Track samples Jade's R&B classic 'Don't Walk Away', and the video comes suitably laden with 90s references
Diplo's latest single is a
collaboration with Canadian producer Cam Tatham, better known as
Sleepy Tom. Be Right There is based around the vocal from Jade's
1992 R&B smash Don't Walk Away, though it's not actually a
sample - the vocal's been resung by Priscilla. It's also less of an
EDM-tastic affair than much of Diplo's output - 'big room house'
would probably be the best description, though it's still definitely
aimed at candy ravers than deep house chin-strokers!
In keeping with the 'sample' source,
the video - which you can see below - pays homage to dance music
videos of the early 90s too, all dancing silhouettes and cheesy 80s
graphics. The video was directed by Dan Streit and Sean Lopez, and
features dancers Fulana Bahati, Asako Hara and Helen Gudlu... who
also manage to work in a knowing nod or two to the big Hollywood song
and dance extravaganzas of the 30s and 40s.
In other Diplo news, it was announced
recently that he was the most Shazam'd artist of 2015, with Diplo,
Major Lazer and Jack U tracks ID'd using the app an incredible 40
million times. In 26 million of those cases, people were looking up
Major Lazer's Lean On, which was recently declared the
most-streamed track of all time on Spotify.