Diplo Collaborates With Frank Ocean and Members of The Clash On Soulful Original “Hero” [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill by Bryan | Tags: Converse, Diplo, Frank Ocean, Free Download, Hero, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, The Clash
So much inspiration stirs within one piece of music as the good folks over at Converse bring together three outstanding artists in their own right for the newest installment of the Three Artists. One Song series. Mad Decent head honcho Diplo expands his collaboration network to work with the R&B singer / songwriter Frank Ocean and Mick Jones + Paul Simonon of iconic rock band The Clash on the uplifting original "HERO". The sultry California vibes are enhanced by Frank Ocean's vocal as the jam element provided by Mick and Paul on the guitar brings it all together on Diplo's chill beat. Stream the release below and grab a free download as well! Enjoy
Frank Ocean + Mick Jones + Paul Simonon + Diplo – "HERO" | Free Download
Hard Events had another incredibly successful voyage on their new iconic Holy Ship!!! Now those who weren't lucky enough to attend get a glimpse of paradise. Creating the recipe for a full on party has made Holy Ship one of the most sought after experiences within our community and this official video recap will serve as another reason why everyone must experience this adventure at some point in their festival upbringing. Skrillex's extended beach set, Tiesto's surprise appearance, and Pharrell's monumental performance are showcased along with the diversity of the people who literally make the event what it is today. Take a look at the video below and be prepared to fight it out for a place on Holy Ship's two voyages in 2015 next week. Enjoy
Personally enjoying one of the most successful periods of his star-studded life, Mad Decent head honcho and producer extraordinaire Diplo has delivered the goods to close out Valentine's Day with a last minute remix of epic proportions. After stunning the electronic music community by announcing the inaugural Mad Decent Boat Party set to hit the high seas November, Diplo has gone into the Queen Beyonce newest single "Drunk In Love" and brought the weight of the trap movement with him for a certified trap anthem for upcoming festival season. Go on till the break of dawn and stream the remix below and above all…. Enjoy!
Beyonce – Drunk n Luv (Diplo Remix) | Stream Only
Simply amazing. Following in the footstep of Groove Cruise, Jam Cruise and the electronic music focused Holy Ship, the Diplo's iconic record label Mad Decent (home of DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis and many others) is set to deliver a cruise of their own featuring the labels massive roster. Leaving from Miami on November 12th and returning November 16th, The Mad Decent Boat Party will travel the the same route as Holy Ship and take party goer’s on a voyage of a lifetime. Here is the official statement from Mad Decent:
"We decided to get mega wavy and stole this boat from the set of Bad Boys 2. Introducing Mad Decent Boat Party – a 4-day cruise from Miami to Nassau to Great Stirrup Cay (a private island in the Bahamas)"
So get your debt, credit cards ready while you assemble your crew because this is going to sell out fast. You can register now via the link below. Enjoy!
Mad Decent Boat Party | Pre-Booking
Featured Artists: Big Gigantic, Bixel Boys, Borgore, Brazzabelle, Bro Safari, Cashmere Cat, Deorro, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dirty South Joe, Djemba Djemba, Dj Sega, DJ Snake, ETC!ETC!, Flosstradamus, Gent & Jawns, Grandtheft, GTA, Jubilee, Katy B, Kill The Noise, LIZ, Lunice, Major Lazer, Nadastrom, Netsky, Paper Diamond, Paul Devro, Riff Raff, Swizzymack, Travi$ Scott, Trippy Turtle, Wave Racer, Wolfgang Gartner, Zeds Dead
"Every festival in the world is not complete without booking Paper Diamond" – Diplo Truer words could not have been said about Boulder, CO native Paper Diamond. Thissongissick has personally seen the rise and success of Paper Diamond firsthand as the versitile producer / DJ continues to explore the spectrum of bass music throughout various original releases and remixes. Having recently embarked on a massive headlining North American tour alongside LOUDPVCK (more info on Cold Crush Tour here), Paper Diamond aired an exclusive guest mix for Diplo & Friends radio show on BBC which features a fine collection of tracks from Branchez, Milo & Otis, Zeds Dead and others. You can stream the mix below and grab a free download as well. Enjoy
The mix features the song "Mojito" (At 8:30) from rising duo Louis Futon and is apart of their new EP being released on This Song Is Sick Records. More details coming soon about both the EP release and record label!
