Diplo’s 2017 Robot Heart set at Burning Man set surfaces
People normally associate Burning Man with a crowd of happy-go-lucky hippies losing themselves to art and debauchery in the desert. However, the crowd goes far beyond its stereotype, with a plethora of celebrities, techies, and other intriguing characters popping by Black Rock City for a taste of the action.
Diplo is one such artist one wouldn’t expect to be a regular at Burning Man, which usually hosts acts known in the transformational circuit. The EDM megastar and Mad Decent owner was in fact invited by the institutional Robot Heart camp to play their grounds during their 10th anniversary celebration in 2017, and the result might surprise die hard fans.
Rather than pumping the deep playa full of trap and pop offerings, Diplo showed off his true DJing skills with a diverse set filled with eclectic, world-beats-inspired electronica, disco, and deep house cuts. Its mellow, warm atmosphere feels like the sonic version of a morning coffee; energizing, comforting, and smooth.
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