Benzi & Tofubeats' Diplo & Friends Mix Is Your Perfect Weekend Playlist
Last weekend's Diplo & Friends mix on BBC Radio 1xtra featured sets by resident DJ Benzi and up-and-coming talent Tofubeats. Diplo & Friends is always one of our favorite mixes to listen to on BBC Radio 1 each week, but this 2-hour mix really caught our attention as it is the perfect pre-game/party playlist for all your summer celebrations.
Benzi's mix features a perfect blend of old and new hits, dropping remixes and originals that are both pronounced and on-the-rise. Featuring music from the likes of Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre, TLC, Lloyd, AlunaGeorge, Zeds Dead, Calvin Harris and more, this set suits the needs of any modern EDM fan. Possibly one of our favorite remixes in the mix comes from Tim Gunter with his rendition of Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” The twerk-inspired anthem hits the speakers only 6 minutes into the mix, and is undoubtedly something Diplo himself would approve of (although he hasn’t posted it to his official diplo approved SoundCloud account, yet). Take a listen to Gunter’s remix below.
Tofubeats' mix is yet another incredibly interesting set filled with a diverse array of artists and sounds, bringing listeners straight into the world of underground Japanese dance music. This culture of music was something almost incredibly new to me, so I kept a keen eye on the tracklist for anything I might recognize. There were some familiar names like Trippy Turtle and MIA, but this mix stands off on its own as great set for anyone looking to expand their horizons, even without the label of Diplo & Friends.
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