Blow Your Head Vol. 1

Diplo and his vision of dubstep


After more than five years of mainly underground incubation, today dubstep is the star of a good number of compilations with which mostly seek to capitalize on the success (its arrival to the mainstream circuit, its presence in festivals, big radio stations and even TV commercials) of a genre which for many is almost dead (at least as a pure style, as it has now become a stereotype). According to Pitchfork, Diplo is the next artist to join that list of “selectors” interested in giving their own vision of dupstep. Over at Mad Decent, the home of emigré Rusko (his most direct connection to dubstep), they are already working on the release on 2nd Novemver of a compilation with a quite explanatory name: “Blow Your Head Volume 1: Diplo Presents Dubstep”. The album features famous tracks by Joker & Ginz, Rusko, Zomby, Untold and James Blake, as well as remixes and unreleased cuts by Major Lazer (Skream), Jessica Mauboy (a Stenchman remix) and Diplo himself (a Datsik remix from his recent collaboration with Lil Jon).

This is the first in a series of compilations dedicated to different scenes and sounds. The second volume of “Blow Your Head” will be devoted to UK bass and curated by L-Vis 1990. Var.- Blow Your Head Volume 1: Diplo Presents Dubstep

01. Joker & Ginz - Re-Up 02. Major Lazer - Hold the Line (Skream Remix) [ft. Mr Lexx and Santigold] * 03. DZ- Down 04. Diplo - U Don't Like Me (Datsik Remix) [ft. Lil Jon] * 05. Zomby - Strange Fruit 06. Brackles - Glazed 07. Jessica Mauboy - Burn (Stenchman Remix) * 08. Doctor P- Sweet Shop 09. Rusko - Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix) 10. Untold - Stop What You're Doing (James Blake Remix) 11. Borgore - Sunset [ft. Diplo] 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 - Hold On [ft. Amber Coffman] (Subfocus Remix)

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