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Newest Love: Grandtheft & Delaney Jane – “Easy Go”

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Since their inception ten years ago, Mad Decent has quickly established itself as a global hotspot for budding talent and the Diplo-led imprint has become home to several of the electronic industry’s brightest talents. Their newest release titled “Easy Go,” comes from the dynamic pairing of certified remix king Grandtheft and singer/songwriter Delaney Jane.

Grandtheft and I have been working on this track for about a year now and I’m super excited to finally put it out, especially with a fellow artist from Toronto. This song is about living in the fast lane, kinda just going through the motions of every day life while not really feeling alive… That is, until meeting someone who changes it all. I’m in love with this track and I hope it speaks to people like it does to us!” – Delaney Jane

From the start, “Easy Go” has the makings of a chart-topper: Irresistable vocals, whimsical lyrics, and an addictive melody that one may expect from a Grandtheft production. The chemistry between these two Toronto-based artists is on full display throughout the single, with Delaney Jane providing the perfect touch of vocal gloss to match with Grandtheft’s creative output.

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Dillon Francis – “Messages”

Dillon Francis, master of cats and crowned prince of Moombahton, is taking a momentary breather from hair styling to release his new track, “Messages” feat. Simon Lord. BBC’s Zane Lowe called the track “a whole step up for one of dance music’s most talented producers and greatest characters.”

Listen: Dillon Francis – “Messages”

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Diplo to Release Photographic Journey Book

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.

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Grammy Nomination – Diplo

2011 is the year of the electronic musician, with the numerous accolades, features, sold out festivals and now Grammy nominations for the genre and its artists.  One of the music industry’s most recognized names and undeniably charismatic personalities, Diplo, has been nominated for his second Grammy (previously nominated for M.I.A.’s ‘Paper Planes’) as producer for Chris Brown’s three times nominated “Look At Me Now.” The Rap Song of the Year nominee infiltrated clubs and radio waves and garnered over 132 million views on YouTube, arguably one of the biggest hits of the year.
Diplo wears many hats and there will be no shortage of projects to follow in 2012.  In addition to working with everyone from pop stars, rappers and indie rockers, Diplo is gearing up for the sophomore release from Major Lazer and more world touring.  His record label, Mad Decent, and new label imprint, Jeffrees, will continue to put out some of the most exciting new artist releases, while Diplo continues to pen his online column for Vanity Fair, as well as the release of his first book with photographer Shane McCauley through Rizzoli.
Congratulations to Diplo and all his fellow Grammy nominees!

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Brand New: Diplo and Oliver Twizt – “Go”

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”

Download: Diplo and Oliver Twizt – “Go” (PeaceTreaty remix)

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Free Download: CSS – “Hits Me Like a Rock” (Depressed Buttons Remix)

CSS’ infectious, tropical-flavored single “Hits Me Like a Rock” (featuring Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie) has become a summer favorite, perfect for both backyard barbeques and all night dance parties.  Now, the track has gotten the remix treatment from Depressed Buttons, a new outfit consisting of three members of The Faint, who are signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label.  CSS will kick off their North American tour this fall, and the Brazilian crew will release their new album La Liberacion on August 22nd through V2/Cooperative Music USA/DowntownRecords.

Listen/download: CSS – “Hits Me Like a Rock” (Depressed Buttons Remix)

CSS Tour Dates:

10/1:  Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
10/2:  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/4:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/6:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/8:  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/9:  Los Angeles, CA @ Filter Culture Collide Festival
10/13:  Denver, CO @ Bluebird
10/15:  Mexico City, Mexico @ Curva 4 Race Track at Foro Sol
10/17:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/21:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/22:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/23:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/24:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/26:  Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/28:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/29:  Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/30:  Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

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