Diplo’s the beats and bass junkie who put electro jackhammer to Baltimore bass and drill to screw-crazy dancehall, but on Riddimentary, he plays it straight, and bones up on and serves out reggae history.
Text Christopher Ujine Ong
From the vast vault of Jamaican label Greensleeves, Diplo lasers in on the ’80s period of reggae to turn up some big ones like Gregory Issacs’ ‘Night Nurse’ and JC Lodge’s ‘Telephone Love’, as well as some nuggets from Alpha & Omega and Lone Ranger. A doozy collectible for reggae and Diplo fans.
LISTEN TO: ‘Telephone Love’
IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU’LL DIG: Triston Palma, Lobe Ranger
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