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Diplo and Sonny Fodera set out to ‘Turn Back Time’ on inaugural collaboration

With synergy so palpable that it seems almost to transcend speakers, Diplo and Sonny Fodera‘s inaugural liaison, “Turn Back Time,” renders the producers’ prior lack of collaborations a curiosity. In retrospect, there’s a case to be made that the freewheeling Higher Ground label head hinted at the forthcoming Fodera match-up vis-à-vis Fodera’s “Diplo & Friends” […]

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Diplo and Sonny Fodera set out to ‘Turn Back Time’ on inaugural collaboration

With synergy so palpable that it seems almost to transcend speakers, Diplo and Sonny Fodera‘s inaugural liaison, “Turn Back Time,” renders the producers’ prior lack of collaborations a curiosity. In retrospect, there’s a case to be made that the freewheeling Higher Ground label head hinted at the forthcoming Fodera match-up vis-à-vis Fodera’s “Diplo & Friends” […]

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Stream Diplo’s first-ever ambient album, ‘MMXX’

In a surprising and unexpected move made the week of August 24, Diplo announced the imminent release of his latest project, an ambient album. Released on September 4, MMXX represents the DJ/producer’s donning of yet another hat. This year alone, he’s popped up everywhere from the Democratic National Convention to numerous livestreams, and even dipped […]

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Stream Diplo’s first-ever ambient album, ‘MMXX’

In a surprising and unexpected move made the week of August 24, Diplo announced the imminent release of his latest project, an ambient album. Released on September 4, MMXX represents the DJ/producer’s donning of yet another hat. This year alone, he’s popped up everywhere from the Democratic National Convention to numerous livestreams, and even dipped […]

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DubVision issue wider release of ‘Higher Ground’ rework for Martin Garrix, John Martin

Martin Garrix and the DubVision brothers have always maintained a close-knit relationship. From Garrix’s “Backlash” edit in 2014 to the duo’s longstanding run of Garrix reworks, to a suspected collaboration that premiered earlier in the year, the artists’ sounds have always seemed to line up faultlessly. Initially released exclusively through Amazon Music and briefly teased […]

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DubVision issue wider release of ‘Higher Ground’ rework for Martin Garrix, John Martin

Martin Garrix and the DubVision brothers have always maintained a close-knit relationship. From Garrix’s “Backlash” edit in 2014 to the duo’s longstanding run of Garrix reworks, to a suspected collaboration that premiered earlier in the year, the artists’ sounds have always seemed to line up faultlessly. Initially released exclusively through Amazon Music and briefly teased […]

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Diplo to cap off digital Fortnite residency with in-game Higher Ground performance

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 club cancellations, Diplo scored a different type of residency this summer. The producer has been featured as a summer resident for Fortnite’s ‘Party Royale’ mode, which features in-game concerts. To cap off his digital residency, Diplo has announced that he will be curating a virtual experience in honor of his house […]

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Kareen Lomax slid in Diplo’s DMs to nab feature on his latest, ‘Looking For Me’

Diplo has been a busy man during quarantine, but between the release of his debut country album under his Thomas Wesley alias, a recently announced Fortnite concert, and active support of ongoing, nationwide Black Lives Matter efforts, he still had time to check his DMs. As many will say, it’s quite fortunate that he did, […]

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Kareen Lomax slid in Diplo’s DMs to nab feature on his latest, ‘Looking For Me’

Diplo has been a busy man during quarantine, but between the release of his debut country album under his Thomas Wesley alias, a recently announced Fortnite concert, and active support of ongoing, nationwide Black Lives Matter efforts, he still had time to check his DMs. As many will say, it’s quite fortunate that he did, […]

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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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