Friday, October 24, 2008

Your New (Almost) Favorite Track

You know how when you read crap like, the DOW affects the hem lines of womens' dresses, and you think to yourself, Dude, who's the douche who majored in American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College?...? Well, in our weakest moments, we all get seduced by that kind of dumb calculus. My latest fantasy postulation? Diplo's been off his game 'cause he's been so busy traveling around the world, touring, and if the economy tanks, he'll stay local in Philly, and get back to producing greats like he was in '04-'06.

I remember walking into Other Music in early 'o4, and Geoff handing me the Montreal Mix and other Diplo mixes on a home made CD. This was pre-internet music blogness, and having that CD made me the coolest guy below 110th St. It was nutty coolness overload. But then Diplo blew up, starting hanging with A-track, and playing the Microsoft corporate Christmas party (wtf).

Anyhow, his latest isn't tops, but it's in the right direction, and it's fueling my fantasy that a low DOW=a tip top DIPLO.

"I'm a Lady (Diplo Mix featuring Amanda Bank)"--Santagold (left click to play, right click SAVE AS to download)

And because the liner notes (pasted below) are a study in coolness, here's "The Dutch Antilles Mix"--Diplo...

"if u go to the caribean u probably in like jamaica or bahamas or PR or somewhere thas relatively normal.. but sometimes u might end up steppn of a boat and hearin people speaking some weird german and trying to braid your hair..... thas when u realized ur in st maarten, curacao, suriname or one of the other netherland antilles.. those are wierd places for sure. recently i was clubbin with atrak in amsterdam and hangin out with some of the kids in holland.. its a wierd mix in the clubs.. all the girls ook like they are chinese african indonesian dutch martian and are hot and everyone knows the lyrics to house tracks and lil wayne.. its a special place. but they island kids there wer makin wierd music for a coupla years.. i had to inspect this stuff.. seems back in the day in curacao or N.A. this DJ mortje.. was playin reggae inst at 45 and gettin parties turned out .. then later on the sound moved back to holland and kids renamed it bubblin'... now they puttin anythign that represnts in amsterdam under these drums.. paul johson - check, tiesto- check, ciara - check, wierd polka - check, jumpstep - hell yeah.. ok so basically this is a mad decent radio made in heaven.. big up infatda sound form AMsterdam and laid back luke for the help and big ups any of my surinamese, aruban, bonairian, curacaoian, saba, sint eustatians and st maartians in the buildin"
For the uninitiated, "SOY CUMBIA!"--Diplo (left click to play, right click SAVE AS to download)