In the benevolent spirit of All My Friends Music Festival, MK and Diplo took the decks together at the festival’s 2019 iteration to forge a sonic camaraderie by way of a back-to-back set. If the collaborative showing predated Diplo’s establishment of his house-centric new imprint, Higher Ground, the pairing might have appeared rather incongruent.
Yet, with Diplo’s choice to channel his late talents towards the house space in a more austere effort, the MK and Diplo matchup is natural—one sonic puzzle piece interlocks with another. Unsurprisingly, the duo’s live synergy is apparent from the set’s animated start to satiating finish.
Rife with upbeat house selects broadly situated in deep-house territory, MK and Diplo’s performance flaunts the producers’ shared ear for highly danceable cuts. As for Diplo specifically, the back to back, delivered from Skylight Row DTLA, is proof that he’s fit to spin alongside any established house entity.