SlamXSounds: The Mad Decent Block Party Mix


Diplo has been at the top of his game for awhile now. Call your mom right now and ask her if she knows what twerking is — we give it a 99.9% probability that she responds with an emphatic ‘yes’. And Diplo is largely responsible for that. The Philly-bred DJ has been expressing himself on a worldwide scale, and collaborating with everyone under the sun since becoming a part of global consciousness with M.I.A.‘s Grammy-nominated “Paper Planes” (even though that track morphed into a basic b*tch anthem shortly after gaining popularity – admit it, you were stoked at first.)

And every year, Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party gets bigger, too. What started as an outdoor, no-rules Philly rager has turned into a full-on festival, featuring eclectic acts with stops all over the US (and even two in Canada). Like most music festivals, this one is largely populated with #RidiculouslyDressedWhitePeople — but thankfully, many of these people are impressionable, scantily-clad young women thoroughly entrenched in the “twerk lifestyle” (…Daddy is definitely bummed about this). The Brooklyn MDBP takes place this Saturday, so for this week’s SlamXSounds, we give you a playlist featuring some of our favorite tracks associated with this whole movement.

Feel free to pop a handstand in your cubicle, or dagger the co-worker closest to you.