Diplo's Major Lazer band has been in the heat of the rollout of their much anticpated Peace Is the Mission album with singles "Lean On" ft. DJ Snake and "Night Riders," but today we get one of the most hyped tracks from the album. Of course we are talking about "Powerful," the collaboration with UK star Ellie Goulding, and damn does it live up to the buzz. Diplo lays down the perfet uplifting, reggae powered instrumental paving way for Ellie to sing brightly trading verses with Reggae singer Tarrus Riley. All we get is a radio rip since the song was premiered on BBC last night. Let the vibes take you away to that summer state of mind. Enjoy!
Remember the last time these two linked up? When Ellie Goulding made a cameo in Diplo's outrageous video for "Butter's Theme."
UPDATE: This has been pulled at the request of copyright holders :(
International icon for all things bass music, Skrillex, made history this past weekend as he headlined Ultra Music Festival in Miami closing out the entire festival on the main stage. This was the very same slot that Swedish House Mafia played their very last show 2 years ago, which is a testament to the changing of times.
For such a massive slot, Skrillex obviously had to bring out some very special guests to make it a night to remember starting with his partner in crime Diplo joining for the entire set making it a Surprise Jack Ü performance, which makes sense since they are hot off the release of their long awaited debut collaborative album. He also brought out Kiesza, Kai, and CL to perform all their respective tracks live. It wouldn’t be a proper Miami party if none other than rapper and hip-hop mogul P. Diddy hadn’t been brought out, which he proceeded to MC the rest of the set. Then for the closing track, Skrillex and Diplo perform their single “Where Are Ü Now” featuring Justin Bieber for the first time ever live since it has been released with the accompaniment from Bieber himself. Regardless of his obvious lip synching, he does do a respectable robot dance and adds a final touch to the unforgettable performance. Sit back, go full screen and enjoy the entire iconic performance in full HD thanks to Skrillex and Ultra. Enjoy!
Skrillex Live @ Ultra Music Festival 2015
Photo courtesy of TheSuperManiak.
Tracklist after the jump.
Skrillex and Diplo's supergroup Jack Ü are riding high with the success of their successful debut album, and the non stop flow of remixes of their songs are showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. Today NYC producer Infuze, who we heard on his remixes of Cashmere Cat's "With Me" and others, is here to flip one of the hottest tracks of the album "Where Are U Now," the song featuring none other than Justin Bieber. He makes the song even more upbeat and as he stated he wanted to create something he could play live easier. Listen to the premiere below and we will keep you posted on a release date. Enjoy!
Jack Ü – Where Are U Now (Infuze Re-Flex) | Stream Only
Skrillex Just Announced Insane Full Flex Express Lineup Featuring Jack Ü, Zeds Dead, A$AP Ferg, Tycho, Kiesza & MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: A$AP Ferg, Anna Lunoe, Diplo, Jack U, Kiesza, Mija, Skrillex, Tycho, Zeds Dead
Back in 2013 Skrillex caused quite a scene as he set out on a massive Canadian tour that he traveled entirely by train. He just recently announced the Flux Flex Express would be returning for 2015 and today we get the massive linuep that will join along for the ride. Keeping things very diverse, Skrillex has personally picked out the lineup featuring his supergroup Jack Ü with Diplo, Canadian bass animals Zeds Dead, rapper A$AP Ferg, booming new singer and "Take U There" collaborator Kiesza, live instrumental band Tycho, OWSLA signed indie band Hundred Waters, rising Australian house act Anna Lunoe, and the girl who Skrillex has been taking under his wing since last summer Mija. The mixture off all these artists should lead to some exciting shows, and we should expect to hear lots of new collaborations from all the talented artists involved.
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Now in it's 13th year #FEST also known as The Number Fest is the nation's largest college music festival. The fest takes place in Athens, Ohio and will be going down this year on Saturday April 18th, and the festival in not just for OU students. For the 13th year, #FEST is packing it's most stacked lineup to date with a perfect mixture of electronic and hip hop headliners, including Diplo, Schoolboy Q, G-Eazy, Borgeous, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Branchez, DJ Sliink, Lost Kings, Denzel Curry, Curtis Williams, DJ 4B and many more.
