Inspired by his recent deep-house Higher Ground EP, Diplo is continuing to make waves in the house music realm with the announcement of his shiny new Higher Ground imprint. The new sub-division of his prestigious Mad Decent label will be the new home for Diplo’s house originals and collaborations and will also support the releases of emerging artists across the various house sub-genres. Higher Ground will release everything from tech-house to deep/melodic house, lo-fi to Afro-infused house, and everything in between.
Higher Ground will officially kick off on September 4th with its first release by Brooklyn-based house duo Walker & Royce, with tracks by DJEFF, SIDEPIECE, BornDirty, Andhim, and label head Diplo following soon thereafter. Grab tickets to Higher Ground’s official launch this September in Brooklyn for a night of glorious house music curated by Mad Decent.
House is where it all came from. Everything we know and love as dance music today started with the masters in Chicago and Detroit almost forty years ago. The genre has always been incredibly important to me, and Higher Ground is our homage to the legends and opportunity to champion new sounds and artists from around the world pushing the genre forward. – Diplo