Archive | Higher Ground

Martin Garrix celebrates birthday with release of ‘Higher Ground’ featuring John Martin

It’s officially been a full 24 rotations around the sun for Martin Garrix. Once a dance music pupil in 2012, the now 24-year-old has compiled a more than substantial win record, holding his own on Ultra’s mainstage at just 16, founding STMPD RCRDS in 2016 and performing the closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in […]

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Purple Disco Machine brings the funk to Diplo and SIDEPIECE’s ‘On My Mind’

One of the hallmark tracks of the blossoming house label Higher Ground has certainly been “On My Mind,” SIDEPIECE (aka Party Favor and Nitti Gritti) and Diplo‘s massive house tune. After reaching No 1 on the US Dance Radio charts, “On My Mind” received a truly absurd visualizer to accompany it. Now, the resounding number […]

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Diplo and SIDEPIECE deliver surprising visual accompaniment for ‘On My Mind’

At the end of 2019, Diplo joined forces with SIDEPIECE, more popularly known as the collaborative moniker of Party Favor and Nitti Gritti. The trio delivered “On My Mind,” which went on to reach No. 1 on US Dance Radio. This is unsurprisingly due to the single’s combination of alluring house notes mixed with a […]

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Kyle Watson gifts two left field bass-house tracks to Higher Ground [Stream]

For the bass-house fans who need a little obscurity in their rhythms, Kyle Watson is here for you. The South African tech house maestro’s latest EP Major Games is certainly some of his most adventurous works to date; the EP is dripping from top to bottom with unique vocal samples, synth stabs, and compelling textures. […]

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Kyle Watson gifts two left field bass-house tracks to Higher Ground [Stream]

For the bass-house fans who need a little obscurity in their rhythms, Kyle Watson is here for you. The South African tech house maestro’s latest EP Major Games is certainly some of his most adventurous works to date; the EP is dripping from top to bottom with unique vocal samples, synth stabs, and compelling textures. […]

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Martin Garrix teases new single, ‘Higher Ground,’ with John Martin in DJ livestream

In the wake of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic forcing his tour schedule, Martin Garrix has remained isolated in his Netherlands estate alongside his parents. After his highly anticipated UEFA 2020 anthem had been delayed due to the tournament’s postponement, Garrix revealed in an Instagram Q&A that a John Martin reunion single, initially intended for Tomorrowland, […]

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Martin Garrix teases new single, ‘Higher Ground,’ with John Martin in DJ livestream

In the wake of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic forcing his tour schedule, Martin Garrix has remained isolated in his Netherlands estate alongside his parents. After his highly anticipated UEFA 2020 anthem had been delayed due to the tournament’s postponement, Garrix revealed in an Instagram Q&A that a John Martin reunion single, initially intended for Tomorrowland, […]

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Martin Garrix teases new single, ‘Higher Ground,’ with John Martin in DJ livestream

In the wake of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic forcing his tour schedule, Martin Garrix has remained isolated in his Netherlands estate alongside his parents. After his highly anticipated UEFA 2020 anthem had been delayed due to the tournament’s postponement, Garrix revealed in an Instagram Q&A that a John Martin reunion single, initially intended for Tomorrowland, […]

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Redfield makes Higher Ground debut with soulful house EP, ‘Pictures’

Higher Ground, the new house imprint launched by Diplo, continues its ascent into prominence. Since its inception last summer, Higher Ground has already released several EPs, ranging in sound from the wacky Walker & Royce to the afro-house stylings of Born Dirty & Diplo. Higher Ground’s latest release comes from Redfield, a rising house artist […]

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South by Southwest taps Diplo to speak at 2020 installment

Diplo is among the roster of speakers slated to deliver speeches at South by Southwest’s (SXSW) 2020 iteration, to be held from March 13 – 22 in Austin, Texas. One of dance music’s most dynamic entities, Diplo will appear at the annual interactive media expose, where fellow music industry influencers River House Artists pioneer, Lynn […]

