By Mike Rosati //
Los Angeles-via-Philadelphia record label Mad Decent has been throwing its increasingly popular block-party series for the last seven years, starting as a free event in 2008 before charging admission for the first time in 2014.
The label, which was spearheaded originally by producer, DJ, songwriter and why of course infamous shit talker Diplo, stepped up its block-party game in 2015, impressively selling out the Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley earlier this month with an electronic-heavy bill of artists.
Headlined by Diplo’s reggae/dancehall/moombahton side project Major Lazer, the Northern California version of this year’s Mad Decent Block Party also featured sets from CL, RL Grime, What So Not, Thomas Jack, Giraffage and Slaptop.