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March 23, 2011, 9:52 am
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"This is diplo; also Wesley Pentz..."

Here at SME, we’re rather partial to moving documentation; especially when it gives us an insight into the people who cause us to skank. Diplo, the man behind record label Mad Decent and his avatar Major Lazer, has been featuring this short documentary at this years SXSW.

Whilst preparing for his annual Philadelphia Mad Decent Block Party, Diplo – unsurprisingly – reveals himself to be a salt of the earth kind-of-guy, talking about the influences he takes from studying both film and anthropology.

Shot mesmerizingly by director Wing-Yee Wu, this is one not to miss. Enjoy.


Via AYMEN.tv

[NEW MUSIC] Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne – Motivation (Diplo Remix) by wearesme
March 8, 2011, 11:50 pm
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Today SME were emailed this tidy Diplo remix of a tune we are addicted to at this moment in time; Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne’s Motivation.

Diplo shy’s away from the sexual slow jam beat of the original giving it an electro club sound with a bit of distorted base for luck.


SME RELOAD: [NEW MUSIC] Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne – Motivation

[NEW MUSIC] Chris Brown – Look At Me Now (Remix) feat. Twista & Lil Wayne (produced by Diplo Afrojack) by wearesme
January 13, 2011, 6:23 pm
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Here is the remix of Chris Brown’s first single ‘Look At Me Now’ taken from his upcoming album F.A.M.E, which is due out later this year.

The original is produced by Diplo and Afrojack who have dropped a pretty smooth beat and Weezy and Twista have jumped on the official remix.


[FRESH VIDEO] Tiesto vs Diplo ft Busta Rhymes – C’Mon by wearesme
January 10, 2011, 9:32 pm
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Tiesto and Diplo have teamed up to create this club anthem C’Mon with a little help from some chap called Busta Rhymes.

You can watch the official video below.



[FREE DOWNLOAD] Diplo – Blow Your Head Dubstep Bonus Mix by wearesme
November 10, 2010, 10:00 am
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To promote the Blow Your Head Dubstep album released last week; Diplo has released a bonus mix for you to download without having to spend a penny.

Check it out and download via the arrow in the player.


NEW MUSIC: Diplo Presents – Blow Your Head Dubstep [Album] by wearesme

Mad Decent and Diplo dropped this dubstep compilation this week. We’ve had the chance to listen to it and its ish hot!

It features all the big names in the scene right now with the likes of Joker, Borgore, Major Lazer, Rusko, Benga and man of the moment James Blake.

Check out the promo video below to give you a taster.

1. Joker & Ginz: Re-Up
2. Major Lazer feat. Mr Lexx & Santigold: Hold The Line (Skream Remix)
3. DZ: Down
4. Diplo feat. Lil Jon: U Don’t Like Me (Datsik Remix)
5. Zomby: Strange Fruit
6. Brackles: Glazed
7. Jessica Mauboy: Burn (Stenchman Remix)
8. Doctor P: Sweet Shop
9. Rusko: Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)
10. Untold: Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix)
11. Borgore feat. Diplo: Sunset
12. James Blake: Sparing The Horse
13. Benga: 26 Basslines
14. Little Jinder: Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)
15. Rudi Zygadlo: Resealable Friendship (Starkey Remix)
16. Rusko feat. Amber Coffman: Hold On (Subfocus Remix)

*insert dubstep skank face*


SME Meets NME DJ James Theaker by wearesme

James Theaker is one of the hottest young DJs around, working for NME, Skins, and Topman to name a few. We managed to pull him away from his hectic lifestyle and sit him down for a few drinks. Here’s what he has to say:

Mr. Theaker, first and foremost, thank you for your time. It’s been a while!

JT Yeah, it has been, hasn’t it.

SME We first met you when you DJ’d at one of our New Year’s gigs – no one would leave the dance floor (which did wonders for the toilet queue) – you also did another gig for us back in April and it was a similar story, describe the feeling when you see everyone vibing on the dance floor.

JT Thanks! Yeah it was a lot of fun. New Years is always great because there’s so many parties going on, I think I played at three last year and finished off at Vibe Bar with you guys. To be fair you can’t really go wrong at 6am on New Years morning, the people there are obviously the die hards!

SME Yeah, that’s so true! More recently though, in May, you and your colleagues at NME Radio won a Sony Records Academy Gold Award (there are also Silver and Bronze awards awarded in the same category) for your collaboration with Skins Radio and the nationwide tour – how was that for you?

JT Yeah that’s right, it was a real honour to win! Obviously it was an award for the whole team, including all the people at NME and Skins, so it was cool. But I didn’t get invited to the ceremony! What’s with that!! Hopefully I’ll get the chance to go back one day and do it properly. (hint)

SME Perhaps that thought you were too busy and couldn’t make it. Just like we didn’t make it to any of the Skins Tour parties that you DJ’d at, were they as debauched as those we saw on screen?

JT They are great parties definitely. But to be honest because they’re branded gigs there are a lot of TV fans there, and they aren’t necessarily massive party/ music fans as a lot just come to get a photo taken with the cast members. But outside of the groupies they’re generally pretty rocking, last year we did two weeks of gigs with about 2000 people every night.

SME Woah, that’s crazy, we can only begin to imagine the goings-on.What’s your opinion on the disposable nature of our generation’s music listening habits?

JT We’re certainly at a unique juncture in terms of patterns of consumption of popular music. I’m a radio plugger, so I work somewhere in the middle between the major record labels and radio stations like Radio 1, Kiss, & Capital. Do you use Shazam? That’s a really good indicator of what people are listening to and tagging each week and we reference that quite a lot. It keeps me really up to date.

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