The most popular arts event in the USA i.e. The Burning Man came to a close this Monday after running seamlessly for the past 9-days. The gathering at the Black Rock Desert saw loads of great performances from the biggest stars of the dance music scene like Skrillex, Zhu, Flume but one name that stood out was Diplo.
The DJs played intimate sets and rare B2Bs, creating moments that could not be replicated by any big music festival. Burning man serves as an escape from reality for everyone involved- even the superstar DJs. For Diplo, the time he spent at the playa was a totally refreshing one. Diplo shared to Instagram that he admittedly gets lazy at big festivals and succumbs to playing the same sets a lot of the time. At Burning Man, he had the opportunity to experiment and play unique music, the perfect environment for free mixing.
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If you have time to swipe – here are a couple of sets I played at Burning Man. My job is usually make songs that you hope people can dance too and to go out and play lot of sets every weekend . As you can imagine even that gets tiring . I'm guilty of getting lazy and keeping some of the same routine and playing same songs .. but at BM I get to play records for the first time bring back old records . Improvise .. connect with old friends find new energy .. do amazing back to back sets .. find random art cars to pull up get lost in some lights and find songs I never heard before . Just creating a vibe w friends and random people riding bikes around you is some of the moments that make me feel like DJing is still one of the greatest jobs in the world . And I'm so lucky .. thank you to robot heart .. the church . No name camp . Camp question mark . Camp jou jou. Bounce art car . The 747. Bunk bed . The Christina The sol riser and everyone else .. especially to @flumemusic and @simihaze and @richmedina for rocking with me also @gene.vi.eve 💙
Skrillex did a surprise B2B with Tokimonsta and Diplo joined forces with Flume for a very special collaboration.
Looking at these clips, one can be sure that anything can happen at Burning Man, anything !