Words by Josh Pavlou
Prolific American DJ and producer, Diplo, returns to the fray with an hour-long, hip-hop themed mixtape titled ‘Give & Go’.
Diplo is a known musical workhorse and man many talents, having just released his new tune ‘Look Back’ featuring a building, soul ballad from rising rapper, DRAM. However, this ‘Give & Go’ release coincides with the much-hyped, NBA All Star game at the weekend.
The Mad Decent label boss showcases 30 tracks from all star MC’s such as Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, The Weeknd and Drake. The mix does not dete far from Diplo’s hip-hop background, with a selection recently released bangers scattered among a number slightly older joints.
Highlights across the hour include ASAP FERG’s thuggish track ‘Plain Jane’, Migos’ highly contagious banger ‘Stir Fry’ and Zo’s understated ‘Zo2’. Each track easily able to soundtrack an afternoon hoops session. Flavours EDM and trap also appear in the form Skrillex’s remix ‘Humble’ and Rich Brian’s ‘18’ which features heavier beats produced by Baauer. Keep an eye out for more releases in 2018 from one electronic dance music’s busiest artists.
Keys N Krates – Início
Kendrick Lamar – Humble. – Skrillex Remix
Drake Gods Plan – God’s Plan (BeatBreaker & Mark Anthony Club Edit)
Huncho Jack, Travis Scott, & Quavo – Black & Chinese
Lil Uzi Vert – 444+222
ASAP Ferg – Plain Jane (BeatBreaker OG to New Edit)
Farruko – Krippy Kush – Travis Scott Remix
Vince Staples – BagBak
Tay-K – The Race Remix
Lil Uzi Vert – Sauce It Up
Migos – BBO (Bad Bitches Only)
Pierre feat. Kap G & O.T. Genasis – Bando
BlockBoy JB – Look Alive
Famous Dex – Pick It Up
The Weeknd feat. Young Thug & A$AP Rocky – Reminder-Remix
Drake – 0 to 100 For My Niggaz (DJ Kontrol Blend)
Kodak Black – Transportin’
Vince Staples – Big Fish
Dame D.O.L.L.A. – Switch Sides (feat. Verse Simmonds & Brookfield Duece)
Kendrick Lamar & Travis Scott – Big Shot
Baka Not Nice – Live Up To My Name
Zo – Zo2
Tee Grizzley – First Day Out Remix (Dirty)