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Insomniac releases Metronome #138 featuring Rickyxsan

Insomniac has released episode 138 of of their Metronome series. The series features “mixes from some of today’s fastest-rising electronic stars, as well as championed legends,” reads a statement from Insomniac. “It takes listeners deep across a wide range of genres, movements, cultures, producers, artists and sounds that make up the diverse world of electronic […]

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First Listen: Benzi delivers stacked 13th installment of his ‘Girl Trapz’ series

Benzi heard the peoples’ cry, and so he delivered.Los Angeles’ Benzi is, by all accounts, the peoples’ DJ. The BBC Radio 1 mainstay is legendary in DJ circles for creating some of the most head-turning and sought-after edits, mashups, and bootlegs out there. He graces fans with almost unlimited circulation of his endless catalog of personal crate gems, […]

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Diplo graces L’Uomo Vogue with his good looks

Diplo has struck a pose.The luminary has let his hair down for L’Uomo Vogue, a male focused offshoot of the American fashion & lifestyle magazine.A cornerstone publication of men’s fashion and style, L’Uomo Vogue sees Diplo outfitted in the clean lines of Prada’s spring/summer 2018 line, compiling a gallery of seven photographs of Diplo modeling […]

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Diplo initially hated James Van Der Beek’s portrayal of himself

Whether viewers are Viceland or dance music fans, the network’s comedy “What Would Diplo Do?” certainly made waves in the media for its over the top humor and parody of the dance music scene. James Van Der Beek was cast to portray Diplo, and did a great job at making it seem like the producer didn’t […]

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Oshi samples M.I.A. on new trap beat ‘Swagger’ [STREAM]

Touted as one of dance music’s brightest up-and-comers, Oshi is already a force to be reckoned with, and many would contend that he hasn’t even really reached his full breakthrough moment yet. The young UK-bred beat maker displays a wealth of potential with a steady schedule of releases and he’s already caught the attention, and support, […]

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Diplo’s got a Kanye West story and it’s pretty epic

Diplo recently shared his best Kanye West story in a new TBS Storyville special. The clip offers a look into West’s Watch The Throne sessions where Ye and Jay-Z reportedly rented out the Mercer Hotel out in New York.“Because that’s what you do when you’re Kanye West,” the producer proclaimed.Despite knowing Ye for near 20 years, in the clip, Diplo recalls […]

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Skrillex has a writing credit on Diplo’s MØ feature, ‘Get It Right’

While Diplo and Skrillex’s alias Jack Ü remains on an indefinite pause, that doesn’t mean that the two haven’t been collaborating behind the scenes. The ASCAP registration for Diplo’s recent MØ feature, “Get It Right,” credits Sonny Moore (Skrillex) as one of the song’s writers. The The ASCAP file doesn’t exactly signal the impending return of Jack Ü, […]

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Diplo, Lil B, Post Malone and more mourn the loss of Lil Peep, dead at 21

Rising emo rapper Lil Peep has passed away at the age of 21. Born Gustav Åhr in 1996 on Long Island, New York, Lil Peep eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue his hip-hop music career, joining up with independent rap collectives Schemaposse and Gothboiclique. His catalyzing lyrics addressed drug addiction and mental illness, with recent releases, “White Wine” and “Girls,” garnering […]

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Diplo serves up new song with MØ, offers first look at Cuba documentary

Diplo is gearing up to premiere an exclusive documentary on Apple Music come November 17.Give Me Future was filmed in the spring of 2016, when the global music phenomena Major Lazer performed a free concert in Havana, Cuba. Unexpectedly, the audience included almost half a million people.But Give Me Future will serve as much more than a simple concert documentary, as it evolves into a […]

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Stream EDC Orlando 2017 sets from Marshmello, KSHMR, NGHTMRE, A-Trak b2b Diplo & more

