Diplo reveals the official remix of Carnage’s emotional single ‘Letting People Go’
Adding a steady, four-on-the-floor beat, Diplo lends ‘Letting People Go’ a bouncy, dance floor focus, stripping back elements of the original while maintaining the heart-wrenching vocals of indie pop trio Prinze George.
Since its March release, ‘Letting People Go’ has amassed 7.5 million cross platform streams, with the music video racking over 3.6 million views and counting. The single marked a departure from Carnage’s signature festival trap sound, revealing a fresh, melodic dance record that further established his versatility as a producer.
In need of no introduction, Diplo is one of music’s most globally recognized figures, founding the game-changing record label Mad Decent, heading up Major Lazer, and working with the world’s biggest artists including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, and Travis Scott. Most notably, his recent release ‘Electricity’ from his collaborative project Silk City with Mark Ronson earned him his third Grammy win for Best Dance Recording earlier this year. Currently, the world-renowned producer continues to release music under his own moniker, as well as with Labrinth and Sia in the psychedelic supergroup LSD. With a plethora of awards and international smash hits, Diplo remains the go-to producer in the music landscape.
Speaking about the track, Diplo lightheartedly says: “I liked this song a lot and I really want Carnage to owe me a favor cause one day I might be in jail and need bail money”.
Upon hearing the original version, Diplo reached out to Carnage to rework the track and debuted the remix during his set at Coachella. “#LPG is the most important record I have ever made. My brother Diplo hit me up the day I dropped the record and said he needed to get his hands on it,” Carnage recalls. “Diplo really came through with this remix and created a dance floor banger.”
Described by TIME as a “song for change”, the Guatemalan-American dedicated ‘Letting People Go’ to “all the families that have been split in border towns all over the US.” The music video for the original track traces Carnage’s families personal journey facing harsh conditions crossing the border from Nicaragua to Guatemala, through Mexico, and finally into the United States. As an ambassador to the RAICES Foundation – a nonprofit agency that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant families based in Texas – Carnage is donating a portion of all revenue generated from ‘Letting People Go’ and its remixes to the charity..