2014 Style Icon Awards Highlight: CL Puts On A Killer Performance In English On Diplo's 'Revolution'
(Photo : OnStyle ) CL emphasized her vocals during her 2014 Style Icon Awards performance. 2NE1s CL collaborated with renown DJ Diplo for a stage which featured Revolution from his 2013 extended play album. She performed verses in Korean "MTBD" prior to launching into "Revolution." "MTBD" highlighted CL"s rap skills, of which she is widely recognized.
The second part of her stage at the 2014 Style Icon Awards placed an emphasis on her vocal competency. CL performed Revolution followed by Dirty Vibe, with Diplo providing the instrumental backing as a DJ.
CL shined during her delivery of Revolution but the absence of G-Dragon from Dirty Vibe was notable. CL and G-Dragon are featured together on Dirty Vibe, the hard-hitting electronic dance track from the commercially successful Skrillex album Recess. Diplo is also credited on Dirty Vibe.
Diplo is more than just another DJ.
Diplo has worked extensively with international artists including Big Bangs G-Dragon and T.O.P to create a distinguishable world music sound.
Diplo rose to acclaim through his lyrical and production work on the critically acclaimed 2007 album Kala from British-Tamil recording artist M.I.A. Along with Switch, Diplo cultivated the globally influenced dance-pop sound on tracks such as Paper Planes.
His album Revolution debuted at number sixty-eight on the Billboard chart upon its release. The track originally featured Faustix, Imanos, and Kai. Revolution has grown in popularity due to its soaring female vocals.
Diplo is the founder the music label Mad Decent and is the co-founder of the electronic dance music collaborative group Major Lazer. G-Dragon and T.O.P appeared on a Korean remix of the Major Lazer track Bubble Butt which appeared on the 2013 album Free the Universe.
Diplo is also credited along with EDM artist Baauer on the title track for G-Dragons 2013 release Coup dEtat. Diplo also produced Knock Out from the 2010 collaborative album GD T.O.P.
Skillex and Diplo are currently involved in the highly anticipated collaborative project known as Jack U, which has been slowly revealing new music over the past few weeks including the song Febreeze which features rapper 2 Chainz.
YG Entertainment recently announced that CL was in the process of working on an upcoming release which would be promoted to audiences in the United States. American listeners have recently become interested in the music of 2NE1 due to the usage of I Am The Best in a commercial for Microsoft.
With her performance at the 2014 Style Icon Awards, CL has provided critics with food for thought, in regards to her upcoming U.S. debut.