Reinvigorating a 90’s classic, man of the moment DIPLO and collaborator SLEEPY TOM put their spin on ‘Be Right There’, featuring Priscilla’s fresh take on Jade’s original vocals from the 1992 R’n’B hit. Bouncy, addictive synths contrast against the longing lyrics to create a feel-good dance track. The video, taking a running with the 90s theme was directed by Dan Streit & Sean Lopez and features dancers Fulani Bahati, Asako Hara and Helen Gedlu doing what they do best to a ‘Saved by Bell’-esque backdrop – keeping it nostalgic through and through.
Currently setting records with collaborative projects Major Lazer and Jack Ü, the “man with the golden touch” has had an incredible 2015, and ‘Be Right There’ is no exception. Major Lazer’s most successful single to date ‘Lean On’ has now reached platinum status and is official the most streamed track of 2015 while Jack Ü’s most recent single with Justin Bieber ‘Where Are U Now’ topped the UK Dance chart and sits at 384m streams on Spotify and counting.
From his early work with M.I.A. on “Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol.1”, creating the Grammy-nominated classic “Paper Planes” and founding the now iconic label Mad Decent (famed for championing artists such as Santigold, Rusko, Gucci Mane, RiFF RAFF and Baauer), to curating the infamous Mad Decent boat & block parties, regularly hosting radio shows on BBC Radio 1 and fronting campaigns for Alexander Wang – Diplo has continued to prove his well-earned reputation as not just a global trend-spotter, but a dynamic powerhouse within the contemporary musical landscape.