It’s hard to make the case that anyone has a more firm grip on music’s pulse than href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/diplo">Diplo. Wesley Pentz seems perpetually ahead of the curve with what the next trending wave is going to be, and between Mad Decent’s catalog of releases this year, his own releases, and his side projects’ movements, its safe to say Diplo maintained his status as pop music’s foremost trendsetter in 2016.
To sum up an exciting year at the intersection of dance, hip-hop, and pop, Diplo took on the final Diplo & Friends mix of 2016 to plug a handful of the year’s most notable releases. Spanning a full two hours, the href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/major-lazer">Major Lazer frontman nods to some of his favorite tunes of the year, patching together a colorful mix that covers tracks from href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/beyonce">Beyoncé to href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/dillon-francis"> Dillon Francis and everything in between.
Noteworthy electronic acts such as href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/anna-lunoe">Anna Lunoe, href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/oshi">Oshi, href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/gta">GTA and href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/r3hab">R3hab are featured in the mix, sprinkled between year-defining tracks from href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/the-chainsmokers">The Chainsmokers, href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/a-tribe-called-quest">A Tribe Called Quest, href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/rae-sremmurd">Rae Sremmurd, href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/drake">Drake, and href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/calvin-harris">Calvin Harris. Grammy-nominated hits from href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/skrillex">Skrillex and href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/tag/flume">Flume also land in the tracklist, balanced by dance floor gems from Donald Bucks and Benzi.
It’s the perfect snapshot of what went down in 2016, mixed by one of the href="http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2016/12/dancing-astronauts-top-10-producers-2016/">world’s most sought-after producers. Tune into Diplo’s 2016 recap mix below, and check the full tracklist href="http://www.1001tracklists.com/tracklist/124329_diplo-diplo-and-friends-best-of-2016-12-18.html">here.
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