Red Bull House Continues With Diddy Listening Session
One of the House’s main events was a listening party for the much-awaited collaborative album between Sean "Diddy" Combs and Israeli-born, Madrid-based techno DJ/producer Guy Gerber. The product of "demented after hours minds" (per Diddy) and originally inspired by Gerber’s woozy 2007 track "Persona Non Grata," 11:11 is the follow-up to Diddy’s underrated "electro-hip-hop-soul-fun" travelogue Last Train to Paris, which flirted with the atmospherics of dance music. Only a few tracks from the new album were played and they sounded promising, if you like noir-ish, techno-inflected songs about disoriented millionaires trying to find love amidst international debauchery and intrigue (most of you do, right?). No confirmation of the rumor that everyone who entered the studio to work on 11:11 were ordered to take a certain party pill to get in the mood.
Key quote from a Diddy crew member: "Sean’s taking his hors d’oeuvres game to the next level." And judging from the crab-puff pastries and Caprese salads on toothpicks, dude was not fronting.