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Shaq, Diplo, Mija, Tiësto featured on Beyond Wonderland 2020 lineup

Insomniac started off 2020 strong dropping the lineup for its first major festival of the year, Beyond Wonderland, within the first ten days. This event always comes at an interesting time as it overlaps with Ultra and, by extension, MMW every year. This can often leave the DJ bench a bit thin as so many […]

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Diplo, SIDEPIECE spike temperatures with ‘On My Mind’

On the release end of Higher Ground, Diplo has been an elusive force. In the time that’s followed his first release on his imprint, Diplo has deferred the spotlight to tastemakers such as Walker & Royce and Born Dirty. Yet, with the flicker of a shadow, a silhouette, Diplo steps back into it, fully illuminated […]

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Diplo, SIDEPIECE spike temperatures with ‘On My Mind’

On the release end of Higher Ground, Diplo has been an elusive force. In the time that’s followed his first release on his imprint, Diplo has deferred the spotlight to tastemakers such as Walker & Royce and Born Dirty. Yet, with the flicker of a shadow, a silhouette, Diplo steps back into it, fully illuminated […]

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Diplo debuts on his Higher Ground imprint with Born Dirty on ‘Samba Sujo’ and ‘Ouro’ [Stream]

Among all of Diplo‘s fledgling ventures, his new Higher Ground label might be one of the most exciting things to watch unfold. The house-leaning sister imprint to Mad Decent sprang up over the summer, hosting a debut release from Walker & Royce, along with a label showcase in Brooklyn and some co-branding exposure at Destructo‘s […]

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Good Morning Mix: Diplo generates Higher Ground-inspired AMF mix

Diplo‘s name is everywhere you turn in today’s music scene, including the lineup for the upcoming All My Friends Music Festival in Los Angeles. The Higher Ground producer was just added to the star-studded list of artists and will take the stage with MK for a special deep house set on Oct. 20. In perhaps […]

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All My Friends Music Festival announces Diplo to join MK for a special b2b deep house set [Contest]

It has been announced that Diplo will be joining the Area10 label boss MK (Marc Kinchen) for a special b2b set Sunday, October 20 at the ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival.  The studded b2b announcement comes off the heel of Diplo’s Higher Ground EP and imprint installment earlier this summer. The multi-faceted producer of course had to dip his […]

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Diplo, Walker & Royce, Golf Clap, and more to spin at Mad Decent’s Higher Ground showcase

Having just minted his Higher Ground imprint, Diplo is now turning a curative eye towards the first-ever Higher Ground showcase, co-produced by Mad Decent & Made Event. Come September 22, Diplo, Walker & Royce, Paul Woolford, Golf Clap, Huxley, SIDEPIECE, Dateless, LP Giobbi, Anden, Fundido, and Lukewarm will descend upon The Brooklyn Mirage for a […]

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Walker & Royce usher the inaugural release on Diplo’s Higher Ground imprint with ‘Rave Grave’ [Stream]

Who better to erect a record label to inspire house music artists while simultaneously providing them with a playful platform than one of the domain’s most prolific veterans, Diplo? When it comes to enlisting producers who embody the eternally amorphous identity of modern dance music, Diplo is ever one to flex his enduring curatorial foresight; […]

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Walker & Royce usher the inaugural release on Diplo’s Higher Ground imprint with ‘Rave Grave’ [Stream]

Who better to erect a record label to inspire house music artists while simultaneously providing them with a playful platform than one of the domain’s most prolific veterans, Diplo? When it comes to enlisting producers who embody the eternally amorphous identity of modern dance music, Diplo is ever one to flex his enduring curatorial foresight; […]

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Diplo launches Higher Ground label to showcase up-and-coming talent, future house releases

Mad Decent record label founder, Diplo, is adding a new record label to his collection in the form of a new deep house imprint. The label, Higher Ground, follows the naming convention of the artist’s recent EP, Higher Ground. The label will serve as a platform to showcase both established and up-and-coming talent in house […]

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