From the man who made #ExpressYourself the new planking comes the infinity stripper pole in space! Diplo's “Set It Off,” music video directed by Ryan Staake featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex, is a mesmerizing piece that leads to the hypnotic presence of twirling and spinning strippers set in space.
Arthur Baker has put together a pretty fascinating documentary on "how the Roland TR-808 changed the musical world starting from its most seminal record Planet Rock." Catch interviews from Questlove, Diplo, Skrillex, and many many other influencers. Interesting little mash up style to the trailer above, too. Look for Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808 to drop in 2013!
Diplo has teamed up with Dutch producer Oliver Twizt to release their Go EP. The EP is based around the title track, "Go," which features a focal loop that sounds like a drowned out 8-bit video game sample. One might parallel the sound to a tribal Atari-playing rave on an unnamed planet. Or something.
Take a listen to the original track below and grab the rest of the EP, which includes several remixes of the tune from folks like Kid Kaio, Swarms, and PeaceTreaty.
For the first time ever, the revolutionary Legitmix platform is allowing musicians to legally sell songs using copyrighted music without having to go through the arduous and costly sample clearing process. Further, anyone can recreate a DJ set, remix, or sample-based song on their own computer utilizing the original samples used by the artist!
Crazy exciting. We will certainly be nudging our pals sitting on uncleared sampled music, for starters.
Diplo has partnered with Legitmix to release Mad Legit, a 40-minute DJ set including 9 exclusive remixes that draw from Tupac's "California Love," Chris Brown's "Look at me Now" and Belle Epoque's "Miss Broadway," to name a few. Sample the mix below.
The pricing is quite clever as well. To purchase Mad Legit, you pay $3.00 "plus the retail cost of the 14 copyrighted tracks needed to recreate the Diplo DJ set and its 9 remixes." What's even more fancy is that Legitmix will search your hard drive for the copyrighted source tracks and only charge you for ones you don't already have.
Legitmix cites a very simple goal: "deliver on the promise of copyright: to encourage artistic freedom while protecting a creator's right to profit from their work." You can learn more about the company's story by viewing their video.
The long-formidable Australia-born singer and songwriter Sia releases her fifth proper album, We Are Born,on Monkey Puzzle/Jive Records on June 22. The first single "Clap Your Hands" is a deliriously happy burst of good times and a call to the dance floor wherever you are. We have dynamite remixes from the ever-trailblazing Diplo, Prince Vince, and France's Fred Falke.