Blow Your Head: A Diplo Zine
Vol 2: New York
Introduction by Diplo. Photographs by Shane McCauley.
A series of video documentaries and print accounts of global music scenes, Blow Your Head is the creation of Diplo, the DJ, producer and creator of the hit “Harlem Shake,” in collaboration with photographer Shane McCauley. Each film or book explores a different country and musical genre, from Technobrega in Brazil to Cumbia and Tribal in Mexico, to the present volume: New York City. Blow Your Head Vol 2: New York is a snapshot of the city’s underground music world in 2013. With images of secret all-night underground warehouse and basement parties, venues such as Shea Stadium, The Mansion, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 177 Stockholm and the Umbrella Factory, and bands such as Asap Rocky, Asap Ferg, Vampire Weekend, Atrak, Nick Catchdubs, Drop the Lime, Prince Terrance, Chromeo, Flosstradamus, Mr Mutha Fuckin Exquire, Nick Hook, The Dirty Projectors and others, it is a vibrant portrayal of New York’s thriving music culture.