Diplo’s ‘Revolution’ Soundtracks New Bernie Sanders Campaign Ad [WATCH]
In the days leading up to Democratic Primaries in Wisconsin (followed by New York and a slew of Northeastern US states), 2016 presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders dropped a new campaign ad soundtracked by Diplo's "Revolution," featuring Faustix & Imanos and Kai.
The song is a fitting soundtrack for the video, which is titled "It's A Revolution" and features a montage of volunteers organizing in communities across America to get Senator Sanders elected. The video also features old footage of the candidate marching in -- and getting arrested at -- civil rights protests in the early 1960s.
The video's caption reads: "Day in and day out, from sun up to sun down, volunteers and supporters all across this country have powered this political revolution. For that, we thank you."
The Major Lazer lead originally dropped the uplifting track in 2013 as a part of the EP of the same title. Listen to it and watch the campaign video below.
Diplo gave the ad his stamp of approval by retweeting it shortly after its release. Additionally, the producer/DJ responded to a fan's tweet about feeling the Bern so much she cried with the statement: "The movement is powerful," Thump reports.
But this connection was apparently a long time coming. In February, Diplo tweeted that if his candidate of choice loses the democratic nomination, he would stay in India until 2018.
The producer loosely endorsed Bernie last summer when he tweeted at the presidential candidate: "If I had any energy to engage the american political system i would vote for you cuz ur on point," Magnetic Mag reports.
Wesley Pentz is not the only big name in EDM to have come out in support of the Vermont senator. Steve Aoki -- also an animal rights activist -- shared the idea of a rave the vote rally for Bernie with TMZ.
Meanwhile, artists like Porter Robinson and Zedd have been outspoken about their fear of one potential alternative outcome to the 2016 US presidential election. Robinson tweeted "a Donald Trump presidency alongside a nuclear-armed North Korea is the scariest most apocalyptic scenario imaginable" whereas Zedd shared an Instagram photo of toilet paper printed with images of Donald Trump's face.