Archive | Mad Decent

DRAM and Diplo join forces on pensive R&B cut ‘Look Back’

Diplo‘s chameleonic production capabilities have shifted colors once again. This time, the Mad Decent skipper proctors a sultry, smooth R&B hybrid production with breakout rapper DRAM that offers a contemplative, laid back vibe from front to back. DRAM and Diplo find a collaborative rhythm on “Look Back,” free of swelling drops or clever rhyme schemes, opting rather […]

Continue Reading

Valentino Khan wants you to break off a piece of that booty in brand new Kit Kat ad

Late last year, Kit Kat got everyone’s attention with a charmingly cheeky Chance the (W)Ra(p)per commercial starring the America’s favorite sweetheart rhymer. Now following up in 2017, Kit Kat has recruited Mad Decent‘s Valentino (Kit) Khan for a new electronic-inspired “remix” of the brand’s iconic jingle from 1986, cramming Khan’s signature blend of bouncy, hunkered-down-low house-meets-trap […]

Continue Reading

Diplo plans to bring Mad Decent Block Party to Pakistan in early 2018

Diplo‘s long-running Mad Decent Block Party will break new international ground in 2018, with plans announced to touch down in Pakistan early next year. Since its inception 11 years ago, the event brand has expanded well beyond its humble Philly street party origins, growing into a 20+ stop mini-festival circuit by 2014, charting a cruise ship the following year, reaching […]

Continue Reading

Habstrakt & Dombresky – Antigone

Habstrakt & Dombresky have released a new collaborative single, “Antigone.” The track, released on Mad Decent, sees two of France’s most innovative bass-house producers collaborate for the first time ever.French producer and DJ Habstrakt has been chartering new territory by amalgamating bass music with traditional house influence, synthesizing his own blend of aggressive yet groovy melodies. With […]

Continue Reading

Mad Decent releases more remixes of Calypso Rose’s ‘Leave Me Alone’

With a keen ear and earnest approval, Mad Decent packs together rich remixes of Calypso Rose’s “Leave Me Alone.” Electronica, house, and a healthy dose of bass all make an appearance, portrayed by producers Yaeji, Tony Quattro, Gregor Salto, Aquadrop, and Mina. As a label that prides itself on supporting new talent, Mad Decent is never […]

Continue Reading

Mad Decent releases festive compilation ‘A Very Decent Christmas’

Walshy Fire, Hoodboi, Party Favor, and many more make the cut on Mad Decent’s annual holiday album, A Very Decent Christmas. Since 2013, the album has given fans party-thumping tracks with a splash of weird holiday irony.A balance between big names and rising talent fuels the album with a fresh sound and a familiar theme. Mad […]

Continue Reading

Swick transforms Syrian artist Omar Souleyman’s ‘Khayen’ into exotic remix

Swick has all the right accolades for a budding Mad Decent artist. Punishing, primal drums set the stage for the exotic forefront found in each of the producer’s releases. His take on “Khayen” follows a similar pattern, showcasing his sound through a house tempo as well as marking another Mad Decent partnership with strength similar to […]

Continue Reading

Diplo & Party Favor team up for bass-heavy rework of Yo Gotti’s ‘Rake It Up’

Yo Gotti’s massive club hit “Rake It Up,” featuring catchy bars from Nicki Minaj, gets an explosive remix from none-other than Diplo and Party Favor, both of whom are running the show for Wesley Pentz’ own Mad Decent label.Diplo has a habit of remixing popular hip-hop tracks, and his decision to pull in Party Favor, who […]

Continue Reading

Major Lazer collaborator Jarina De Marco goes solo lavender-laced video ‘STFU’

Jarina De Marco’s relationship with Mad Decent began with her collaborations with Major Lazer and GTA, and grew to be a frequent feature almost immediately after her debut. Now, the label has signed the artist for her solo efforts, with the track “STFU” leading the wayWith early support from the likes of Dillon Francis, Anna Lunoe, Wuki, Tommy Trash and […]

Continue Reading

NGHTMRE & Carmada release eerie music video for ‘Embrace’ [WATCH]

