Last month Diplo revealed that he had a Europe-inspired EP in the works, and now he’s assigned it a release date. Not only has the DJ/producer and Mad Decent label boss announced that Europa is due out this Friday, February 22nd – he’s revealed the tracklist for the six-song effort.
As can be expected from any endeavor taken on by Diplo (real name Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr.), Europa features a veritably laundry list of collaborators. From “Boom Bye Bye” featuring Niska (which he shared last month) to “Baui Coupé” featuring Bausa to “New Shapes” featuring Octavian, the EP appears to have resulted from multicultural creative input.
Pentz slowly rose to fame after working with M.I.A. in 2004 before his work with international supergroup Major Lazer catapulted him into the mainstream orbit. The group has announced plans to disband after their upcoming album, but last year Pentz announced a new project alongside Labrinth and Sia called LSD.
Meanwhile, Diplo will continue the European leg of his current tour with a performance at Night Tales in London, England on Wednesday, February 20th.