Diplo’s ‘Florida’ receives a decade celebration reissue including five unreleased tracks from 2004
Before the twerk movement, Jack U, and Major Lazer, there was Florida. First released in 2004, the trip-hop, beat exploration album became Diplo’s breakthrough moment that first placed the then 25-year old producer on the map. Though his sound has evolved into a genre all on its own and even been molded to the likes of Justin Bieber, Usher, and most recently, Madonna, evidence of Wes’ impeccably tuned ear for sound shines even early on in his career through the albeit foreign, but delectably smooth Florida tracks.
In celebration of ten years of Diplo’s rise to producer sovereignty, Ninja Tunes’ imprint Big Dada is reissuing Florida along with the Epistemology Suite EP and five tracks that have never before seen the daylight. Included below are “Into the Sun” and “As I Lay Dying,” two of the five previously unreleased Florida tunes that are a far leap from Diplo’s more modern catalogue. Surprisingly contemporary, the electronica hop house songs flow without a hitch in tune with today’s future house movement while still hinting at the Los Angeles producer’s unique twist on electronic music.
The Florida reissue arrives on November 28th on Big Dada.