With credit to Star Slinger's awesome original, Diplo’s rework of "Dumbin" is pretty incredible. The track was formerly fluid and playful, with chopped, tropical sounds that float in tandem with Reggie B vocals. Diplo's manipulation gives the song teeth, preserving its R&B feel but adding some extra funk. He frames Reggie B's croons with hard drums and spacey, FlyLo-worthy synths. It starts out bass-heavy and cavernous, then gets more complex, switching into a booming, electric chorus that hits hard enough to cause neck spasms.
November 16, 2011