1. See Diplo's List of 12 Albums That Inspired Him Most

    January 18, 2017 11:48 AM EST 0 0 5 You're not the only one who posted about the 10 albums that most influences your formative years. That Facebook status meme going around has reached some of the inspirers themselves, notably Diplo who took to the social media site to share not ...

  2. Who's the Biggest Pop Star Right Now Without a No. 1 Hit?

    January 17, 2017 12:09 PM EST 0 0 0 With Ed Sheeran's ascent to No. 1 this week with "Shape of You," who's left that's never hit the top spot? The returns are in: Ed Sheeran has 2017's first debut atop the Billboard Hot 100, with his new single "Shap ...

  3. Major Lazer Partners With Bacardi on 'Sound of Rum' Initiative

    January 13, 2017 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 What is the “Sound of Rum?” Well, it's got to be party music. It's got to be infused with the spirit of the Caribbean, and it's probably a blur of a few things, because after you drink a lot of rum, things tend to get blurry. Hey! Tha ...

  4. Diplo and Autoerotique Get Up-Close-and-Personal With Hoop Girls in 'Waist Time:' Watch

    January 13, 2017 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 If you're going to make video for a song that's all “girl work your waist line to the bassline,” it makes sense to strap a GoPro to a hula hoop and turn that footage into a video. That's what Diplo and Autoerotique did for their colla ...

  5. Wynn Nightlife Announces 2017 Las Vegas Resident DJs

    January 06, 2017 9:34 AM EST 0 0 0 Days after Wynn Nightlife announced an exclusive three-year residency with The Chainsmokers at its XS and Encore Beach Club properties, the entertainment company unveils its full list of Las Vegas residents for the 2017 calendar year. Coming back to ...

  6. James Van Der Beek Will Play Diplo in Viceland's First Scripted Show

    January 04, 2017 3:38 PM EST 0 0 2 Ever wonder who would play you in a biographical series about your life? Diplo doesn't have to wonder anymore, because James Van Der Beek is all set to play him in a scripted television show. It will be the first series of its kind on Viceland, ...

  7. Listen to These 2016 Year-End Mixes From Diplo, Spinnin Records, Armin Van Buuren, and More

    December 29, 2016 2:34 PM EST 0 0 5 Take it from someone who has to work on end-of-year lists, it's hard to remember all the songs you loved in a 12-month time. It's easy to let favorites slip away. Sometimes time blends into itself and you don't remember where the year ...

  8. Watch Diplo Bust A Mean Freestyle in His Old Apartment in 2007

    December 29, 2016 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Diplo is one of the biggest superstar producer's in the game, and he has been known to bust a rhyme or two, but back in 2007, he was mostly some random dude making beats with M.I.A. who enjoyed rockin' a weak freestyle now and again with h ...

  9. Flosstradamus' 10 Best Songs

    December 23, 2016 5:58 AM EST 0 0 3 Chicago and the HDYNation shed a tear earlier this week at the news that Josh Young, aka J2K, was taking leave of his longtime partner Curt Cameruci in Flosstradamus . Together, the pair changed the face of dance and hip-hop. Floss' mix of sout ...

  10. SiriusXM Announces New Year's Eve Performance Lineup, New Channel

    December 22, 2016 12:17 PM EST 0 0 0 SiriusXM is pulling out all the stops for New Years Eve this year announcing live performances, special broadcasts and even a temporary channel. On New Year’s Eve, genre-specific stations will be airing live and captured performances such as Maroon ...

  11. The Fat Jew Announces IRL Tour 2017 With Major Behavior, Dillon Francis & More: Exclusive

    December 13, 2016 5:34 PM EST 0 0 2 We told you back in September all about The Fat Jew and his Major Lazer tribute band, Major Behavior. He teamed up with NYC-based DJ Maachew Bentley to rock the house with Major Lazer inspired tunes, so basically moombahton, reggae, Miami bass, danc ...

  12. The Chainsmokers & Flume Represent for Dance Music at 2017 Grammys, DJ Snake Snubbed Once Again

    December 06, 2016 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards are here, and electronic music has a few heroes to celebrate -- though not everyone who had a big year got the big nod. Flume and The Chainsmokers lead the electronic/dance pack. The Australian king ...

  13. Bad Royale & Major Lazer Team With Dubset to Release 'My Number:' Listen

    December 05, 2016 4:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Bad Royale has waited its whole career for a moment to work with Major Lazer , so when the Caribbean bass foursome recently nabbed the opportunity to produce in tandem with Diplo and his crew, they knew they had to make it as big as possible. " ...

