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As the brightness of Diplo's star continues to eclipse his contemporaries', so does the popularity of his roving summertime ragefest, the Mad Decent Block Party. Now in its seventh year, the number of cities hosting the Block Party has grown exponentially, including stops in South Africa in early 2014. For the event in his sometime hometown of Los Angeles, Diplo provides a nicely eclectic lineup, heavy on the Northern European talent. STRFKR brings dance-pop songs that actually provide something to look at as well as dance to; Laidback Luke pumps his crowd-friendly jams; and Cashmere Cat, a popular remixer for the Top 40 set, brings his soul-centric electronics. The biggest draw is Mad Decent head honcho Diplo, who casually dictates the course of EDM seemingly without giving it too much thought.

Sat., Sept. 13, 1 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/13/14)

LA Weekly