Earthquake

Album: Single Release Only (2013)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • This dance-rap track is a collaboration between American producer Diplo and British drum & bass artist DJ Fresh. It features Tampa, Florida hip-hop artist Dominique Young Unique. The song was released on August 18, 2013.
  • This features on the second installment of Mark Millar's ultra-violent comic turned movie franchise Kick-Ass.
  • The Jonas & François directed video features Dominique leading a costumed gang of disreputable superheroes in New York. The scenes of mayhem they create is in keeping with the spirit of the Kiss Ass 2 movie. Discussing the clip with Digital Spy, Fresh said: "It's the first music video I've actually appeared in, so it was really good fun. I had to act - which sounds ridiculous as it's a two-second clip of me standing up! This was a pretty big video for me as we're starting to move in America, also because it was with Diplo and the director was incredible."
  • American rapper Angel Haze was originally supposed to be on the track. DJ Fresh recalled to Digital Spy: "What happened was Diplo sent it to Angel Haze to potentially rap on, then she took it as an opportunity to rap over it for five minutes about how much she hates Azealia Banks and put it out as a free download on her SoundCloud. We decided to change it after that!"

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