By Scott T. Sterling
Earlier this week (Jan. 2), Diplo used his weekly Diplo & Friends radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra to combine both sides of his musical life with a two-hour year-end mix that features trap-heavy remixes from such marquee hit-makers as Jay Z, Avicii, Disclosure and more. After debuting the new mix on his show, the DJ/producer posted it to his Soundcloud page for your listening pleasure (below).
The year-end collection is a solid snapshot of 2013, remixed for maximum dance floor impact. Opening, unsurprisingly, with two tracks from breakout artist Baauer from his own Mad Decent stable (including the once-ubiquitous “Harlem Shake”), he blazes through such year-defining tunes as Rihanna‘s “Stay,” Kanye West‘s “Bound 2” (one of the few songs presented in its original form) and Drake‘s “Worst Behavior.”
With 2013 now wrapped up and in his rear view, Diplo’s dance card for 2014 is already filling up, as he’s already been announced as one of the headliners at the upcoming Holy Ship!!! cruise (Jan. 9-12) and this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami (March 28-30).