Diplo mentioned/hinted at/alluded to his new EP Express Yourself all the way back in December 2011. Since then, all has been silent for the most part. In February, the title track form the EP was released as a single to much acclaim on the Mad Decent imprint. Featuring Nicky Da B, it's a pretty classic take on a bounce track, full of energy and some serious hooks.
Finally, after much anticipation, the EP is slated for release on June 12 on Mad Decent. While this is no guarantee given the long and mysterious nature of this journey, hopes are high for an actual release this time. Collaborating with Nicky Da B, Elephant man, GTA and a slew of others, Express Yourself is sure to set many a dance floor on fire next month.
Thank goodness some of the best performances were available via live streaming coverage this year at Coachella. For all you poor souls unable to make it this year, we got ya covered. If you missed our Part I coverage go here. Otherwise plow forward for our Part II highlights.
Day 2 included coverage of the epic Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre set from Sunday night featuring a hologram performance by the departed Tupac Shakur! So eerily real it sent shivers down our spines. Eminem, 50cent, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrik Lamar were also some of the best performances.
Sure it's only days until this year's Coachella in Indio, California, but it's never too late to post a final lineup! This year, the schedule is tight and some hard decisions will have to be made. Do you want to see Radiohead or A$ap Rocky, Avicii or Dr. Dre with Snoop Dog? To tell you the truth, every decision is a good decision when the lineup is as good as it is, but that won't make deciding any easier.
For the full lineup and schedule, click here.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Box office opens at 10:00am / Curfew 1:00am
This one day festival will showcase over 50 of independent music’s best bands and artists from around the world performing across five sound areas throughout Oak Canyon Ranch’s picturesque grounds. Pacific Festival will showcase a good mix of genres, not covering just dance music nor just indie rock. In it’s second year and by activating this breathtaking space, the organizers have once again designed an upscale music event with the finest amenities and production for our guests to enjoy.
Lyrically superior to many rappers, the old-timer, Snoop Dogg, is heading to San Fransico's Fillmore Auditorium to perform before his newst album, Doggumentary Music (a sequal to Doggystle), hits stores later in the year. The concert takes place on the 18th of January, so be sure to get your tickets soon!
the 39 year-old rapper is still going strong, creating music and staying on top of his game.The likes of Kanye West, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Gorillaz, and more will be featured on the album.
Adidas is back at it again, their commercials keep getting better and better. Now for the World Cup, they bust out a Star Wars themed commercial with a host of cameos from the impressive droids Daft Punk, Ciara, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown of Stone Roses and of course David Beckham.
The biggest surprise is when Snoop Dogg shows up and as always, starts trouble. Lightsabers get pulled out (no pun intended) and aliens start dying.
The famous cantina scene from Episode IV is definitely worth checking out. Plus, there is awesome background music in the cyber bar.
The 10th anniversary of ABC’s game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, will kick of this weekend with several celebrities guest.
The two-week celebration will have the spotlight on a different guest celebrity each night. Each star will be asked one question only. A correct answer will give each celebrity $50,000 towards their charity of choice.