Diplo has enlisted Octavian for his new single ‘Octavian’, the mega-producer’s first piece of new music for 2019.

Lifted off his upcoming ‘Europa’ EP, due later this month, Diplo speaks of the chance meeting with Octavian that led to the collaboration. “I met Octavian at a party in London. We took a photo and I never thought I would see the kid again,” he says – “Over the next six months I kept hearing his name and seeing him on great songs. I tried to stay in touch even though he had another twelve phone numbers since we met. Finally, he was stuck in L.A. for a while and it was easy to pull up on him. After a few weeks we nailed this song and I’m glad it gets to finally see the light of day. Big up to Jim-E Stack for producing this with me.”

During his chat with Annie Mac, who premiered the song as her latest BBC Radio 1 ‘Hottest Record’, Diplo also confirmed new Major Lazer material was in the works, with tour stops expected throughout the summer.

‘Europa’, which lands on 22nd February, marks Diplo’s first piece of solo work since last year’s ‘California’ EP. Listen to ‘New Shapes’ below: