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PSY is revamping and re-upping his multi-platinum, history-making phenomenon “Gangnam Style” with the star-studded GANGNAM STYLE REMIX STYLE EP, available digitally today via School Boy/Republic Records. The collection features fiery new guest spots by hip-hop titans 2 Chainz and Tyga on one track and remixing from electronic dance music titans Diplo and Afrojack.
These remixes take “Gangnam Style” straight to the dance floor with propulsive production and uncontainable club energy courtesy of some of the biggest presences in the EDM scene. Meanwhile, 2 Chainz and Tyga add their own flavor to the massive hit, giving it another dimension altogether. Get ready to move to “Gangnam Style” all over again. This release will tide the world over until the next phase begins, which is only a little more than a month away.
“Gangnam Style” has solidified PSY as a superstar, and he’s taking everything to the next level once more. His reign will continue as strong as ever in 2013.
The music video for “Gangnam Style” is the first clip ever to reach 1 billion views on YouTube/VEVO. It also holds the Guinness World Record for “most-viewed” on the site, unseating Justin Bieber’s 2010-released “Baby”. It’s the “most-liked” video on the hub with over 5.8 million “Likes”. The video shows no signs of stopping still. Views range between 7 and 10 million daily for “Gangnam Style”, and countless clips fan-generated have popped up generating their own plethora of eyeballs.
PSY also has been honored recently in the U.S. and across the Atlantic. At the 2012, MTV Europe Music Awards, “Gangnam Style” received the top honor for “Best Video”, while at the American Music Awards, he took home their coveted trophy as this year’s “New Media Honoree”. Last Thanksgiving, PSY popped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for a very special holiday rendition of the song. It followed up a string of successful high-profile TV appearances including the Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Ellen DeGeneres, ABC’s Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The View. Psy also closed out his stellar chart-topping year with a performance of the hit song on ABC’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve w/ Ryan Seacrest live from Times Square on Dec 31st.
PSY has also graced the cover of Billboard Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and has been featured prominently in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, L.A. Times, GQ, People, Maxim, and more.
GANGNAM STYLE REMIX STYLE EP Tracklisting
1. Gangnam Style (강남스타일) Diplo Remix (Feat. 2 Chainz and Tyga)
2. Gangnam Style (강남스타일) Afrojack Remix
3. Gangnam Style (강남스타일) Diplo Remix (Instrumental)
4. Gangnam Style (강남스타일) (Instrumental)
Check out the EP on iTunes, here.
- Exclusive: Psy Has ‘Another Dance’ In The Works (mtv.com)
- PSY ft. 2 Chainz and Tyga – “Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix)” [LISTEN] (hiphopwired.com)
- Psy continues “Gangnam Style” craze with release of remix versions from Afrojack and Diplo ft. 2 Chainz and Tyga (allkpop.com)
- Psy Feat. Tyga & 2 Chainz – Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix) (dajaz1.com)
128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo’s Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything In Between with foreward by Alexander Wang and photos by Shane McCauley
How Diplo begins his book:
“Seven years, thirty-two countries, sixty thousand photos, and a million miles later, here is what we’ve been doing.”
From private beaches in Barcelona to a music studio in Jamaica, 128 Beats Per Minute is a photographic journey through the life of Grammy nominated and one-half of Major Lazer, DJ/producer Diplo. The stunning photography by former assistant to Annie Leibowitz, Shane McCauley, captures the excitement and vibrant mood as they travel from country to country and party to party, complete with a foreword by the CFDA/Vogue award winning fashion designer, Alexander Wang.
Chapters are divided by country, from Israel to Trinidad, and Russia to Asia – complete with a playlist as well as Diplo’s impressions of the culture and people: “Every city has its own cultural movement, history, fashion, and art-all of which is constantly evolving into something different.” Not only a DJ and producer, Diplo also founded the label Mad Decent, which has brought Brazilian baile funk, Angolan Kuduro, and other unknown music to clubs around the world and has been honing his literary chops while writing a column for Vanity Fair online. 128 Beats Per Minute is Diplo’s tour of the world and offers a glimpse into the people, places, and music that inspires him.
