For Point Blank’s latest track breakdown, they were joined by Faustix for an exclusive peek into how he created his dance track, ‘Bailamos’.
Faustix is steadily becoming a force to be reckoned with in the dance music scenes with his ground-shaking releases on labels like Mad Decent, Monstercat, EPIC Records, Atlantic Records and more. The Danish DJ and producer, real name Morten Brangstrup Olsen, has worked with the likes of Diplo and Major Lazor and shows no signs of slowing down.
Burning Man, the annual festival that takes place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, has announced its desire to put a stop to those using its spectacular backdrop as an aid to further commercial and other personal interests.
Marian Goodell, CEO of the nonprofit Burning Man Project, published a statement declaring:
Diplo has announced a new EP, sharing the first single ‘Boom Bye Bye’, featuring French rapper Niska.
The full release is billed as a prequel to last year's 'California', carries the title 'Europa' and is the latest sign of Diplo's desire to work with emerging hip hop artists.
Major Lazer have shared a brief live teaser from their fourth and final album.
Having announced in September 2018 that their forthcoming record would be their last, Diplo and co. have been tight lipped about the details. However, as you can see in the all-too-brief clip below, it’s looking like the LP may be coming pretty soon.
Major Lazer have dropped a new video for the single 'Watch Out For This', which features Busy Signal, The Flexican and FS Green.
The clip has been directed by Jay Will, a friend of the electronic group, who is based in the Jamaican capital of Kingston, where the whole lot was shot.
Unsurprisingly, then, choreography and sounds— not least those dub sirens— have been inspired by the dancehall scene, with an archive 1990s JBC radio recording, including the voice of legendary announcer Barry G, kicking things off.
It’s been a hot minute, or three years now to be exact, since Flume released his last album ‘Skin’, and while 2017 saw an EP, ‘Skin Companion EP II’, 2018 was drier than an Australian summer.
Closing out the year, however, the Sydney born artist posted “Cheers 2018” on an Instagram post from the east coast of Australia, near Brisbane, before adding, “Next year I’ll be back in your life, I promise.”
Laroc and Ame, two of Brazil's leading clubs, have announced a new three-day festival for 2019 with Seth Troxler and Dubfire among the headliners.
Carnaval will take over the neighbouring venues, one hour's drive out of São Paulo, from 2nd - 4th March, with 30 DJs set to be involved in total. DJ Snake, Camelphat, Alan Walker, Diplo and Hot Since 82 are already confirmed for the event's debut edition.
A consummate crate digger and sonic explorer, American DJ and super producer Wesley Pentz, aka Diplo, has been on a lifelong hunt for the ultimate global sound. Since his early days as a budding DJ with thirsty ears, spinning weird mash-ups and creating experimental remixes, Diplo has fostered an appreciation for the sounds of the world. His culturally curious approach to music has seen him dabbling in genres and subcultures far and wide, from Miami bass to the frenetic baile funk of Brazil’s favelas, since the early 2000s.
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Diplo has announced a surprise new collaboration with John Mayer.
The U.S. producer and DJ - real name Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr. - revealed the news via his Instagram page:
Details as to what's in store for the collaboration are yet to be confirmed.
Last month, the producer teased a new LSD track, 'Mountains'.
Diplo has teased a new LSD track on his Instagram, 'Mountains', which will officially drop tomorrow, Thursday 1st November.
The three piece— comprising Labrinth, Sia and, of course, Diplo— have been regulars on DJ Mag's pages since May, carving out a niche for themselves with a suitably psychedelic pop-electronic hybrid via releases like 'Thunderclouds', which landed in August.