Already renowned from coast to coast as a DJ (due to the national success of the Hollertronix mixtape and parties he founded and the recent megamix he made for RJD2), Diplo's production skills have in the past got him gigs for both David Banner and Bigg Jus (Company Flow). And the strength of this production means that this largely instrumental album is also blessed by vocals from Vybz Cartel (of "Up 2 Di Time" fame and probably the hottest, most credible star in Jamaica right now) and P.E.A.C.E. (the Freestyle Fellowship legend). But rather than letting these contributions overwhelm proceedings, Diplo uses them as stand-outs on an album that feels more like a suite of music than a collection of unrelated tunes.
So, put the cd on, sit back, hear the cicadas start up and feel the heat.