Paper Diamond – Diplo & Friends Guest Mix | Free Download
Tracklist after the jump
Diplo's Major Lazer has announced the release of their newest project, the Apocalypse Soon EP, featuring one of the hottest collaborations in 2014 with one of the most influential artists in American music. Pharrell Williams laid down some proper verses on the electronic infused reggae / dancehall heater “Aerosol Can”, which was first debuted live aboard Holy Ship this past January. Stream the track below in full and pre-order Major Lazer's upcoming Apocalypse Soon EP today ahead of it's February 25th release. Enjoy
Major Lazer – Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) | Pre-Order EP
Tipped as one of the most sought after producers to achieve stardom in and outside of electronic music, Parisian born DJ Snake is coming in hot with the necessary talent and endorsements to make some serious waves in 2014. Commissioned with a residency at the prestigious Wynn Las Vegas will garnish a great deal of time in the states to work on new material, hit the upcoming summer festival scene hard and collaborate with fellow artists in and outside of the Mad Decent clique. Picked as the final "Future Stars" artist to gain a spotlight on Pete Tong's infamous Essential Mix, DJ Snake complied a set featuring a surprising amount of Tech-House / Jackin-House and Nu-Disco heaters in the beginning before transitioning into an onslaught of Trap, Moombahton, and heavy bass gems. New music from the likes of Bare, Alesia, Dillon Francis and a few edits / versions from DJ Snake are peppered throughout the two hour set. Turn your stereo's up loud and stream and download the mix thanks to DJ Snake. Enjoy
DJ Snake – Essential Mix | Free Download
Tracklist after the jump
Rumors have been circulating for months over Diplo teaming up with San Diego producer Ookay to take on Avicii's huge summertime single "You Make Me" and flipping it into a certified trap crossover in similar fashion to his remix of Calvin Harris & Florence & The Machine's "Sweet Nothing". The result highlights the upbeat original while laying down some huge high pitched drops that will have you moving uncontrollably. This was just premiered on radio today and the rip is all we have to stream until full release details become available. Enjoy!
Avicii – You Make Me (Diplo and Ookay Remix) | Stream Only
A continuously growing number of friends and worldwide recognition in and outside of music and pop-culture saw tastemaker extrodainare Diplo at the forefront of everything throughout 2013. Rigorously traveling from country to county promoting his Major Lazer and solo performance while operating the Mad Decent record label is only a fraction of what Diplo accomplished in a pivotal year for electronic music. Since its inception, the weekly BBC 1 Xtra podcast sharing his namesake has connected millions through the power of music with the artists such as Avicii, Zeds Dead, Bro Safari, Cashmere Cat, Sleepy Tom and Tiësto featured this year alone. To end the year in true fashion, Diplo took over his own radio show to share a list of the best tracks either released or to be performed live in 2013. Never one be tied to a certain style, Diplo sets ranges from trap to deep house and everything in between without giving away all the gems within the set. Stream the mix below and please share your comments on what Diplo has put together. Enjoy
Diplo – Best Tracks Of 2013 Mix (Stream Only)
Full Tracklist after the jump.
Collaborations both in the studio and during live performances amongst DJs and musicians has been happening for years, always adding a special excitement not possible to achieve with just one act. With it being one the biggest years in EDM due to the amount of quality producers and mainstream exposure received, its brought some of the biggest names in music together for the very first time both releasing music and performing live with the world having access at their fingertips. 2013 brought a resurgence of a craft known as the Back 2 Back (when two or more DJs play a set together launching tracks alternatively) taking place across the globe with impressive collaborations materializing organically. Some only once in a lifetime events and others taking a life of their own. We highlighted our top five collaborations of 2013 that formed their own personalities while considering live performances and produced material, and future success heading into 2014. Read and share below if you agree or not.
Dog Blood – (Skrillex & Boys Noize)
Dog Blood, the supergroup consisting of electronic icons Skrillex and Boys Noize, had what you call a very successful debut year. Though the duo first released material in 2012, that was just the tip of the iceberg to their global takeover of the electronic music community in 2013. Dog Blood was not short of releasing content this year, with a massive remix of A$AP Rocky’s “Wild For The Night” and their highly anticipated 5 track Middle Finger Pt. 2 EP. The duo also had one of the biggest festival runs in 2013, taking their wild stage presence and music to festivals such as Holy Ship, Coachella, Ultra Music Festival and Lollapalooza among many others. Both artists production knowledge compliments each other, with Skrillex’s bass influenced style meshing well with Boys Noize’s techno / german house roots. The energy expands past the production and is truly surreal between the two during a live performance. We are excited for what is to come in 2014 for Dog Blood.
