Diplo ‎– Decent Work For Decent Pay



Diplo Newsflash 3:03
M.I.A. (2) Paper Planes (Diplo Street Remix) 3:23
Spank Rock Put That Pussy On Me (Diplo Tonite Remix) 3:42
Kano (4) Reload It 3:46
Diplo 200 2:25
Bloc Party Where Is Home? (Diplo Remix) 6:25
CSS Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above (Diplo Remix) 4:16
Bonde Do Role Solta O Frango 2:16
Samim* Heater (Diplo Extended Edit) 4:30
Hot Chip Shake A Fist (Diplo Remix) 4:05
Diplo Way More Brazil 3:20
Black Lips* Veni Vidi Vici (Diplo Remix) 3:42
Claude Vonstroke The Whistler (Diplo Remix) 4:17
Diplo Smash A Kangaroo 3:26
Peter Bjorn & John* Young Folks (Diplo Youngest Folks Remix) 6:08
Bonus Data
Diplo Percao 3:16
Diplo Baby 3:27
Diplo Diplo Rhythm 3:27
Diplo Way More (Johnny Blaze Remix) 5:19
Diplo Percao 2:41
Spoon Don't You Evah (Diplo Remix) 5:10

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BDCD125 Diplo Decent Work For Decent Pay(CD, Comp, Enh, Ltd) Big Dada Recordings BDCD125 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BRBD-125 Diplo Decent Work For Decent Pay(CD, Comp, Enh) Beat Records BRBD-125 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BDCD125P Diplo Decent Work For Decent Pay(CD, Comp, Promo, Enh) Big Dada Recordings BDCD125P UK 2009 Sell This Version



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October 17, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Decent Work For Decent Pay, CD, Comp, Enh, Ltd, BDCD125
Diplo shows off his production skills for other artists on DECENT WORK FOR DECENT PAY, though he kicks it off with his own "Newsflash," a thick slab of digital-electro ragga. It wouldn't be a compilation without his biggest hit, M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," and she appears here in all its gunfire and cash register glory. On his own "200," he layers on the sounds, bringing a heavy, buzzing bass. His take on various indie rock staples (Bloc Party; Peter, Bjorn & John) are uniformly interesting, stripping out most of the vocals and inserting deep grooves instead, ranging from the frenetic (Hot Chip) to the grindy (Black Lips). He inserts some favela-flavored funk into Samim's "Heater" and bucking-bronco beats into Claude Vonstroke's "The Whistler." But even better is his work with various Brazilian groups: CSS's "Lets Make Love" is down and dirty, while Bonde Do Rolê's "Solta O Frango" has a spare party vibe that makes it, strangely, even more catchy. His own "Way More Brazil" has way less Brazil, and is almost minimal in its construction, and when he travels to Australia for the didgeridoo groove of "Smash a Kangaroo," it's silly and toe-tapping at the same time. Not all the tracks are as successful, though: Kano's "Reload It" seems rather lethargic, despite the quick beat, but there's plenty of decent work on this album to make up for it.