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Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, you’ve done it again.

Waking up this morning to new Major Lazer – a week before I get to see them live in Melbourne – is the stuff dreams are made of. I’d known for a while there was an Extended Version of this year’s dynamite Peace Is The Mission LP, but in my drunken stupor last night at the work Christmas party, I completely forgot the release date was today.

I’ve been listening the four (or five, if you count the ace-as-fuck new remix of “Light It Up”) tracks on repeat since about 10AM to gauge an opinion to pen for this, Day 6 in #The12DaysofDiplo, and although it’s probably still early to tell this certainly makes me wonder, now with its extension, is Peace Is The Mission the best Album of the Year?

“Wave”, featuring the distinct, silky vocals of Kali Uchis, and ‘s “Lost” all sit in a lovely field of Sunday Vibez; the kind of laid back beats you’d put on the stereo of a Sunday (or Saturday) morning to try and combat the hangover or comedown from the night prior. Perfection, particularly in my post too-many-Vodka-shots state this morning.

For the feet, once that hangover’s drifted away with every cigarette and cup of coffee you down, there’s pure, dance floor joy via the “Light It Up” remix (which completely re-rubs the original to the point they are almost two very different songs), sure-fire potential Number 1 “Boom” (which boasts a Who’s Who of Cool on the feature listing; MOTi, Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid and Kranium, as well as featuring the lyric “Yasss bitch” – which has possibly made my entire year) and the batshit/bonkers/brilliant Moombahton-trap monster “Thunder and Lightning” is filled with enough thumping drops and kicks of bass that it’s hard not move ‘yo ass to it.

I’m usually quite sceptical about these later-released, extensions of albums that have previously been delivered to the listener, but when it’s done right – The Fame Monster, Born To Die: Paradise Edition, and now Peace Is The Mission: Extended – it’s an honest musical revelation.

Buy the digital copy of Peace Is The Mission: Extended through iTunes now.

The Twelve Days of Diplo continues tomorrow with Day 7. Diplo plays Australia’s Stereosonic Music Festival through the tail-end of November and the first week of December, kicking off in Sydney TODAY, Saturday November the 28th. Buy your tix online now, and while you’re at it, read the #12DaysofDiplo entries for Day 1, Day 2Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5!

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