Converse released this year’s “Three Artists, One Track” today, their ninth installment in what has become the musical equivalent of Groundhog Day: the track that answers the question of when summer is coming, and what it sounds like. This year’s collab, “Hero,” features two members of The Clash (Paul Simonon and Mick Jones), producer Diplo […]

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LA outfit Saint Motel won over the hearts and ears of bloggers and listeners alike with their infectious, horn-driven single “My Type” this summer. The Caribbean tinge and unique tenor/falsetto balance draws comparisons to contemporaries like Kisses or Capital Cities, though their newest release puts them on a platform of their own. Clearly feeling the […]

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Today Danish songstress Karen Marie Ørsted — more commonly known as MØ — dropped one of the four songs that will appear on her upcoming EP. On this one, entitled “XXX 88,” MØ teamed up with undisputed twerk master Diplo. The famed producer blends MØ’s signature electro-pop sound with some full-bodied horns and a contagious […]

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No stranger to leisure, the Philly four-piece reinterprets the laid back vibes of the original with an island style of their own, trading “Get Free’s” reggae stylings for a hazy, electronic beat.

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Major Lazer hold back the beat on their latest track, “Jessica,” a trippy reggae track featuring vocals from Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig. The song debuted on Annie Mac’s show this past weekend and will appear on the collective’s forthcoming album, Free The Universe. Get mellow with the radio rip above. Major Lazer’s Free The Universe […]

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Welcome back, Cudder. Between the Cruel Summer standout “Creepers,” the previously released “Just What I Am”, and the new “King Wizard”, it’s apparent that Kid Cudi is back with a vengeance, and he knows it. The track’s release was accompanied by a tweet from Scott Mescudi proclaiming, “mark my words, INDICUD will be the greatest […]

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Rolling Stone: Against Me! leader Tom Gabel comes out as transgender and reveals plans to undergo gender transition soon. Stereogum: Skrillex, Diplo, Grimes and more plan to tour Canada together by train. CoS: Fang Island announce a new album, Major, set for a July release. NME: The British mag is streaming Niki & The Dove’s […]

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He might not be dapper, but this cartoon can dagger. Major Lazer, the souped-up, one-armed, 80’s-style animated soldier alter ego of Diplo and Switch, switches gears from his usual cage-dancing jump-offs to a slower, more heartfelt anthem with “Get Free,” featuring vocals from Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman. The collaboration highlights what both sides do best; […]

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20-year old speed spitter Azealia Banks still has a lot to prove, but a collaboration with Diplo is a step in the right direction. Diplo has been all over the place recently, including successful collaborations with the likes of Usher and New Orleans bounce star Nicky Da B. “Fuck Up the Fun” is no exception. […]

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