Diplo - California - Record Store Day 2018
The California EP pays homage to Wes’ first full-length release, Florida, where he spent much of his youth. The sonics on California share a similar tone: slow, vibey, & melancholic, a bit of a departure from the sound he has been known for in recent years. The vibe of the EP is somewhat dark, contrary to the warm and carefree lifestyle one would expect of someone living in California. This may very well be a reflection of the bleak underside of fame & excess in Hollywood. The EP is much more than just a handful of tracks; it's an introspective body of work.
• For the California EP, Diplo has recruited industry heavyweights and newcomers alike, including Santigold, Dram, Lil’ Yachty, Trippie Redd and Lil Xan. • California EP features a gatefold jacket with a stylized sleeve. a • LA-based artist, February James was commissioned to create inspired portraits of each of the artists that appear on this vinyl product. • The vinyl is a Record Store Day first product, favoring the independent record shops before going wide.