The idea of the music festival is semi-mythic to us: Woodstock is a high school history lesson, and a hand-me-down, and an entire genre of clothing at Urban Outfitters, etc. Myth maybe, and more so. Because live music today is a $799 wristband, or a 6-day corporate conference. It’s tempting to say that festival culture circa 2014 is kind of fucked.
But it’s also not true. Because there are amazing pockets of live music preservation. And there are also the decent people at Mad Decent.
Mad Decent is the LA-based record label started by Diplo. Since 2006, they’ve been dedicated to bringing outside (and outsider) sound in: from funk carioca to moombahton to, um, this. It’s the label that Major Lazer, Baauer, Rusko, Dillon Francis, RiFF RAFF, Crookers, and Bonde Do Role call home. It’s one of the most innovative brands in the music industry. And for the past seven years, they’ve been quietly dedicated to rebuilding local live sound.
“Mad Decent is about experimental music: the stuff you don’t hear every day. That’s at the heart of the label, and that’s at the heart of the event. MDBP is where breaking music lives. BitTorrent Bundle lets us bring that experience — new artists, new music — to millions of listeners around the world.”
The Mad Decent Block Party started out in Philadelphia as a street thing; a day for friends to hang out and see shows. Today, the block party travels to cities across the US: a few days when live music belongs to everyone.
Including you. The Mad Decent Block Party Bundle is our way of bringing MDBP beyond the block, and back online. It’s a music-and-video-and-art mixtape featuring exclusive remixes from RiFF RAFF (“Dolce & Gabanna”), Diplo (“Biggie Bounce”, “Boy Oh Boy”), plus new music from Sleigh Bells, Keys N Krates, Dillon Francis, and more. You’ll also get a free merch offer redeemable at any show.
The Mad Decent Block Party kicks off Saturday July 26 with Dillon Francis, Diplo, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead and more. Tickets here. Let’s go.
MDBP X BitTorrent Bundle
01 Diplo: Revolution [Music Video]
02 Dillon Francis & DJ Snake: “Get Low” [Music Video]
03 Tickets to MDBP14 [Web]
04 RiFF RAFF: “Dolce & Gabbana (Carnage VIP Edit) [Audio]
05 Diplo: “Biggie Bounce (Tony Romera Remix feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter)” [Audio]
06 Diplo & GTA: “Boy Oh Boy (Thugli Remix)” [Audio]
07 Mad Decent Block Party City Characters [Art]
08 Flosstradamus Desktop Icons [Art]
09 Big Gigantic: “Touch the Sky” [Audio]
10 Keys N Krates: “All The Time (Tove Lo Flip)” [Audio]
11 Sleigh Bells: “Demons (Diplo Remix)” [Audio]
12 Trippy Turtle: “Poison” [Audio]
13 Paper Diamond & Loudpvck: “Wylin” [Audio]
14 Major Lazer: “Lose Yourself (feat. Moska & RDX)” [Music Video]
15 Run The Jewels: “Run The Jewels” [Music Video]
16 LIZ: “All Them Boys” [Audio]
17 DJ Sega: “BSB (Booyah Stupid Bitch)” [Audio]
18 Claude VonStroke: “Lay It Down Re-Smoked (Ballast Remix feat. DJ Nehpets)” [Audio]
19 STRFKR “While I’m Alive” [Audio]
20 Free MDP Sticker [Discount]
21 Mad Decent Block Party Trailer [Video]
22 Wave Racer: “Streamers” [Audio]
23 Grandtheft & Thugli: “Heavy Hitterz” [Audio]
24 GRIZ: “Hard Times” [Audio]
25 MDBP 2014 Playlist [Web]