Drezo and Benzi split the difference on stellar ‘Diplo and Friends’ episode
Diplo recently lined up a special episode of his famed BBC Radio slot, Diplo & Friends, delivered by Drezo and one of show’s resident selectors, Benzi. Los Angeles-based producer Drezo, coming up as one of the brightest talents in the tech house scene, drops off an hour-long bout of his infectious club-primed sonics, while Benzi, widely known among DJ circles as the scene’s leading remixers and edit producers, brings it home in the second hour with his booming list of exclusive edits and bootlegs.
Drezo opens up the two-hour show lacing together tunes from Valentino Khan, Chris Lake, and The M Machine, glued together with his growing catalog of warehouse-primed wobbles, packing in everything from his DJ Hanzel-assisted “Anxiety” to his most recent original, “Dead” from his forthcoming Jaded EP due July 14. Stepping away from the tech house motif for the tail end of the show, Benzi comes through with an hour of top-notch remixes and edits. The Girl Trapz producer showcases crate gems from Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Mercer, Kaytranada, fellow TWRK component eSenTRIK, and more.
Drezo satisfies the underground sensibilities, tempered by Benzi’s endless collection of edits, making this latest mix a highlight episode of Diplo & Friends this year.