Puff Daddy Goes EDM with New Guy Gerber Collaboration, ’11:11′
By Scott T. Sterling
During last week’s dance mania in Miami around Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference, Puff Daddy (aka the artist formerly known as Diddy, AKA Sean Combs) rolled out a special preview of his upcoming EDM album with Israeli techno artist, Guy Gerber.
The event was held at the Red Bull Guest house, where a select crowd (including a gaggle of hand-picked models) was treated to tracks from the forthcoming full-length, titled 11:11. Combs introduced the album in his own inimitable style, joking that he originally wanted to name the album Ketamine.
“It ain’t for everybody,” he warned the audience, going on to say that it they were going for the drop-obsessed set waiting for musical cues to “jump up and down like a pogo-stick,” but was specifically tailored for “demented, after hours minds.”
This is not Combs’ first trip into the world of dance music. He’s been flirting with the sound for more than a decade, working with such artists as Felix Da Housecat (“Jack U“) and DJ Hell (“The DJ“) in the past.
An official release date for the project has not yet been announced.