Album Review: Diplo
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

  • Posted by: Amanda Scherker

In a recent interview with NPR about his latest EP Express Yourself, beloved DJ Diplo said that he wants his fans "not have to think about why [his music is] interesting or what it is." He elaborated that he wants it "just to reach them immediately." So it seems a little contradictory to write (or even read?) a review of his EP. How do you make intellectual sense of music specifically intended to belie philosophical mumbo-jumbo in favor of something so basically human -- e.g. intoxicating beats and slick dance moves?

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