  14. The 20 Best Skrillex Songs

    November 30, 2016 9:55 PM EST 0 0 0 If you're a dance music fan in any sense of the word, you've got an opinion about Skrillex . Whatever genre you fancy, whatever festivals you frequent, Skrillex has appeared and will continue to appear somewhere in your cultural periphery. ...

  15. Life in Color Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Diplo, Carnage, Marshmello & More

    November 22, 2016 1:34 PM EST 0 0 0 The “World's Largest Paint Party” has come a long way from Tallahassee nightclubs. Life in Color has expanded across the country and the globe to bring its water-based rainbow explosions as far as Brazil and the United Kingdom, but it always sa ...

  16. The 10 Best Marshmello Songs

    November 14, 2016 5:42 PM EST 0 0 7 One of the hottest names on the scene can be found in your local grocer's snack-time aisle. Marshmello is the dude stuck on everyone's lips, and he doesn't need no stinkin' hot chocolate or graham crackers to make his music worth ...

  17. Dance Music Artists React to President-Elect Donald Trump's Victory

    November 09, 2016 11:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Half of the country begrudges a morning where Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States of America. In particular, the electronic music community was very engaged against the Trump candidacy, and just as the disheartened ha ...

  18. DJs Drop the Vote: Diplo, Dillon Francis, Bassnectar & More Head to Polls

    November 08, 2016 6:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Whatever tonight's outcome, the 2016 US presidential election will be one of the nation's most historic. We will walk away from today with either our first woman President, or our oldest President (and first with neither previous political ...

  19. Insomniac's Countdown NYE 2016 Announces Stacked 40-Plus Artist Lineup

    November 08, 2016 5:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Holy lineup, Batman. Insomniac must have one giant red carpet stored in its closets, because the level of A-listers set to play the brand's third-annual Countdown for New Year's Eve 2016 is pretty damn stacked. Top 50 Feel Good Dance Songs ...

  20. Diplo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Go on Animated Adventures in 'Hey Baby' Music Video: Watch

    November 03, 2016 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 2 Have you ever gone to see a movie that was good enough to make you wish you were in it? Welcome to the visual world of the groovy tune “Hey Baby,” the collaboration between Diplo , Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike  featuring Deb's Daughter. [readm ...

  21. Dillon Francis as Pancakes, Zedd as Half of Daft Punk, and Other DJs' Halloween Costumes

    October 31, 2016 2:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 You might be dressing up as your favorite DJ for Halloween, but what is your favorite DJ going as? Some are clever. Some are spooky. Some are delicious. If you're still looking for a costume of your own, take a page out of their book. Happy Hal ...

  22. Diplo Says New Major Lazer Music to Come in January 2017

    October 31, 2016 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Major Lazer 's fourth album Music is the Weapon may be slated for release in January 2017. When asked about music teased in the producer's Snapchat, Diplo responded to a fan via Twitter that new Major Lazer music was coming at the start of ...

  23. 10 Best Pop Hooks in Dance Music: Critic's Picks

    October 19, 2016 7:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 These days, dance music and pop are practically inseparable. Unless you're making noise trance or subterraneous house, one producer's ability to cross over to terrestrial radio has never been stronger. More often than not, superstar DJs te ...

  24. DJs React to Donald Trump: Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Zedd & More

    October 14, 2016 4:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Presidential nominee, business personality, and reality television star Donald Trump does not have a lot of fans in dance music. A quick perusal of Twitter begets a lot of anti-Trump sentiments. The yellow-quaffed 70-year-old has been called sexist, ...

  25. Montreal Artist Snails Is Saving Bass Music, One Vomitstep at a Time

    October 12, 2016 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the spring of 2014, I pressed play on OWSLA's Soundcloud and stumbled upon sound design that left me speechless. The song was called "Wild" and one of the culprits behind the " twisted trap monstrosity " was Snails, a ris ...

  26. Zeds Dead & Diplo's New 'Blame' Video Channels Saturday Morning Cartoons: Watch

    September 21, 2016 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 If your dad is anything like my dad, he was raised on The Mighty Thor , Speed Racer , and so much Batman . Saturday morning cartoons had a serious hay-day in the '60s, and the '80s was a rather wondrous time for those cereal-sponsored seri ...

  27. Spotify Targeting Millennials With Election Video Series on Student Debt, Guns and Other Hot Buttons

    September 13, 2016 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first episode of "Clarify" will feature Diplo. "Everyone I know has debt." Spotify and the millennial-aimed web publisher  Mic have launched Clarify , a new election season video series aimed at reaching young people, with th ...

  28. Watch Skrillex, Diplo, Rusko & More Play Burning Man 2016

    September 07, 2016 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another world was created, another world burned on The Playa. Burning Man 2016 was one for the books. The Black Rock Desert in Nevada swarmed with tens of thousands of artists, hippies, partiers, craftsmen, adventurers, and freaks of all kinds. Many ...

