Friday, January 9, 2009

What's Diplo up to in '09

I recently got the chance to speak with Diplo backstage at Amsterdam's Paradiso for Spin's new online portal, We chatted about all matter of things; his new project Major Laser, Netherlands ghetto music and 'philanthroperising' among other fascinating topics.

Philadelphia party maestro, Diplo’s show at the Paradiso on Friday 5 December was one for the books with support by local Genesis crew the Beesmunt Soundsystem, Roger 72 and The Walk. Occupying the venue’s Grote Zaal when I looked around the hall it felt like an old school rave, a scene the Paradiso was intrinsic in back in the late 80s. But at the same time I got an insight into what Diplo’s infamous Philly Hollertronix parties were all about earlier this century – an eclectic mix of party jams where anything goes with the whole crowd waiting on the edge of their dancing shoes for the next tune – would it make complete sense in the mix or hit you from left field? Teamed with Casiokids and Yacht in the small room earlier and it was the best night out I've had in ages.

1 comment:

  1. Diplo was rad at Oxford Arts late last year - can imagine what a room full of boozy 'Dammers thought... he's instant party.