Diplo: ‘New Tinie Tempah album is hard, heavy and electronic’

Pair 'going back and forth' on tracks for the rapper's second album

Diplo has revealed that he is working with Tinie Tempah on the rapper’s new album.

Diplo, one half of Major Lazer, has previously produced tracks for artists including MIA, Usher and Lil Wayne. He agreed to collaborate with Tempah after the rapper contacted him personally.

Discussing on their collaboration, he told the Daily Star: “Rather than go through his management, Tinie reached out to me directly, which I really respected. We’ve been going back and forth on our tracks, but they sound in the vein of the rap stuff I’ve previously produced – hard and heavy and electronic.”

Tempah, real name Patrick Okogwu, has previously revealed that his second album will be called ‘Demonstration’. It is expected to be released in November (2012).

Speaking to NME in May (2012), Tempah revealed that Coldplay’s Chris Martin has been “quite an influence” on the album. He added: “[This album] is definitely a lot more progressive in the quality of the sound. I’ve been listening to Lykke Li and Lana Del Rey, the dynamics of the sound, how big and anthemic it gets.”

In addition to his work with Tempah, Diplo recently produced ‘Push And Shove’, the new single from No Doubt. The track debuted online earlier today (August 30) – click here to hear it.