Diplo (Life and Death Remixes) EP sees DJ Tennis tap an all-star lineup of artists from his Life and Death label roster to remix tracks from Diplo‘s acclaimed new self-titled album, showcasing the synergy and close relationship of Diplo and DJ Tennis and their respective imprints, Higher Ground and Life and Death. The remix EP arrives as an extremely limited edition 12″ vinyl pressing that is out alongside a digital release.
Speaking on the release, DJ Tennis ruminated:
“My good friend and colleague Sam from Higher Ground approached me after a party and asked me if I was interested in curating a remix package for Wes and I didn’t have to think twice. My instincts were right and the results are amazing. The musical diversity of the remixes, on limited edition vinyl with a limited edition clothing collab…a perfect match. I’ve been following Diplo for years as his musical journey and vision has always been an inspiration for me. A multifaceted character and true original, he’s a genuine producer and has grown to become a dear friend.”DJ Tennis
From the suave and expansive sounds of DJ Tennis and Carlita‘s remix of “Don’t Be Afraid,”the mesmerizing and complex drum patterns of Red Axes‘ rendition of “Right 2 Left,” to the complete reimagination of BĘÃTFÓØT & Ashee‘s “Forget About Me (Nite Version),” DJ Tennis has curated an impressive collection of remixes from Life and Death artists, bringing the energy from all directions.
The tracklist is rounded out by Sebra Cruz’s euphoric, four-on-the-floor rework of “On My Mind,” a spiritual interpretation of Diplo and SIDEPIECE’s Grammy-nominated, groovy tech-house original; and Danny Daze’s remix of “Waiting For You,” a trippy, atmospheric revision to the original’s Italo-Disco vibe.
Diplo also spoke on the release:
“I’ve admired Manfredi (DJ Tennis) as a producer, DJ, label owner and friend for years now. His Life and Death imprint has been one of the most consistent labels in house music for a long time, and when we started the Higher Ground concept, he was one of the first guys that understood what we were trying to do: break down genre boundaries and tie sounds and scenes together. Manfredi supported us from the beginning. As a result, there’s great energy between Higher Ground and Life and Death, we’ve played a bunch of shows together and we’re constantly trading music. When I dropped my self-titled album this year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to create something to showcase this, so we put together this pack of remixes.”Diplo
Diplo (Life and Death Remixes) EP is out now across platforms. Stream it here.
You can buy exclusive Diplo/Life and Death merch and vinyl here.