Diplo Revolution

Diplo Revolution
5
Diplo's been a busy guy since the release of his last EP, Express Yourself, including working on a new album from Major Lazer and more than a handful of collaborations with others. His latest EP, Revolution, continues with the twerking theme found on the former, but this is noticeably slower and conspicuously lacking when it comes to musical adventurousness. No one doubts his abilities, far from it — I mean, it's Diplo — but you can't help but be struck by how unimpressive the offering is. The six-track EP includes two remixes that add little more than additional run time. The title track starts off slow, with snaps of snare that build in anticipation of a drop worthy of actually dancing to, though the build is all we get. "Biggie Bounce" starts off promisingly, but the monotony is only broken two-thirds of the way through by an unexpected interlude. "Crown" is the lone saving grace, the lonely track with some grit and substance, and a dirty drop that switches up on the second go. Revolution is a far from what its title implies. (Mad Decent)