Sunday, February 19, 2012

Diplo: "Express Yourself"

Dubstep is a small pond overtaken with big fish, so it's no surprise that many of its practitioners seek to branch out into less congested fields. In this case, the less congested field in question is New Orleans Bounce (Big Freedia is the only Bounce artist that comes anywhere close to "household name" status). But the one doing the branching out is Diplo, one of the bigger fish in the dubstep pond... though his efforts have hardly been limited to dubstep over the years. Still, nice to see a DJ with real visibility elevating Bounce with his stature. "Express Yourself" isn't far removed from the Caribbean-tinged work Diplo has done in the past for the likes of M.I.A. and Santigold. The MC on this track is up-and-coming Bounce artist Nicky Da B.

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