Diplo unveils dance floor-ready ‘Higher Ground’ EP – with Blond:ish collaboration
It’s only May, and Diplo has already had a ridiculously busy year. Kicking off 2019 with his Europa EP, the Mad Decent heavyweight has also released a full album as LSD with Labyrinth and Sia. Just weeks after releasing his “Old Town Road” remix and his country track as Thomas Wesley, Diplo has pulled a complete 180 with the unveiling of his dance-floor ready Higher Ground EP.
Spanning four tracks, the EP includes vocal performances from Tove Lo and Kah-Lo, as well as additional production from Blond:ish. Leaning into the world of tech-house, all four tracks have a deep, driven sound to them. While “Hold You Tight” focuses on a chunkier low-end bounce, “Give Dem” is a pristine, peak-hours club heater, with a grooving bassline and whistles bringing some serious energy to the track. With Tove Lo laying her approachable vocals to a textured, techy backdrop, Diplo has put forth a solid collection of house tracks that are sure to be rinsed during his shows, as well as many others.
Diplo has been dipping heavily into the house worlds as of late. The icon was surprise performer at Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost Miami, and was additionally spotted at parties like Rumors and Rhonda during Coachella Weekend 1. That same weekend he also shocked his crowds with a full house set.
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