5 Dec
Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary of Big Dada "Florida" LP

We’ve covered many of Ninja Tunes’ Solid Steel Radio shows and podcasts over the years, because frankly the Ninja Tune team is peerless. Everything from their tribute to De La Soul’s legendary 3 Feet High and Rising to Herbaliser’s War Of The Worlds mixtape to their 25th anniversary Genesis of Coldcut recap, the team always puts out immaculately conceived and executed musical […]


25 Jul
Party starts this weekend in Ft Lauderdale, FL

In anticipation of the Mad Decent Block Party tour that will be hitting 22 cities across North America, starting in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow (Saturday, July 26), Canadian duo Thugli drop this straight booty bounce mix. Fitting, as they’ll be behind the decks at the Block Party for the Canadian leg of the tour. Give Mad Decent’s […]


15 Jun
Celebrate the world's greatest sporting event on BBC 1Xtra

With the ball just dropping for the 2014 FIFA World Cup yesterday, Diplo kicked off  with his hour-long mix on the BBC 1Xtra Mistajam. The Brazilian location of the soccer showdown seems to have had some impression on the mix, as much of the mix is heavy with Latin-American verve, not to mention some big-name remixes of […]


10 Jun
Lil Kim, Mr Carmack, Dog Blood, Drake, The Weeknd & more

This Saturday night just past, French producer STWO took over the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1 with a trap-inspired set that ranged from the chill-out to hip-hop to the proper dance off. Much like Parisian co-patriot DJ Snake, who dropped an Essential Mix earlier last month, his Diplo & Friends set is pure trap-aholic, ranging from the […]


3 Jun
Wiley, Slum Village, Broken Bells, Dog Blood, Kove & more

We just shared Zeds Dead Somewhere Else mini-mix last week, but it looks like the Toronto duo is keeping busy. They hit up the BBC’s popular Diplo & Friends showcase this Saturday night to drop a one-hour set of off-kilter beats. From bouncy bingo 2-step to house to plenty of lower frequency bass tracks, Zeds Dead mix […]


21 May
Festival hits the Whittier Recreation Center August 2nd & 3rd

Time to get HARD for summer at the Whittier Recreation Center this August 2nd & 3rd. Equipped with five stages and a serious lineup, HARD Summer will feature a very comprehensive sampling of roof-raising knob-twiddlers including: Jack U (the new Skrillex & Diplo superduo), Axwell, A$AP Mob, Tiësto, Dillon Francis, NERO and Disclosure, along with A-Trak, Baauer, Martin Garrix, Pusha T,  Maya Jane Coles, […]


2 May
Foamo, Dog Blood, Aaliyah, Daft Punk, Diplo & more

Grammy-nominated and Parisienne-bred producer DJ Snake has been on a tear recently, breaking out in 2013 with “Bird Machine”, and this year with the proper massive “Turn Down For What” with Lil Jon. This was after a slew of his trap-heavy remixes for the likes of pop heavyweights like Lady Gaga, T-Pain and Diddy. Currently on a far-flung […]


10 Mar
The latest offering from Converse's Three Artists. One Song series

What do you get when you throw 2/3 of the remaining members of The Clash into a studio with Diplo, and then let Frank Ocean come in and lace some very Frank Oceany vocals on top? Hero. The answer is, you get “Hero”. But I’m a little confused as to how this fits into Converse’s Three […]