News__ A Mad Decent Doc

May 20, 2010 | By

Diplo, the dapper-suited, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, has moved into documentary film-making. Favela on Blast, created with partner Leandro HBL, will be available digitally this July, and focuses on Rio de Janeiro's Baile Funk--music and parties created by MC's, DJ's, and dancers of South America's most impoverished slums. This film sparks the light, heat and pressure of a musical movement girded by street parties, basic sound-systems, drug wars, and the tension of an economically disparate city. The film is violent, sexual, and pulsing with rhythm. Let Diplo be the one to heat up your desire to get to know the underground heroes.

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