Danish ElectroPop enigma Karen Marie Ørsted, better know as MØ, has got together with Bass superstar Diplo for her new single, XXX 88. The track is due for a proper release in October as part of her forthcoming brand new EP. We wouldn’t have immediately put MØ’s moody SynthPop with Diplo’s jump-up beats, but sometimes strange bedfellows work out, and in this case they really do.
MØ’s quirky vocals croon out over an interesting, and pleasing, mixture of icy synths and warm beats. Diplo adds some robust horns and the odd bit of shouting to the mix, in fact the whole some revolves around the vocals and the horn hook, with intertwine together to create something genuinely compelling, all driven on by a relentless Dancehall beat. Exciting stuff!
While in the studio in Jamaica, Electro-Dancehall masters Diplo & Switch A.K.A. Major Lazer put together a mixtape for La Roux, dubbing it ‘Lazerproof’.
Consisting of 14 mash-ups of La Roux’s SynthPop gold with various Dubplates, Blends and Diplo & Switch’s beats featuring the likes of Amanda Blank, Candi Redd and Matthew Hemerlein. If you’ve ever wanted to hear a Dancehall/Electro/Dub/ElectroPop/Hip Hop/SynthPop/Dubstep/Ska collision album then this is the one for you. The whole album works amazingly well and handled masterfully by Major Lazer and all given to you for free via ‘Lazerproof’s mini-site. It’s defiantly different and a perfect way to kick off the summer, in fact in the first 24 hours of release 200,000 seemed to agree and crashed Diplo’s label, Mad Descent’s servers forcing the label to backup the album download at this zShare link!
In retrospect, B-LIVE has sent a hell of a lot of good music our way this year. Much of that, in the latter part of the year, has been in the form of a whole heap of storming reMixes of Drop The Lime’s ‘Devil’s Eyes’
Saving the best for last, they are now unleashing this epic reMix by Major Lazer man and superstar producer Diplo. Frantic percussion underlies this summery, party, Electro banger with an exotic flavour. Rapid fire synth stabs and cut up vocals belie what is actually quite a chilled party track…it’s just a chilled party track that has the fever!