Diplo and Will Smith link up to produce 2018 World Cup anthem

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Will Smith, Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi, and Diplo are reportedly joining forces for the World Cup’s 2018 anthem, and judging by the star power inherent in this grouping, the incoming theme song sounds like it’ll be a veritable sonic goal.

Smith, Jam, and Kosovo vocalist, Istrefi, will perform the number, with Diplo handling all things production related. Titled ‘One Life to Live. Live it Up,’ the finished production is expected to drop on Friday, May 25.

@nickyjampr @Diplo @strefie @WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup

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Given the World Cup’s status as the most-watched television event in the world, the anthem will enjoy prevalent airtime. Previous World Cup anthems have included Pitbull’s ‘We Are One (Ole Ola),’ and Shakira’s wildly popular ‘Waka Waka,’ among others.

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Stream all the best sets from day 1 of EDC Las Vegas 2018

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With the first day of EDC Las Vegas in the rearview, Dancing Astronaut looks forward to its other two days of music from some of the most forward-thinking acts in the industry. Luckily, for those that couldn’t catch the vibes under the electric sky, EDC Las Vegas will be live streaming the entire weekend. This year, Insomniac’s launched its brand-new Insomniac Channel with a partnership with Live X Live.

Though before we move on, it’s only right to review the best of the best from 2018’s first day. Thanks to Mixcloud user “Buzz Lightyear,” listeners can hear sets from Diplo, Kaskade, Slushii, Mija, and more.

Deadpool 2 gets a taste of Diplo with new track, ‘Welcome To The Party’

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Diplo has enlisted a lengthy convoy of rap and vocal talent, including French Montana, Lil Pump, and Zhavia Ward, for his latest track, “Welcome To The Party,” that is set to be featured on the official motion picture soundtrack for the heavily anticipated Deadpool 2, out May 18.

It’s not terribly difficult to envision the absurdly comical, fourth-wall-breaking Deadpool plunging into a fight scene to the sound of the track’s epochal bass and forthright trap beat. While both French Montana and Lil Pump are each assigned their own verses, Zhavia, a former contestant on Fox‘s talent competition, The Four, delivers a short, but high-energy hook.

In Diplo’s lyric Youtube video, a lone, animated, and flower-crowned Deadpool is seen doing a number of popular internet dances, including the shoot dance and the floss dance.

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Gucci Mane ‘likes EDM,’ name drops Diplo in ‘The Autobiography of Gucci Mane’

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Although Gucci Mane has cooked up a series of super collabs with fellow rap heavyweights like Migos, Drake, and Lil Wayne over the course of his career, Gucci Mane fans might be surprised to learn that the “Both” rapper’s affinity for music extends beyond the hip hop genre, as The Autobiography of Gucci Mane imparts.

Heralded as being “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” by Complex, Gucci Mane’s autobiography ascended to the top of The New York Times’ bestseller list following its 2017 publication. The book traces Mane’s prolific career, from its earliest moments, Mane’s 2014 incarceration for felony firearm charges, and his 2016 release from prison.

While the work focuses primarily on hip hop and Gucci Mane’s association with the genre, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane details the rapper’s little known liking for electronic music. “I liked EDM,” Mane writes in one of the chapters, “The big beats, the lights at the shows, the way the crowd responded. It was a world away from the hood-ass clubs in Decatur I was used to, but I liked that my music was touching difference audiences. That was cool to me.”

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Gucci Mane goes on to cite Diplo as “One of the DJs who was championing [his] music,” referencing Diplo’s creation of Free Gucci, in Mane’s own words, a “mixtape with EDM remixes of the best songs from the trilogy” that “took off.”

Perhaps one day, fans will see a Gucci Mane/Diplo collab born in the studio.

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Diplo and MØ are back with a bright, summertime single, “Stay Open”

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Since the pair first met in the studio back in 2013, Diplo and have displayed a fruitful creative synergy. Their combined musical moxie has resulted in multiple chart-topping hits, including “Get It Right,” “xxx 88,” “Cold Water,”, Jack Ü‘s “Ü Know,” and, of course, Major Lazers 2015 smash, “Lean On.”