The book is set to drop in April via Universe Publishing.
- Grammy Nomination – Diplo (musicallyamusing.com)
- Brand New: Diplo and Oliver Twizt – “Go” (musicallyamusing.com)
- Wale and Diplo Leak New Track (musicallyamusing.com)
- Diplo publishes an alt coffee table book. Is he the next Kurty Vonnygutts? (hipsterrunoff.com)
Diplo and Dutch producer Oliver Twizt just dropped the new digital EP “GO” today, which includes five other remixes of the title track. Featuring work from Kid Kaio, Erick Rincon, Swarms and a SICK PeaceTreaty remix which you can download below.
Listen: Diplo and Oliver Twizt – “Go”
- Wale and Diplo Leak New Track (musicallyamusing.com)
Wale and Diplo are so proud of their hot new track “Slight Work” that they decided on Twitter to leak it. “Slight Work,” which is on Wale’s Ambition (album drops on Tuesday, 11/1/11), features Big Sean and was produced by Diplo, who premiered the track yesterday on his Facebook.
- Wale and Big Sean Make ‘Slight Work’ With Diplo — Listen (theboombox.com)
- Big Sean Finally Originals Mixtape (skoodmusic.com)
Check out this little promo for the new Disco Biscuits album Planet Anthem (release date is 3/16/10).
It’s a taste of the video for track “On Time”…how cute is that stick figure robot?!?!
Oh yeah, and on Tuesday, The Disco Biscuits are going to be celebrating the release by broadcasting the entire CD Release Party at the TLA in their home town of Philadelphia for free. It starts at 8 pm and is available here: www.livestream.com/discobiscuits.
Also, you can grab an autographed copy of Planet Anthem from Newbury Comics here.
The 9th annual 3-day music & arts festival, Camp Bisco, has confirmed some of the 50+ performer lineup including LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk (!!!), Major Lazer and Diplo. The Disco Biscuits will be performing all 3 of the nights. The Camp location is at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY on July 15-17.
If you’re a fan of Diplo like me, then you were probably pretty happy when his new album came out earlier this month.
Diplo is DJ Wes Pentz who is originally from Philly (which I did not know). For his debut only being 5 years ago, Diplo is a pretty big influence in the remixing world. There aren’t too many of his works that I don’t like. That’s why I was just a tad disappointed with his newest release Decent Work for Decent Play.
Coming in with 12 songs (good), the album is only about 41 minutes long (not good)! Usually we’re used to having an average of 5 minute long tracks especially in this genre. But, some of them are just past the 2 minute mark. The first track off the album is Diplo’s “Newsflash” featuring Sandra Melody. I really like the song; does anyone remember Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo? The very original? And the scenes where you had to go through the castle to find and defeat Koopa? That’s what this song reminds me of. Good stuff.
Second, is a Spank Rock song. “Put that Pussy on me” is a decent song. I recognized it from Girl Talk using parts of it in one of his tracks on his newest album Feed the Animals.
I don’t know for sure what it is about the third song, but I love it. It’s all Diplo himself and the name of the song is “200″. That’s that.
Samim’s “Heater” is one of those happy dance songs. I’d already heard it on my Sirius one day, and had it downloaded. So, it was nice to know that I already knew one of the tracks.
There’s a couple I could go without hearing more than a few times, though. “Way More Brazil” starts out awesome, but loses it’s shine. “Smash a Kangaroo” is another one I am not super into. Interesting title though, huh? I like that. Pretty much, when you listen to the album, the first half gets you going and loving it. Then, the second part kind of slows you down to where you’re half moving, and staring at the speakers wondering, “What’s going on?!”
I’d also like to add that “Baby” featuring Vybz Kartel has some more Nintendo sounds in it. This time, it sounds like Super Mario Bros. 3. Particularly when Mario is underwater. Am I imagining this? Am I subconsciously longing for my childhood days of playing old-school Nintendo for hours? I don’t think so…but maybe Diplo is?!