To say that Diplo has seen many successes in his career is the understatement of the century. He has worked with an impressive amount of high-profile musicians that crosses the boundaries of different popular music genres, he joined forces with A-Trak and Skrillex to create the YouTube Channel Potato, and was nominated for the Non-Classical Producer of the Year Award at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. This, alone, not only makes him one of the most accomplished producers in the EDM genre, but in the general music industry. Still, Diplo has the chance to put another notch on his belt due to his recent acknowledgment in the Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list for 2013.
After the hints of a mega venture called 'Potato Will Eat You' from the super group A-Trak, Diplo, and Skrillex, we were eager to find out what exactly the project would be. Now, the news has finally been revealed and it comes in the form of a new music channel, POTATO which promises to take the approach of the early days of MTV.
The inaugural episode "BANG!" features Skrillex, Boys Noize and other pioneers of the genre as they comment on one of the early birth places of electronic music, Detroit.
The first act at the main stage was Demetrius who laid down his usual dutch house sounds. The young star was soon joined on stage by surprise superstar producer, guest, and father, Timbaland. Although we enjoyed the surprise visit, MC shout outs don’t mesh well with the natural flow of electronic music and by the end of his blabber we were ready for more tunes.
The ever innovative, Grammy nominated producer, Diplo is breaking grounds this month and announced "Trap Hawk Down" in which he will be hitting 4 cities to play 4 shows in one day! Starting in Baltimore, off to Philly, Atlantic City, and wrapping up in NYC these parties should get pretty interesting. If you're lucky enough to get to one of these venues, trust that there's no other party like a Diplo party.
It's no doubt that electronic music has caught the attention of the masses. Since the recent explosion of the genre in 2011, it seems that just about everyone has embraced it. Whether its 'deep house' to 'tropical trap rap' to 'moombahton' the genres continue to expand with a now more than ever diverse roster of seriously mind bending choices. We rounded up a mix of twelve songs that are worthy of so much play time it's ri-dic-u-lous.
More days than others, it seems like we're looking for some nostalgia from music festivals past only to get us in gear for music festivals present. Sometimes there are no words to describe our experiences, however, thankfully we have the live sets to bring us back to those moments. We've rounded up 10 amazing live sets from a solid group of DJ's that produce unforgettable sets and will most definately never get old. Listen, love, and enjoy!
2. Diplo- Live at Electric Zoo 2012
5. Tristan Garner- Live at Tomorrowland 2012
6. Laidback Luke- Live at Ultra Music Festival 2012
8. DJ Solo- Live at Electric Forest 2012
9. Le Castle Vania- Live at Escape From Wonderland 2011
10. Steve Aoki- Live at UMF Korea 2012
Thirty-five thousand people attended last Saturday’s (Nov. 3) sold-out HARD Day of the Dead festival in downtown LA. Attendees dressed in their leftover Halloween costumes, painted their faces like skeletons and erupted into song, singing "We Are Your Friends" by main stage headliner, Justice, whilst piling out of the packed Chinatown metro station early Saturday evening.
Upon exiting the metro station, which was conveniently located across from the festival's entrance, festival-goers were forced to wait in an obscenely crowded mob to get IDs checked, which were barely even glanced at. For a festival that adheres to strict security (they make attendees take off their shoes), this appeared to be counterproductive. Once past that checkpoint, fans had to wait in another lengthy line, but some grew impatient and just hopped the barriers wreaking havoc and causing even longer lines for those coming in after.
Born in the dirty South, trap music has long been tied to strictly hip hop and rappers but as music is ever evolving trap has since become a sub genre of EDM thanks to Diplo, Flosstradamus and Baauer. To put it simply, trap can be classifed as hip hop intertwined with dutch house synths and basslines found in dubstep. If you're on the fence about delving into this particular type of music listen to the tracks below and see for yourself!
1. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (Diplo Trapstyle Remix)
2. Major Lazer - Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
3. Azealia Banks - 212 (DjSliink Remix)
4. Zedd - Clarity (Ookay Remix)