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Listen: Diplo remixes Lorde’s “Tennis Court”

on July 21, 2014, 2:28pm

Even between a steady tour schedule, various production gigs, random collaborations, his work with Major Lazer, and hosting duties on VH1’s SoundClash, Diplo still makes time for the odd remix. In February, he turned Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” into a House-trap hybrid, and today he tackles Lorde’s latest Pure Heroine single, “Tennis Court”.

Aside from an awesome title, “Diplo’s Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Mix” represents an interesting take on the electro ballad: by tinkering with the pacing and pitch and tossing in a few warbly synths, Diplo has made this a fun and infectious dance tune better suited for grimy club basements. On a personal note, the glitchy soundscape is a much better place for sappy lines like “Let’s go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah”. Yeah.

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