7inch Sunday: Hot Chip – Look at Where We Are

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7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that [...]

Major Lazer’s New Album Delayed Until 2013

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In an unexpected turn of events, it has been announced that Major Lazer’s upcoming release, Free the Universe, has been delayed until February 19th, 2013. Originally set for a November 6th release, the record features guest appearances from Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavilion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, Ezra Koening (of Vampire Weekend), Dev and more. [...]

FKi, Iggy Azalea and Diplo Debut First Ever “Shoppable” Video


Commercialization has reached a new peak in digital media. Rappers FKi and Iggy Azalea (recently signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records and Interscope) collaborate with Grammy-nominated artist Diplo on the new track “I Think She Ready,” accompanied with a visual featuring a first-of-it’s-kind approach to music videos. Directed by Alex 2Tone in collaboration with SSENSE, [...]

Diplo Announces Reggae Record with Snoop Dogg


According to MTV News, world-renowned producer Diplo and Snoop Doggy Dogg himself are joining forces for a collaborative reggae album. The duo has already recorded 18 tracks for the effort, but have yet to announce any other details. Diplo weighs in on the project below. Snoop Dogg is an icon, man; he’s bigger than the [...]

Listen: Azealia Banks – “Fuck Up The Fun” (Prod. by Diplo)


Brooklyn rapper Azealia Banks has released a new collaboration with  Diplo entitled “Fuck Up The Fun”. So far, there’s no sign that this track will make Banks’ debut album Broke With Expensive Taste which drops in September. Listen to song below and let us know what you think.

The 5th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup Announced


This Summer will kick off with The 5th Annual Roots Picnic; one of the most eclectic music festivals hosted by it’s namesake band The Roots. Jimmy Fallon’s in-house band has headlined the festival for the past four years inviting their musical colleagues and favorite up and comers. This year’s lineup runs the gamut from hip [...]

Video: Usher – “Climax”


Usher has released the video to his Diplo-produced single “Climax”.  No one depicts heartache better than Usher, and in this clip he portrays a scorn lover who contemplates his next move after losing his girl to another man. Watch it below.

Listen: Diplo – Express Yourself


Today the iconic producer and half of Major Lazer, Diplo, debuted the first track from his forthcoming EP, Express Yourself. The similarly titled song can be heard exclusively at SPIN.com, but below is a sampler of all the tracks encompassing this EP. As heard through some of the samplings, other artists featured on the EP [...]