Tastemaking record label Mad Decent, headed by Diplo (above), recently brought its summer Block Party series to Philadelphia and Chicago.With bass rattling DJ sets and neck snapping hip-hop performances, these parties got pretty wild.As an official sponsor of the series, SPIN was able to snap great photos of Diplo himself, Das Racist, garage rocker Bosco Delrey, and select fans getting down.
Watch It: Video from Mad Decent L.A., presented by WESC
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