Although Burning Man has officially closed it’s gates on their 2018 gathering, many burners remain on the playa guided by their “leave no trace” principle. The teardown process of the 70,000+ person event is no doubt a massive undertaking. While some attendees stay on the grounds for up to the entire month of September, most burners have returned home safely, posting pictures recounting their transformational weekend.
Not the least of which is Diplo, whose been an avid burner for some years now. The world famous producer, whose most recent LSD supergroup project has been taking up much of his time, still makes time to return to Black Rock Desert every year. Diplo’s yearly contribution to the temporary utopia is his deliverance of more underground, avant garde sets — something many won’t likely see under his more mainstream moniker.
Diplo explains his love of Burning Man rests in the comfort that he doesn’t have to be so commercially appealing all the time: “[A]t BM I get to play records for the first time bring back old records. Improvise… connect with old friends find new energy…do amazing back to back sets.”
He went on to post ten video clips of his sets, including his b2b with Flume, as well as thank the many camps that would host him over the weekend, including Robot Heart, the Church, No Name Camp, Camp Question Mark, Camp Jou Jou, and more.
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If you have time to swipe – here are a couple of sets I played at Burning Man. My job is usually make songs that you hope people can dance too and to go out and play lot of sets every weekend . As you can imagine even that gets tiring . I'm guilty of getting lazy and keeping some of the same routine and playing same songs .. but at BM I get to play records for the first time bring back old records . Improvise .. connect with old friends find new energy .. do amazing back to back sets .. find random art cars to pull up get lost in some lights and find songs I never heard before . Just creating a vibe w friends and random people riding bikes around you is some of the moments that make me feel like DJing is still one of the greatest jobs in the world . And I'm so lucky .. thank you to robot heart .. the church . No name camp . Camp question mark . Camp jou jou. Bounce art car . The 747. Bunk bed . The Christina The sol riser and everyone else .. especially to @flumemusic and @simihaze and @richmedina for rocking with me also @gene.vi.eve 💙
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H/T: EDM Sauce