Usher & Diplo – Climax

Posted by on February 14, 2012

Going to preface this by saying that I’m pretty sure I slow danced to this exact song at multiple school dances/bar mitzvahs/etc in the period spanning from 2001 to 2003. You know exactly what I’m talking about: one second it’s all fun and games, with everyone bobbing along in a large circle of Abercrombie graphic tees to “Ride Wit Me” (with the show-offy pros going word for word with Nelly on every verse), but then, in a single moment, everything changes. The tempo slows. The lights probably dim. And after a few plaintive notes, the sensual vocal stylings of Usher descend upon the dance floor. The tension in the room will immediately ratchet up about seven levels because this entire transition is unmistakable: everyone knows that Usher is the international signal for This Is About To Get Serious.

So with all of that in mind, here is a brand new, undeniably throwback-y collabo from Diplo and Usher, hopefully in time for whatever Valentine’s Day…celebrations…you may have planned for later this evening. It’s gloriously cheesy, smooth and catchy, and definitely timely: If not Feb 14th, when? So Happy Valentine’s Day, FNT. Grow some balls and ask your crush to dance if you couldn’t do it the first time around. And bring on the remixes.

EDIT: Read this interview with Diplo while listening to this song.

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