minded monolith of a remix, a bigger than life beast that commands we bow down and …


MUSIC VIDEO: Diplo – “Revolution”

Diplo has released a music video for “Revolution,” his collaboration with Faustix & Imanos and Kai off of last year’s Revolution EP. The visuals are rather fitting for the contrasting mixture of emotional vocals and club-ready trap drops as scenes of neon lights flashing across beautiful women and people flying down the road on motorcycles are blended with the sights of a boxer tirelessly training and a lonely individual looking to drink her pain away.

Follow the jump to check out “Revolution” and be sure to check out the Revolution EP here if you slept on it in 2013.…


Mike Posner Debuts “Top Of The World” Featuring Big Sean (Produced by Diplo)

Mike Posner spent the majority of 2013 working on new material and dropping the occasional single to remind fans he’s still at it. We could spend a good editorial debating the merit of those singles, but like any new music series they were relatively hit or miss based on who you ask. This song, however, is another story altogether.

There is not a lot of discussion about how long major collaborations take to make happen, but in order for Mike Posner to create “Top Of The World” he needed over a year and a half. Produced by Diplo, the song …


Skrillex Releases Dates And Venues For Annual “Takeover”

Starting just after the new year and going well into February, Skrillex will be performing multiple shows over the course of several days in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. This is the third consecutive “takeover” series that the DJ has put on since 2012, and you can view details here.

Skrillex, known by some as Sonny Moore (Ex-From First To Last), released his 7th EP, Leaving, earlier this year, and joined forces with EDM pioneer Diplo to form the supergroup Jack U, who made their debut at Mad Decent Block Party this past July. In October, the …


Free MP3: Grizzly Bear – “Will Calls” (Diplo Remix)

Thanksgiving break is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the good times have to come to an end. Just as hope for another evening of fun has begun to fade, Grizzly Bear have surprised the internet with a free remix of one of their biggest fan favorites.

There is no need to introduce Diplo, but seeing him pair with some of indie pop’s finest is a rare treat no music fan should take for granted. Here he’s taken Grizzly Bear’s “Will Calls” and transformed it into an atmospheric jam that builds into a joyous eruption of good vibes and glitchy …


REVIEW: MØ – ‘Bikini Daze’

Artist: MØ
Album: Bikini Daze EP
Genre: Pop, Indie, Ambient
Label: Chess Club / RCA Victor

Pop lovers focusing their listening efforts on the likes of Lorde, Lana, and Lykke Li, are depriving themselves of an equally deserving talent in Copenhagen’s . Seemingly coming out of nowhere in the latter half of 2012 with the monstrously huge “Pilgrim,” MØ blew us away right off the bat and left us figuratively, and possibly literally, drooling for more. She followed up with “Waste Of Time,” further cementing her place in the ranks and convincing us that she was a gifted force …


MØ Streams ‘Bikini Daze’ EP in Full

If you haven’t noticed over the past several months, we can’t get enough of MØ here at UTG. Her unique blend of soul, indie pop, and eccentric, gangster-like vibes resonate with us in a very welcomed way. Single after single, the Danish up-and-comer gets us excited with fresh material and today we’re pleased to discover that her new EP, Bikini Daze, is streaming in its entirety via Pitchfork‘s Advance player. Bikini Daze doesn’t officially release until next week (Oct. 21 / pre-order via iTunes) so take advantage of the opportunity to check it out beforehand.

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XXX 88

MUSIC VIDEO: MØ – “XXX 88″ feat. Diplo

At the end of August we brought you the new single from the Danish marvel, MØ, claiming that it may just be her best yet. It’s hard to choose of course but the addition of Diplo can push anything to the top.

Today, the braided badass released the visual accompaniment to “XXX 88″ in a very 80s feeling video which features MØ reading a magazine in her room with a model-like Diplo gracing the cover. MØ then journeys out to the desert in style (presumably close to where Walter White buried his money) where she proceeds to get down with …