NGHTMRE & Carmada released bass trap fusion “Embrace,” softened by emotive vocals and thrilling melodic accents, on Mad Decent in August. They have now released an eerie music video to bring the song to life visually.Viewers watch on as a boy struggles to escape the embrace of an alternate reality. The alternate reality presents itself in different forms as […]

Continue Reading

NGHTMRE experiments with punk rock in genre-blending new track ‘On The Run’

NGHTMRE masterfully blends smooth vocals, electronic music, and, most surprisingly, punk rock  in his new release “On the Run” with Passeport.A tribal flair interweaves between the punching electric guitar and synthesized notes that pull the track together. “On The Run” is the first single off of the LA-based producer’s upcoming EP, which is set to be released on Mad […]

Continue Reading

The police politely told Diplo to turn his music down and he wasn’t having it

Most nights you can probably count on Diplo to be jetting into Vegas, likely counting his cash while eating caviar. Though on his less adventurous evenings, the megastar producer can be caught having himself a good old fashioned house party in the Hollywood hills, though any house party the Mad Decent head throws is likely doomed before […]

Continue Reading

Diplo and Starrah dropped a surprise five-track EP together [Stream]

Diplo and Starrah have some of the loftiest songwriting and production credits in the business between the two of them, with a combined list of megastars that includes Madonna, Beyoncė, Katy Perry, Calvin Harris, and Drake, to name a few. The pair first struck a chord together when they linked up for “Swerve,” a mellow […]

Continue Reading

Listen to Diplo’s full set from Burning Man’s Camp Questionmark

Every year, artists of every genre and every level of fame make the pilgrimage out to Black Rock City to take part in the creation of the pop-up community on the playa. They do this by bestowing Burning Man with their varied talents in DJing, playing sometimes into the wee daybreak hours. Producers like Skrillex have made high-profile […]

Continue Reading

QUIX & Bishu – Skin To Skin ft. Cappa (Original Mix)

Hailing from New Zealand, QUIX has unleashed his trap power with Bishu that features Cappa‘s smooth and calming vocals. Her voice instantly start off “Skin To Skin,” inevitably reeling the listener in. QUIX and Bishu complement that subtly by keeping the percussion to a minimum. QUIX and Bishu don’t hold back during the drop, however. The screaming lead […]

Continue Reading

Carmada are back with heavy new NGHTMRE collaboration, ‘Embrace’

Carmada cropped up in 2014, disrupting the bass music mill with their boisterous brand of futuristic dance products, though it wasn’t long before the group once again went dark. The OWSLA-signed side project of Aussie beat makers L D R U and Yahtzel made an explosive impression, and after some tantalizing radio silence, the duo appears to […]

Continue Reading

Oliver Heldens as HI-LO teams up with Alok for new single, ‘Alien Technology’

Earlier this summer, Oliver Heldens revealed that he had been producing under the alias HI-LO after releasing his first single on Mad Decent called “Crank it Up.”Since then, Heldens has launched a new record label called Heldeep, which is home to his newest single as HI-LO with Alok titled “Alien Technology.” The track has a […]

Continue Reading

Party Favor reveals future collaborations, his craziest tour stories and more [Interview]

Dylan Ragland, known by most as Party Favor, has cultivated an edgy, exhilarating and thrilling style that has helped pioneer the festival trap genre. With anthems such as “Bap U,” “Booty Loose,” and his latest release, “Caskets,” the young artist has garnered support for his signature trap style that infuses different musical elements in each release, creating a diverse […]

Continue Reading

Major Lazer Ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo – Know No Better [Official Music Video]

In support of the new EP, ‘Know No Better’, Major Lazer releases the official music video for the popular title single, “Know No Better”. Directed by Philip Andelman, the video shows a narrative of a young boy fed up with his banal life. Instead, he dreams of living it up as a backup dancer, indulging […]

Continue Reading

Trailer for ‘What Would Diplo Do?’ released

Airhorns. Lots of airhorns.After months of teasing the concept, the official trailer for upcoming Viceland series What Would Diplo Do? has hit YouTube.The six-episode series is being produced by James Van Der Beek (who plays Diplo in the show) and Diplo himself. It will premiere on Viceland at 10 p.m. on Aug. 3.The show aims to […]

Continue Reading