Diplo wrangles Leon Bridges, ERNEST features on ‘Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil (Deluxe)’ re-issue
After initiating his Thomas Wesley alias with Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil in May, Diplo is dusting off his cowboy hat and hopping back into the saddle for the deluxe version of the seminal issue. Increasing Snake Oil‘s song count from 12 to 14, Diplo lassos the talents of ERNEST and Leon Bridges to add two new tracklistings, “Bottle’s Bout Dead” and “Horizon” to the album’s lineup of would-be saloon favorites.
“Bottle’s Bout Dead” provides a platform for the furthering of Diplo’s country-tinged pop work, as does “Horizon.” The former flaunts a windows down, breeze streaking through the fingers sense of easygoing radio appeal that continues, in part, on the Bridges meeting. The two bonus tracks see Diplo work dexterously within the dynamic brand of country hybridization that made the genre newly accessible and uniquely appealing to many this year. For a primer in Diplo’s audience-widening approach to dance and pop-inflected country, all listeners need to do is get busy streaming below.
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