Diplo on the Explosion of Mad Decent Block Party from One Local Party to a Series of 13 Sold Out International Shows

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Mad Decent Block Party remains a gem among summer musical festivals. What started out as a small block party thrown by Diplo in Philadelphia in 2008 has evolved into a 13-city series of shows sold out to huge audiences across the U.S. and Canada. In spite of headliners as big as Flosstradamus, throughout the years Mad Decent has held onto its anything-goes and fun-loving vibe rooted in communities. In the short documentary below watch Diplo and others speak on the roots and the growth of Mad Decent Block Party and what makes MDBP unique among musical festivals. Here’s a tip: listen toward the end of the video for Diplo to hint at more international locations for Mad Decent in 2014, including South Africa!

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