Grizmatik – (Griz & Gramatik)
Two pioneers of the Electro-Soul / Funk sound Griz and Gramatik had natural chemistry since first touring together in 2012, leading to their debut back 2 back set at the TSIS Secret Stage at Electric Forest (with Big Gigantic as well) and the release of their first single “Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom”. They kicked 2013 in true fashion with a main stage performance at SnowBall Music Festival in Colorado, followed by the release of their second single “My People “. The hype for the collab continues to grow amongst festival goers nationwide, ultimately leading to headlining Electric Forest with Big Gigantic as a return to the first ever Big Grizmatik show followed by headlining Red Rocks at Global Dance Festival before a massive Halloween two night run at 1st bank Center in Colorado and The Rave in Milwaukee. The energy of both Grant (Griz) and Dennis and Eric (Gramatik) all on stage together jamming out is another combination you just have to witness to truly understand. With Griz having just released his solo artist album Rebel Era and Gramatik fresh on the horizon of releasing his upcoming Age of Reason album, we can hope to expect a bevy of new material from the duo in 2014.
RL Grime & Baauer
While this duo may be the only on the list without their own separate group name, this duo managed to leave quite an impact as a combined force. From RL Grime producing one of the most pivotal trap anthems to date with his Kanye West “Mercy” remix, and Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” launching trap music as a whole in the mainstream with it’s viral video craze, the pairing of this duo is straight from trap heaven. Playing back 2 back sets was becoming so regular they set out on a co-headlining “Infinite Daps” tour across the US doing just that every night, making stops at Red Rocks (Global) and HARD LA along the way. Both artists alone are very good performers but together both the chemistry and energy are through the roof and really can’t be beat. They closed the year out with their massive single “Infinite Daps” which has been getting played out by countless djs all over. Rest assured, Baauer back 2 back Rl Grimes will continue running the trap in 2014.
New World Punx (Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten)
Trance Legends Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten made a statement in the EDM world this year by creating the first trance supergroup New World Punx. The duo had their first massive performance as NWP opening for Trance godfather Armin van Buuren at his landmark A State of Trance 600 party at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City alongwith two other debut shows at Mansion in Miami and Bel en Blanc festival in Montreal, Canada.The collaboration material from New World Punx is guaranteed to be top notch with the pair having already released two #1 Beatport singles together (“Loops & Tings” and “Stella”) previously before the new project. They played a string of various other festivals to finish out including a huge one at EDC Orlando (which we got an exclusive free download of here). They are also closing out the year headlining the POP NYE event in Oakland, CA. We can expect a huge amount of new music from the project in 2014 with hopefully an EP or even album.
Destroid (Excision, Downlink & KJ Sawka)
Destroid made its mark this year as the first ever Dubstep supergroup made up of Canadian bass heavyweights Excision, Downlink and Pendulum’s drummer KJ Sawka. The group unlike other collaborative projects went the extra mile managing to bring the Bass Filled experience to life with their performance featuring live instruments and futuristic cyborg suits. When you put Excision and Downlink’s melodies and huge basses along with KJ Sawka’s unbelievable drum skills together, it just goes to show how far a collaboration can go. Somehow these three artists who tour extensively supporting their successful solo careers manage to found time to play festivals such as Camp Bisco and Orion Music Festival on top of a national tour as Destroid. The trio released the 10 track The Invasion LP featuring collabs with Bassnectar, Space Laces, and more that caught the attention of bass lovers around the globe. We can definitely look forward to bigger things happening with Destroid for 2014.
BONUS JackU – (Diplo & Skrillex)
Skrillex & Diplo shook the music industry as a whole by announcing their collaborative supergroup JackU at the beginning of the summers. The thought two of electronic music’s top tastemakers going b2b was hard to fathom at first, especially with the announcement coming months before their scheduled debut performance at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego. Those in attendance proved what many of us already knew… JackU lived up to every bit of hype. We will be anxiously waiting on material and another live performance from the duo but you can rest assured that JackU will be making waves in 2014.
Other Honorable Collaboration Mentions:
-What So Not (Flume & Emoh Instead)
-Gesaffelstein & Brodinski
-Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus
Anyone you thought should have made the cut? Shout out below.
RIP TO THE CLUB…. Gent & Jawns, the duo responsible for ‘COCO‘ and their filthy remix of Diplo hit single ‘Express Yourself‘, are back with a new original for your audible pleasure. ‘Swizzy’ is a full fledged trap / twerk anthem packed with aggressive builds and a drop that will knock you down a few pegs. If you are a fan of Gent & Jawns, be sure to check them out in a city near you while they’re on tour with Paper Diamond in 2014! Stream below, grab the exclusive free download next week. Enjoy.
Gent & Jawns – Swizzy | Free Download Coming Soon
When the words ‘free Diplo remix’ come across your range of vision screen, you tend to stop everything and freak out a bit. Mad Decents head honcho recently took control over Grizzly Bear‘s indie hit ‘Will Calls’ and brought it into the trap world in a way only Diplo knows how to do. Springs, twonks, and a melodic beat with the catchy original vocals will have you playing this remix over and over again. Steam below and take a free download to go! Enjoy
Grizzly Bear - Will Calls (Diplo Remix) | Free Download | Purchase Original
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