Diplo Shares The Thirteen Albums That Inspired Him The Most

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Diplo took to Facebook on Sunday to post the thirteen albums that inspired him the most throughout his high school years, cashing in on the inexplicably widespread trend to sweep social media over the weekend. From hip hop to electronic to rock and everything in between, the list reflects Diplo’s immense spectrum of musical talent and influence that led to his work with Major Lazer, Skrillex and more.

Check out Diplo’s Facebook post here, and check further down for each of his descriptions and album links.

Weezer – Blue Album: “I didnt know I was into rock music but every song on this album I listened to over and over. Then guitar lines and Rivera voice were so on point to me.”

Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride: “I had an obsession with west coast hip hop. And skateboarding ..everything from Tupac to souls of mischief . It was he production on the album that’s had me mesmerized .. how did u get so many loops in one song .. I even listened to the skits”

DJ Shadow – Entroducing: “I wanted to be a producer once I heard this album and realized u can do anything with just some old records.”

Radiohead – Kid A: “They rewrote the rule book of what a band could sound like .. I would just get stoned and listen to this and always find new things.”

Bone Thugs – E. 1999 Eternal: “Was gonna put 36 mystic styles but I think I listened to this more.”

Bad Brains – Bad Brains:  “One of the only venues in my town beside under age night clubs was a church that had hard core shows . Florida had a big hardcore punk scene . I find out about bad brains and became obsessed with their movement and right brigade made me punch people.”

New Order – Substance: “I had a girlfriend that introduced me to cure Depeche Mode and other new wave bands .. I thought the music was soft but then I learned more about the electronic productions and he connection between hip hop and arthur baker. Bizarre love triangle was an obsession for me.”

Portishead – Dummy: “Just perfect combination of goth and hip hop that made me sad and happy at the same time.”

Massive Attack – Protection: “Same as Portishead.. the song protection manipulated james brown sample in a way that was hi art to me.”

Beastie Boys – Ill Communication: “This album was punk and I loved how they tried to push boundaries whenever they could.”

Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Return of the Super Ape: “Lee Perry was my gateway drug into reggae .. before I got heavy into dancehall and all hints Caribbean I was really into dub and lee perry was an actual insane person which makes for good music..”

Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36 Chambers / A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders: “A lot of east coast hip hop burned into my subconscious because of rap city .. everyday after school I would watch all videos.. groups like black moon . artifacts . Krs one the fugees. Especially wu tang and tribe and fugees. their album were sonic landscapes.”

 

Image: Rukes

 

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Triple J Listeners Oust Flume For Best Album of 2016 Spot

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As the U.S. begins to freeze from the end-of-year winter chill, our warm and cozy Aussie brethren are enjoying the last weeks of 2016 in style. Triple J, one of the nation’s most forward-thinking radio platforms, is once again honoring the New Year with their own wrap-up of 2016 favorites. This week, they asked listeners to phone in their favorite albums of the year from any and all genres. Much to the suprirse of us here on the western hemisphere, however, it appears that Flume‘s longstanding reign at the top has finally been dismantled.

Violent Soho, a four-piece Austrailian alternative rock band, took listeners by storm this year with their edgy, punk sound and crisp instrumentation. They managed to gather enough votes from the Triple J crowd to take the No. 1 position for their 2016 album WACO, knocking Flume and Skin down to No. 2.

The Top 10 list also features albums from RUFUS, Radiohead and Frank Ocean, among other noteworthy works. Take a listen to the new kings of Australia’s scene below, and check further down for the complete list.

  1. Violent Soho – WACO
  2. Flume – Skin
  3. The Avalanches – Wildflower
  4. RUFUS – Bloom
  5. Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream
  6. Sticky Fingers – Westway (The Glitter & The Slums)
  7. DMA’S – Hills End
  8. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  9. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
  10. Frank Ocean – Blonde

 

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Gucci Mane To Release Three More Albums And A Book in 2017

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(AllHipHop News) Gucci Mane hopes to have a  huge year in 2017.

The Atlanta rapper just revealed on social media that he plans on dropping three albums, along with his first book in 2017. He also will tour for the first time.

His second project since his release from confinement, Woptober dropped on October 14.

The 13-track free project features appearances from Rick Ross and Young Dolph, among many others.

Guwop also dropped Everybody Looking in July with the LP opening at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Furthermore, the rapper will close the year with his recently announced project The Return Of East Atlanta Santa set to drop December 16.

The project will follow his 2015 release East Atlanta Santa 2, which was released while the rapper was still incarcerated.

Mac Miller’s “The Divine Femine,” Debuts At Top Spot In Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart

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Playlists Might Overtake Albums As Industry ‘Gold Standard’

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We’ve mentioned quite often the positive influence that the streaming boom has had in the music industry, particularly in helping it overcome a sluggish early 2000s with some solid growth. One of the main drivers of that growth has been the streaming giants’ abilities to curate top-notch playlists which have become the new ‘go-to’ source for finding music.

According to the Music Business Association, playlists have become so popular that they now account for over 30% of all music listening time across all ages – albums, in contrast, have dipped to 22%. Playlists still trail single tracks by a large degree (at 46%), but make no mistake – the era of the playlist is just dawning.

Since 2000, album sales have declined 30% for various reasons. Online music distribution stores like the iTunes store kicked off the decline early on while singles continued to grow in prominence. EDM, in particular, has seen its fair share of artist focus more on singles than full-length albums – relative to other genres at least. Calvin Harris who is one of the only EDM artists to truly accomplish mainstream album success has supposedly gone on the record about abandoning the album format while the current kings of EDM, The Chainsmokers have also expressed a lack of interest in writing an album for the time being.

What do you guys think? Are full-length albums on the way out?

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Calvin Harris Is Reportedly Done Making Albums, Will Only Release Singles

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I have a lot of interest in the resurgence of albums in the electronic music world. These past three years especially have seen virtually everyone from STS9 to Empire Of The Sun to DJ Snake to Underworld release an album (actually, those four are just this year), and everyone seems to be asking their favorite artist “When is yours coming??”

And yet, according to some insider information, Calvin Harris will be eschewing the album route for the foreseeable future.

An insider says, “Calvin has always been a forward-thinker and believes just releasing singles is the way forward. Albums don’t sell how they used to and artists are now seeing streaming as the future. Albums are time-consuming and limit artists to cycles rather than having a persistent presence in the charts. Calvin is one of the most-streamed artists in the world so it would make sense to exploit that success.”

Calvin Harris became the first British performer to reach one billion streams on Spotify in 2014, so it’s clear that streaming is working for him. As of January 2015, his album Motion had sold 66,000 copies in the US. Meanwhile, all of the album tracks have been streamed for a total of more than 1 billion plays at this point. So maybe he’s onto something.

Still, I can’t help but mourn the loss of the album format. Celebmix says that Calvin’s choice could “change the music industry forever,” though I wouldn’t claim something so ridiculous. While his choice could change up some things, I can’t believe the album format will ever become completely obsolete.

Calvin’s next single, “My Way,” comes out Friday.

 

H/T The Sun

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