Diplo and photographer Shane McCauley are launching the zine series Blow Your Head. Each volume will explore a different country and musical genre. For this volume, the duo traveled through Trenchtown, visiting Tuff Gong Studios, Gee Jam Studios and Sugarman Beach, documenting the most cutting-edge music and dance with candid photographs of the players and venues.
Each volume is an 8 x 10 inch, 96 page black and white softcover printed in a limited edition of 1500 copies.
Snoop Dogg’s upcoming album as Snoop Lion, Reincarnated, was announced by VICE this week, who will be releasing the record (and a documentary) in the fall. Our own Dre Skull co-produced the album alongside Diplo & Ariel Rechtshaid.
Mixpak 027 is brought to you by Paul Devro, creative director of Mad Decent and party DJ extraordinaire. Alongside co-curating the brand new Mad Decent imprint, Jeffree’s, with Diplo, of late Vancouver’s Devro has also been producing new tracks for the upcoming Riff Raff LP, the ‘Through the Wire’ moombahton compilation, and has a brand new release coming out on Bersa Discos in the new year.
His Mixpak FM mix is a ride through dancehall, Brazil trapmuzik, ghettotech outkast covers, new releases from Mixpak favourite, Murlo, and a fistful of crazy tracks from around the globe. Mad decent.
This weekend Dre Skull had a featured mix on Australia’s Triple J radio, alongside other exclusive mixes from Drop The Lime, All The Lights and Diplo. The mix features some forthcoming Mixpak productions from Dubbel Dutch and Bert on Beats, not to mention a ton of white labels and remixes.
When I first heard this song I instantly liked it, not only does it have that infectious punk beat but this man’s vocals are on point. Alex Clare semi howls (in a good way) over this Diplo and Switch produced track. I have seen others touch on how similar it is to Major Lazer’s Hold the Line. It is in fact a classier (read slowed down and added strings) cousin of Lazer Theme. Lazer Theme is probably my favourite track off last year’s Guns Dont Kill People Lazers Do LP, MC Future Trouble slays the beat with a politically insightful venom.