Now the ride-or-die pair have teamed up once again on a bright new release just in time for summer, “Stay Open.” A short and light-hearted track, Diplo’s laid-back production style lays down soft guitar chords and swirling synths to capture MØ’s deep, soulful melodies. The single is a nice intermission from Diplo’s California EP, which remained focused on honing the producer’s hip-hop-driven sound.

Power trio of Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo release second single, ‘Audio’

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Newly formed trio, LSD, comprised of Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo, released “Audio,” a stunning original featuring a captivating production style. Following the release of their first track, “Genius,” LSD has created an alluring sound in “Audio,” characterized by smooth vocals, heavenly melodies, and easy moving beats.

“Audio” is a dance pop crossover masterpiece that is bound to become one of the summer’s hottest hits, and rumor has it that the super group has a whole album in the works. However, a release date for LSD’s new body of work has not been unveiled. Nevertheless, “Audio” will mesmerize listeners upon first play with its refreshing tone and infectious lyrics.

Dillon Francis drops new single from upcoming Spanish language album

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Dillon Francis has been hyping up his new Spanish language album that is expected to be released in 2018. He has been dropping singles from it — the latest being “BaBaBa (Vete Pa’Ya).” The high-energy track integrates elaborate synth combinations with drums, shaping the background around the vocalist.

Francis decided to create a Spanish language album as his second studio album after stating he was “uninspired” and looking for something to make him excited again. Seeing the success of “Despacito” and “Mi Gente” kickstarted the idea that he could produce Spanish language music as a continuation of his Diplo and Maluca collaboration, “Que Que.” 2018 has proved to be a big year for Francis as his experimentation between styles and genres continues.

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Dillon Francis drops new single from upcoming Spanish language album

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Dillon Francis has been hyping up his new Spanish language album that is expected to be released in 2018. He has been dropping singles from it — the latest being “BaBaBa (Vete Pa’Ya).” The high-energy track integrates elaborate synth combinations with drums, shaping the background around the vocalist.

Francis decided to create a Spanish language album as his second studio album after stating he was “uninspired” and looking for something to make him excited again. Seeing the success of “Despacito” and “Mi Gente” kickstarted the idea that he could produce Spanish language music as a continuation of his Diplo and Maluca collaboration, “Que Que.” 2018 has proved to be a big year for Francis as his experimentation between styles and genres continues.

Featured photo by Ashley Buenrostro

Diplo, Skrillex, Run The Jewels, and more tapped for ‘Deadpool 2’ soundtrack [STREAM]

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Summer blockbuster season is upon us, and with the recent success of Marvel’s Black Panter and Avengers: Infinity War, superhero fever is in right now and expectations are high for Deadpool 2 landing later this month. Hype for the film may however peak with the release of the official soundtrack which features cuts from Skrillex, Diplo, and Run The Jewels for some presumably wild action sequences in the follow up to the highest grossing R-rated film of all time.

Better yet, the rest of the soundtrack includes choice slappers from Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Cher, Pat Benatar and a-ha’s seminal “Take On Me” — probably for more wild action scenes featuring Ryan Reynolds’ zinger-strapped anti hero. Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18. Stream the official soundtrack here:

Diplo, Sia, and Labrinth unveil new super group LSD, deliver debut single ‘Genius’

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Post EDM-conquest Diplo is living his best life. 2018 has seen the mega producer step away from writing massive radio-destined pop hits and into more experimental spaces, starting with the the announcement of this summer’s Silk City disco project with Mark Ronson and the release of his first solo work in four years on the California EP. Now, following his well-received collection of sad boy rap, Diplo is launching a trippy new side project, linking with Sia and UK multi-threat Labrinth for a super group called LSD.

The name comes from the group members’ first initials, but ultimately plays into the project’s digestibly psychedelic theme. LSD at first glance is like if Major Lazer had a new-wave Sgt. Pepper’s aesthetic — incorporating imaginative animations and narratives to their first single and accompanying video, “Genius,” from the trio’s upcoming debut album. The track finds Labrinth and Sia swapping syncopated versework over a characteristically catchy hip-hop lite Diplo beat. “Genius” lands just ahead of the group’s impending second single “Audio,” due sometime in mid-May. Diplo and Sia have proven to be a successful pairing in the past, and now with the addition of Labrinth, who’s reportedly due to release his sophomore studio album later this year, it looks like LSD might be the perfect summer trip-hop/pop stylings we didn’t know we needed.