Skrillex, Diplo, G-Dragon & CL's 'Dirty Vibe': Listen to the EDM/K-Pop Collaboration
The English banger isn't the first time the K-pop stars have teamed up with Western super producers
As previously reported, Skrillex dropped 11 new tracks via his Alien Ride app leading to announcing a surprise album "Reccess." What might be the most surprising -- and most pleasant surprise on the record -- is "Dirty Vibe," an English-language, K-pop-meets-EDM collaboration between the dubstep maestro, Diplo plus K-pop stars G-Dragon and CL, who are leaders of boy band BIGBANG and girl group 2NE1, respectively.
Over a hyperactive, twerk-ready beat, the Korean singer/rappers boast swaggerific, explicit lines in perfect English -- a rarity not only for the language, but for the dirty lyrics rarely heard on the K-pop scene.
CL kicks things off telling listeners they're "in the presence of a queen" before bragging "You ain't know? I'm your girl's lesbian crush" -- perhaps a nod to 2NE1's new album "Crush," that recently broke records for K-pop albums in America. Meanwhile, G-Dragon says, "I don't pop molly, I rock microphones," and that he's "as dirty as they come and they're ain't more than one."
While the collaboration might appear surprising, it's been long rumored the rapper/singers had teamed up with Skrillex after Instagram photos of the producer with with G-Dragon and CL (above) were uploaded by the K-pop stars. Plus, it isn't the first time the duo have dabbled with Western EDM stars.
Diplo and Baauer produced the trap track "Coup D'Etat" off the "Coup D'Etat, Pt. 1" EP -- that hit the Billboard 200 last summer. The 25-year-old also has teamed up with with Major Lazer, Boys Noize and with Diplo for other collabs.
Meanwhile, CL has worked with will.i.am as a part of 2NE1. The girl group featured on his "#willpower" LP with the track "Gettin' Dumb."
While G-Dragon has promoted as a soloist since 2009, CL the solo star only came into her own with last year's single "The Baddest Female." CL also has a solo track on 2NE1's "Crush" album, the Nicki Minaj-esque "MTBD." It debuts at No. 9 on Billboard's World Digital Songs Chart this week.
Skrillex's "Recess" album, featuring "Dirty Vibe" and 10 other new tracks, will be officially released on March 18 in America.