It’s been a good week for Diplo fans: earlier in the week we got “Climax”, an Usher track that he produced, and today we have the title track off Diplo’s upcoming EP, Express Yourself, featuring Nicky Da B.
“Climax” is decidedly more radio-friendly fare – leading with understated slick synths and Usher‘s falsetto, slowly building to reach, well, you know. The result is definitely enticing, but not in the typical clubbanger fashion. On the other hand we have “Express Yourself”, which fans of Major Lazer are sure to love with it’s Jamaican drum patterns and ever-persistent claps. It builds and builds to a frenetic pace, so just try to not get excited.
Full disclosure: I often think of Diplo as my favorite World Music
appropriator scavenger aficionado, so naturally I’m intrigued by and anticipating his new Express Yourself EP – especially if the eponymous track is any indication of the jams it will bring.
Head over to the Mad Decent’s Soundcloud to hear “Express Yourself”