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Diplo strikes again, set to host new VH1 show SoundClash.

The concept behind SoundClash is three bands/acts/musicians/magicians all performing on the one stage in front of a live studio audience. The brains behind the show come from the one and only QuestLove, co-founder of The Roots has taken the busiest man in the industry, Diplo, to host the show

Tom Calderone said in a statement. “‘SoundClash’ will showcase established acts at their peak, spotlight breaking artists on the rise, and introduce what’s breaking on the music scene at that moment.  But it will be the collaborative spirit between the performers on the show that will have music fans buzzing throughout the telecast and for days afterwards.”

QuestLove says “’SoundClash’ is all about convergence…It’s a place where the cutting edge of the emergent act meets the winning assuredness of the established artist. It’s a lush, level playing field where the talented blend and the genres bend in ways that will resonate with even the most discerning lovers of today’s music.”

First up is Fall Out Boy, London Grammar and Lil’ Wayne to perform current hits, covers and collaborations on July 23, just an example of possibly the most diverse music styles to be smooshed together and forced to play nice and make music.  This bizarre combination can hopefully produce some intriguing music, and push the limits of what we consider ‘music’ today.

While Diplo is busy hosting the new show, you can also catch him at Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo, jumping on board the Mad Decent Block Party Tour, providing us with awesome 2-hour sets on his BBC1 radio show. The man is everywhere! Meanwhile, have a listen to Diplos latest track with Grandtheft, it’s crazy good!

Source via inthemix  and Variety

the roots

The Roots are coming back people!

Band leader and drummer Questlove, released the news on twitter stating that they will be in Australia on the 26th of Dec and are planning on staying for a week in 2013. The Roots were regulars to Australia, starting out at the Vivid Festival in 2003 then coming back in 07 for a Blues and Roots festival. Australian fans were pretty distraught after they canceled on the Good Vibrations festival in 09 and announced they were officially retiring from touring, but hopefully a week in Australia, during the hype of festival season will make up for lost time.

For more info read on at www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/36202/The-Roots-will-tour-Australia-this-year