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Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2015 (#30-21)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of the year (No. 40-31 is here), let’s pick up at number 30. 30) Nick Brewer – “Talk To Me” Okay, so Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” might not be the most original of sample choices, but in a year swamped by reworkings of ‘90s club classics, this hip-house anthem was easily the most joyous. 29) FKA twigs – “In Time” The standout […]


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‘Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü’ – Album Review

Atlantic (2015)

Dropped without any notice during their mammoth 24-hour Beatport DJ set last week, Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü sees two kings of the EDM scene join forces for a surprise full-length LP which, unsurprisingly, isn’t exactly short on epic bass drops. The fratboy-friendly supergroup occasionally show signs that they’ve broadened their horizons since they first shared a stage together at the Mad Decent Block Party back in 2013. “To […]


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Diplo “Random White Dude Be Everywhere” – Album Review

Mad Decent (2014)

Named after a comment on one of his several provocative videos from a rather astute YouTube user, Random White Dude Be Everywhere sees super-producer Diplo serve up a mixed bag of twerk classics, brand new cuts and remixes in a bid to confirm that he’s still the master of organised chaos. With Bieber, Britney and Usher just a few of the artists who’ve recently chosen to utilise the 35-year-old’s speaker-blasting […]


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Major Lazer “Free The Universe” – Album Review

Mad Decent (2013)

A virtual unknown outside the dancehall community at the time of Major Lazer’s 2009 debut, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, Diplo has since become one of the world’s most in-demand producers, contributing to records by Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Chris Brown whilst also earning a Grammy nomination for his work on Usher’s glorious electro-soul ballad “Climax.” Follow-up Free The Universe, the first record under Diplo’s other pseudonym since the […]


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Hip-Hop, meet Diplo. Diplo, Hip-Hop.

After achieving superstar status midway through the past decade thanks to his work with girlfriend/acolyte M.I.A., producer/DJ Diplo went to work dabbling his fingers in just about all of pop music’s current iterations. Often called in to lend hipster credibility and a danceable flavor to major pop releases, Diplo has wound up placing some of his best work on the albums of hip-hop artists whose ambitions include a crossover to […]