Random White Dude Be Everywhere
Label: Mad Decent
Love him or loathe him, you can't deny that Diplo is a canny interpreter of the zeitgeist -- particularly when it involves crushing volume, cocksure swagger and a total disregard for purism of every stripe. Reflecting his status as a singles artist, collaborator and instigator par excellence, Random White Dude Be Everywhere is a hodgepodge of new and old cuts that swerves from the twerk anthem "Express Yourself" to the crunk-meets-hardstyle fusion of "TECHNO," which is definitely not a techno cut. If you were curious about the sound of main-stage EDM in 2014, this is it.