Posts Tagged ‘diplo’

0146 Usher – Climax @ 0:32

Friday, January 25th, 2013

It’s not surprising to see Diplo (who produced this track) get put on by the mainstream. But I am surprised that he manages to sneak in a signature bass club “drop the hammer” sound effect. He’s letting us know he’s holding back a little, but still staying true to his original sound. Listen for it at 0:07 below.

Climax 0:24 – 0:37

FromĀ Looking 4 Myself, released through RCA Records, 2012

0098 Rusko – Hold On Feat. Amber Coffman @ 0:27

Monday, November 1st, 2010

You know it’s 2010 when a pop song drops like this. Wobble wobble.

Hold on 0:18 – 1:00

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From OMG, released through Mad Decent records, 2010.

0084 M.I.A. – Born Free @ 0:00

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

MIA m.i.a. maya

“higher higher hello”

She’s back. Forget the video, love this opening part!

Born Free 0:00 – 0:45

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From /\/\/\Y/\, released through N.E.E.T. Records in 2010.

0074 M.I.A. – Bucky Done Gone @ 2:52

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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Her new album is coming out this summer, and with production from offbeat dubstep cat, Rusko, I’m hoping her sound is gonna go even further out there.

This is off album #1, produced by Diplo, baile funk through most of it, until it gets all digi right here.

Note: I’m looking for that classic Gang starr best part to honour Guru who passed away on Monday. Let me know if you’ve got any favourites.

Bucky Done Gone 2:52 – 3:07

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From Arular, released through XL Records in 2005.

0037 Major Lazer – What U Like @ 2:00

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

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I’m still getting into this album from Super-producers Diplo and Switch (the guys who produce M.I.A) and it’s pretty good so far. The whole thing is on this future electro dancehall vibe, and this track is the raunchy rub it down number.

Leading up to the 2 min mark, you’re on the typical Dancehall Riddim and it even goes accapella for about 7 secs, and then at 2:00, the beat done gone and switched up. As soon as I heard it, I knew I’d put it up here. I love the drum pattern, it’s got a lot of atmosphere, and it’s what I wanted to hear from these guys. Bonus points for the cover art and back story.

What U Like featuring Amanda Blank & Einstein 2:00 – 2:26

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From Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do, released through Mad Decent Records, 2009.

0007 Diplo – Brew Barrymore @ 0:54

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

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Here Diplo takes the Ronnie Foster sample from the classic Tribe Called Quest joint, Electric Relaxation, and starts hammering the drum pads.

It’s a nice re-edit, but it hits overdrive when the hi-hat comes in. It doesn’t get any tighter than this.

Check out about 3/4 through the clip below.

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