80,000 fans descended upon EDC Orlando this past weekend to take in one last festival before the end of the 2017 season. From Marshmello closing out Friday night to A-Trak doing a b2b set with Diplo, EDC’s lineup had no shortage of heavy-hitters and exciting acts.Greek Goddess Gaia of Mother Earth was the fixture of the elaborate mainstage and was complemented by waterfalls, flames, and […]

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Diplo & Party Favor team up for bass-heavy rework of Yo Gotti’s ‘Rake It Up’

Yo Gotti’s massive club hit “Rake It Up,” featuring catchy bars from Nicki Minaj, gets an explosive remix from none-other than Diplo and Party Favor, both of whom are running the show for Wesley Pentz’ own Mad Decent label.Diplo has a habit of remixing popular hip-hop tracks, and his decision to pull in Party Favor, who […]

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Illenium makes hotly anticipated Diplo and Friends debut

Diplo‘s prestigious BBC Radio 1 Xtra radio show, Diplo and Friends, has been graced by a number of prestigious DJs over the years, including mixes by Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Avicii, and RL Grime, to name a few.The latest addition to this celebrated group of producers is popular future bass maestro Illenium, fresh off the release and subsequent success […]

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Listen: Diplo takes over BBC Radio 1

Mad Decent boss Diplo returned to his BBC Radio 1 slot over the weekend of October 13 with a heavy mix of hip-hop heaters.Although he recently called DJ culture “cheesy,” Diplo’s mix leaves no doubts as to his skills behind the decks.In his near two-hour segment, Diplo splices in some seriously hot tracks from the likes of DJ […]

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Listen: Diplo takes over BBC Radio 1

Mad Decent boss Diplo returned to his BBC Radio 1 slot over the weekend of October 13 with a heavy mix of hip-hop heaters.Although he recently called DJ culture “cheesy,” Diplo’s mix leaves no doubts as to his skills behind the decks.In his near two-hour segment, Diplo splices in some seriously hot tracks from the likes of DJ […]

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Major Lazer host benefit concert for hurricane-stricken Caribbean people

In wake of the wave of hurricanes that have struck the Caribbean islands, dance music supergroup Major Lazer decided to throw a benefit concert in Miami to raise funds for those affected by the natural disasters.On Oct. 16, the Caribbean-influenced trio composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire hosted a massive concert called Relief is […]

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Major Lazer host benefit concert for hurricane-stricken Caribbean people

In wake of the wave of hurricanes that have struck the Caribbean islands, dance music supergroup Major Lazer decided to throw a benefit concert in Miami to raise funds for those affected by the natural disasters.On Oct. 16, the Caribbean-influenced trio composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire hosted a massive concert called Relief is […]

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Calvin Harris donates proceeds from Omnia show to Las Vegas Victims fund

In this wake of the Las Vegas shooting — officially the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — the electronic dance community has come together to support victims, their families, and the city itself. Calvin Harris is the latest producer to join a growing list of high profile artists donating in the wake of the tragedy. Harris announced that he would […]

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Donald Trump goes EDM in new parody Twitter account

Donald Trump isn’t afraid to throw shade on Twitter, as the 45th POTUS has defined his campaign and administration via outbursts and belligerence on the site. Politics aside, Donald Trump’s bold tweets have inspired a parody account that has become popular in the dance music community for it’s satirical digs at DJs and producers.Some of the […]

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Diplo and Valentino Khan star in Google Home Max promo video

Google has created a new product called the Google Home Max and has brought Diplo and Valentino Khan on board to promote the launch. The Home Max supports a variety of streaming services, including Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play. Unlike the Google Home Mini, which aims to compete against Amazon’s Echo Dot, the Home […]

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Diplo pledges $100,000 to Las Vegas shooting victims’ fund, calls on fellow DJs to follow suit

Diplo seems to have started somewhat of a philanthropic “Revolution” among dance music producers.The Major Lazer teammate announced his $100,000 donation to victims of the Las Vegas shooting early morning October 7 via Twitter. “My deepest sympathies are with the victims…and their families,” Diplo stated. “It’s my hope that these events will start a long awaited and […]

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