Diplo‘s back on the decks for 2016’s first edition of Diplo and Friends. The BBC Radio 1 series has become a platform by which artists as influential as Troyboi, Mija and Jauz have gained access to worldwide audiences, but the man himself took the latest edition as an opportunity to demonstrate why he remains such an influential tastemaker.
Rather than being weighed down with primarily his own tracks, the bulk of Diplo’s mix consisted of edits of hip-hop and R&B songs from the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé, AlunaGeorge and Future that thread the bass music pioneer’s signature danceability through each one. To be sure, releases from the likes of such EDM mainstays as Marshmello an Ghastly also contribute to its exhilarating ebbs and flows.
If this is a sign of things to come, then it looks like bass music fans can look forward to another strong year of Diplo and Friends mixes.
Listen to the Mad Decent label head’s own mix on the radio show’s most recent episode above and tell us what you think in the comments section down below.