We've teamed up with the festival to bring you the ultimate giveaway. One grand prize winner will receive two VIP tickets to the festival that includes a fast pass express entry, VIP exclusive viewing area for all acts, VIP parking pass, a $150 hotel budget, and a very special meet and greet with ILOVEMAKONNEN, and even watch his set from on stage. All you have to do is enter in the widget below. We'll contact a winner next week. Good luck!
Major Lazer & DJ Snake have released visuals for their infectiously catchy new single "Lean On" featuring MØ. Diplo and Major Lazer have been teasing with pics of them in India on their socials over the past few weeks and now we know what they have been cooking up. The video is set in India with Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ all surprising us with some incredible dance moves that are pretty priceless to watch. Watch the video below and pre-order the upcoming album below.
Also, Major Lazer has just released a date for the album to drop for June 1st and will include features from Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott, DJ Snake, Ariana Grande so keep watch for the upcoming singles. Ejoy
Here is what Diplo had to say about making the video.
"India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget. “
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
LA based producer AWE has always pushed the boundaries of Future Bass, Trap, and Bass music; taking elements from all over and truly carving his own sound. Today his latest target for a remix is Skrillex and Diplo's debut single as powerhouse duo Jack Ü's, "Take Ü There". As always, AWE pushes sounds further then you could imagine leaving us with something that is almost impossible to toss a label on, yet he is using "Future Trap" to get the message across. This is not for the feint of heart, as it will rattle your spine from the very first drop. This is taken from OWSLA's newly announced Spring 2015 Compilation which is out next week. Listen to the premiere of this song below and grab your copy next week. Enjoy!
Jack Ü – Take Ü There (AWE Remix) | iTunes
Jack Ü, Skrillex & Diplo – Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [AWE Remix]
Vindata – Continuum
Valentino Khan – Deep Down Low
Ragga Twins – Bad Man (Skrillex Remix)
Torro Torro – Make a Move
Snails – Funk With Me (feat. Big Gigantic)
Alex Metric – Cahuenga
Wiwek – Bang Bang Theory (Instrumental Mix)
Getter – Head Splitter
Jack Beats – One Love
Boombox Cartel & Jackal – Jamba
David Heartbreak – House Party
AC Slater – Booty Free (feat. Dell Harris)
Mysteryland USA 2015 Lineup Is Out Of Control Featuring Porter Robinson, Diplo, Kygo, Dillon Francis, Madeon and 100 more!Posted in Bangin, Chill, News by nick | Tags: Dillon Francis, Diplo, Kygo, Lineup, Madeon, Mysteryland, Porter Robinson
The incredible folks at ID&T who are responsible for both iconic and globally renown festivals TomorrowLand and TomorrowWorld expanded their first live event Mysteryland to the US last year and it was quite a success. The festival took over the same location as the historic American music festival Woodstock 69' which provided the perfect backdrop to the new festival. The festival will be returning over the weekend of May 23rd – 24th this year.
Just minutes ago festival organizers unleashed the lineup for the 2015 edition of the festival, and man did they step it up for year two.
Headliners include Diplo, Kygo, Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Madeon, Robin Schulz, GRiZ, Gramatik, The Martinez Brothers, Netsky and so many others!
This year’s festival also has an exceptionally well-curated lineup featuring a massive spread of genres.
With the likes of tropical wonderkid Kygo headlining the main stage it’s evident that the “Tropical House” explosion is not slowing down anytime soon. Rising stars Bakermat and Klingande are sure to help cement this wave of popularity as well.
Another group making an impact are all of the Electro-Funk/Soul acts like heavyweights Griz and Gramatik holding it down with Manic Focus which are all live acts that are sure to not disappoint.
Most impressive seems to be that American festivals such as Mysteryland are starting to curate lineups that include pioneers in the deep house and tech house genres. For tech house we have the much talked about Ibiza legends The Martinez Brothers headlining the Flying Circus stage on Sunday along with Martin Buttrich. You know deep house is alive and well at Mysteryland when you have artists like UK’s Maya Jane Coles and Matthew Dear curating their own stage.
Although mainstream electronic music has been scaled back, Mysteryland still secured some all time favorites such as Porter Robinson, Diplo, Dillon Francis and Bro Safari. Overall a very well rounded line up that is sure to please.
