It’s been a great year for Diplo on the pop charts. “Where Are Ü Now,” his collaboration with Skrillex and Justin Bieber, is currently a top 10 pop hit on the Hot 100. And “Lean On,” which Diplo put together with his Major Lazer project, DJ Snake, and the Danish singer MØ, recently climbed into the top 20. To give the song some extra juice, a Ty Dolla $ign remix appeared today. Ty jumps into the tune with an energetic description of a narcotic cocktail that even Future might envy: The purple be coming in, the purple be coming in/ my white girl got me turned up off the Jameson/ the Percocet kicking in, the Xan just went ten/ I don’t know how I’m getting home from this bitch/ damn, I probably shouldn’t have drove to this bitch. Later, he also references the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”—an aspirational move, since that hit is one of the few songs that’s currently higher on the charts than “Lean On.” Listen below, and read FADER’s cover story on Ty Dolla $ign.
July 17, 2015