Earthquake (DJ Fresh and Diplo song)

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Single by DJ Fresh vs. Diplo featuring Dominique Young Unique
Released 18 August 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 3:09
Label Ministry of Sound[1]
  • DJ Fresh
  • Diplo
DJ Fresh singles chronology
"Gold Dust"
"Dibby Dibby Sound"
"Gold Dust"
(Shy FX Re-Edit)
"Dibby Dibby Sound"
Diplo singles chronology
"P.O.V. 2.0"
(2013) P.O.V. 2.02013
(2013) Earthquake2013
"Boy Oh Boy"
Dominique Young Unique singles chronology
(2013) Pushing2013
(2013) Earthquake2013
"Dance with Me"
(2014) Dance with Me2014
Boy Oh Boy2013

"Earthquake" is a single by British disc jockey DJ Fresh and American counterpart Diplo featuring vocals from Dominique Young Unique. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2013 as the lead single from his fourth studio album. An edited version of the song with extra production and sound effects features in the film Kick-Ass 2, under the name "Motherquake".[2] It contains a sample from the song "Teach Me How to Dougie" by the hip hop group Cali Swag District. "Earthquake" peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart, number three on the UK Dance Chart and topped the UK Indie Chart.

The debut performance of "Earthquake" occurred during DJ Fresh's set at the New York leg of the international Electric Daisy Carnival festival.[3][4] Dominique and DJ Fresh performed "Earthquake" again at Radio 1's Big Weekend, during the latter's headlining set on the "1Xtra Arena/In New Music We Trust Stage". DJ Fresh and Dominique Young Unique performed the track live on 4Music panel show 'McFlurry Music Mix Up' presented by Rickie and Melvin on 19 August 2013.[5]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Earthquake" was first released onto YouTube on 24 July 2013 at a total length of three minutes and twenty seconds. The music video was filmed in New York City.[6] It features DJ Fresh, Diplo and Dominique Young Unique.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Earthquake" (Edit) (Clean) 3:10
2. "Earthquake" (TC Remix) (Explicit) 3:47
3. "Earthquake" (Vato Gonzalez and Jaguar Skills Remix) (Explicit) 4:23
4. "Earthquake" (Delta Heavy Remix) (Explicit) 3:52
5. "Earthquake" (Astronomar Remix) (Explicit) 3:36
6. "Earthquake" (The Golden Boy Remix) (Clean) 5:52
7. "Earthquake" (WestFunk and Steve Smart Club Mix) (Clean) 4:22
"Motherquake" (Kick-Ass 2 version) download[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Motherquake" (DJ Fresh vs. Diplo featuring Dominique Young Unique) (Explicit) 2:08
Remix EP
No. Title Length
1. "Earthquake" (Shy FX Remix) (Explicit) 3:36
2. "Earthquake" (DJ Riot's Zouk Bass Remix) (Explicit) 4:07
3. "Earthquake" (Extended Mix) (Explicit) 4:20
Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat - Ministry of Sound [Explicit] MP3-Album download[8]
No. Title Length
1. "Earthquake" (Extended Edit) (Explicit) 10:08

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 42
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 6
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[11] 3
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[12] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 104

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 18 August 2013[15] Digital download Ministry of Sound