Mad Decent continues to position itself as one of the most forward thinking tastemaker labels in the electronic world and today we are happy to premiere the latest release from Netherland based artist Boaz Van De Beatz. The producer has gained steam lately, being played out by everyone from Diplo, Skrillex, Major Lazer and more. Today we hear one of the hottest tracks from his EP Horse Force titled "Guappa" which features both Riff Raff and Mr. Polska. The track is focused around verses from Riff and Mr. Poska's over an out-of-control, unique sounding trap foundation. Listen to the premiere of the full song below and you can pick up a copy through iTunes via Mad Decent. Enjoy!
Boaz Van De Beatz – Guappa (feat. RiFF RAFF & Mr. Polska) | iTunes
Diplo's dancehall group Major Lazer has been riding the success of their huge Free The Universe album released last year; a year that saw them headlining countless festivals and Mad Decent Block Parties across the globe. Well they have a new record coming out this year and today they've linked up with DJ Snake for what could be one of the biggest dance anthems of 2015. "Lean On" is both reggae, trap, pop and more for a unique and instant hit. From the organic reggae drums to the insanely catchy melody the track is tied together by MØ's perfect vocals. Listen to the full version below and pick up your copy and be prepared to hear this one a lot this year. Enjoy!
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) | iTunes
Skrillex and Diplo turned the electronic world upside down in 2013 when they announced their Jack Ü project, and have since played main stages at various high profile festivals ranging from HARD Summer in LA to Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Well the duo have finally been releasing some long awaited original material starting with the debut single "Take U There" featuring Kiesza which was followed up with a series a of remixes ranging from Tchami to Zeds Dead among many more but Missy Elliott may have stolen the shine with her official remix of it.
Today we get their full length album / EP, whatever you want to call this 10 track release properly titled Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U. The project features singer and rappers 2 Chainz, AlunaGeorge, Kiesza, Justin Bieber and even features the much hyped collaboration alongside newcomer SNAILS. This all start cast of featured artists alongside two of the biggest taste makers in electronic music scene makes for a recipe for this to be one of the biggest albums of the year.
You can now download the album below! You can also watch as Skrillex and Diplo stream out the tracks live alongside a bunch of guests in a 24 Hour DJ Marathon Set going on right now here!!
Download the New Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü Album through iTunes
Skrillex and Diplo's much hyped collaborative project Jack Ü has been building some mysterious hype around some form of a mixtape, EP or album that is potentially supposed to drop today, or soon, thanks to Diplo's deleted Instagram post announcing "3 days", 3 days ago.
No further news on the EP / Album / Mixtape, but they have announced an epic 24 hour live stream starting today at Noon PST (3pm EST).
They will surely be playing out endless amounts of unreleased Jack U material and are set to have a lot of surprise special guests during the stream. Watch the stream below when it kicks off shortly at 12pm PST (1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST).
[PREMIERE] Unlike Pluto & KickRaux Release Outrageous New Bass Anthem “Palace” Via Mad Decent [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by jordan | Tags: Diplo, Free Download, Jeffries, KickRaux, Mad Decent, Unlike Pluto
LA based producer Unlike Pluto first appeared on our radar when he sent us his incredible remix of Diplo's "Revolution". Since then, the remix has collectively been played over 4 million times on Soundcloud and even got the producer officially signed to Mad Decent.
Today we are happy to present Unlike Pluto's debut original release on Mad Decent, a collaboration with Jamaican native KickRaux titled "Palace". The song starts off with an infectious vocal sample accompanied by a smooth melody that dives straight into a outrageous drop that you won't forget. You can stream the premier of the song below and grab an exclusive free download thanks to the artists and Jeffree's / Mad Decent. Enjoy
Unlike Pluto & KickRaux – Palace | Free Download
Supergroup Jack Ü never cease to surprise, and today we hear the biggest remix of Take Ü There yet as the duo has recruited hip-hop royalty star Missy Elliot to lay down some new lines. Missy surpised us with her Superbowl performance a few weeks back and today she brings the same energy to this new remix. From the sound of this track, Missy is back, and we can only expect a stream of new music from the icon. Stream the remix below and while is still no sign of a download, keep checking back. Enjoy
Jack Ü - Take Ü There (Feat. Kiesza) [Missy Elliott Remix]
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