  29. Skrillex, RL Grime and Metro Boomin Front Alexander Wang's Fall Campaign

    September 06, 2016 8:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York-based fashion designer Alexander Wang taps Skrillex , RL Grime , and Metro Boomin to help front his Fall 2016 campaign. The trio join 20 other public figures including A$AP Ferg , Zoë Kravitz , and Big Sean which was released on the #WangSq ...

  30. Diplo Stands Up to Accusations of Cultural Appropriation -- Again

    September 02, 2016 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 How many times has Diplo had to comment on accusations of cultural appropriation? Though the superstar producer has spent his career working alongside musicians, singers, songwriters, rappers, and producers from a variety of genres and cultural back ...

  31. Skrillex Hints at 'Long' Jack U Festival Hiatus in Deleted Tweet

    August 29, 2016 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 5 Skrillex celebrated the final stop of his tour with Diplo by tweeting yesterday (Aug. 28) that it would be “a long, long time” before Jack U graced a festival lineup again. The tweet, since deleted, read as follows: “ Just did out (sic) Last jack Ü ...

  32. Hear Diplo's Remix of M.I.A.'s 'Bird Song'

    August 18, 2016 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The dream team is back, and it is fuego. M.I.A.  took to Twitter to cry foul  when Interscope wouldn't clear Diplo 's remix of the Blaqstarr-produced “Bird Song” for release, and her gambit appears to have paid off.  M.I.A. Tweets Intersco ...

  33. Who Are 2016's Highest-Paid DJs?

    August 16, 2016 4:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's cool to be Michael Phelps and all, but Calvin Harris is one of the coolest defending champs around. He's been taking more gold home than any other DJ in the world for four years running. He tops Forbes' list of highest-paid dance ...

  34. M.I.A. Tweets Interscope 'Won't Clear' Diplo Collab 'Bird Song'

    August 15, 2016 11:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 More trouble for M.I.A. and her label. She threatened to leak her LP back in July as a means of protest in the name of suffering refugees. Now, she's coming for Interscope on Twitter, asking her label to “sort it out” with collaborator Diplo so ...

  35. Ariana Grande & Diplo Tease Collaboration on Snapchat

    August 12, 2016 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diplo and Ariana Grande are hanging out in studios Snapchatting astronaut helmets on each other, or at the very least, trying to. If they're Snapping together, they are probably working on a track together. They did it before on Major Lazer ...

  36. M.I.A. and Diplo Got Back Together in the Studio

    August 01, 2016 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie beat freaks all over the world know very well the connection between M.I.A. and Diplo . They were basically the coolest couple of all time in 2007. Their romance resulted in sweet, sweet jungle beats all over the singer/rapper's sophomore ...

  37. Diplo Compares a Donald Trump Presidency to 'The Purge' Movies

    July 28, 2016 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diplo has been feeling quite political lately. After expressing his support for Bernie Sanders, he's been holding things down at the Democratic National Convention in his surrogate hometown of Philadelphia and tweeting the facts as he sees them ...

  38. Mad Decent Beach Party 2016 Announces Lineup: Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Alison Wonderland & More

    July 28, 2016 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cruises are okay, but they don't leave a lot of time for tropical exploration, and let's be honest, the food court isn't as great as its pumped up to be. Mad Decent is cutting out the middle man and returning to paradise for a four-da ...

  39. DJs React to Hillary Clinton Being Nominated for President at DNC

    July 27, 2016 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 The presidential primaries are over, and now, the nation turns to face the reality of our strange, history-making general election.  The DJ world is as divided as the rest of us, and at times, just as hard to gauge. Here's what some of your fav ...

  40. Diplo Confirms Usher, Sam Hunt, Travis Scott & More to Appear on Major Lazer Album in 2017

    July 26, 2016 1:14 PM EDT Diplo got on the phone with Zane Lowe recently and basically asserted his complete musical dominance. In a few short minutes, he let the world know he is in fact working with a sizable portion of the biggest musical movers and shakers, many of who ...

  41. Justin Bieber Joining Forces With Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco & MØ on Major Lazer's 'Cold Water'

    July 05, 2016 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new song is expected to premiere on Beats 1 later this month. Back in May, Diplo confirmed a Major Lazer  and Justin Bieber collab featuring MØ on Twitter  and Beats 1 . Now rapper and producer Benny Blanco and  Ed Sheeran  are joining the chart ...

  42. Diplo, deadmau5 Criticize EDC Las Vegas; Insomniac's Pasquale Rotella Responds

    June 21, 2016 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the mainstream dance music world converged on EDC Las Vegas this weekend, a few of the genre’s biggest stars – famous for their Twitter fingers – threw potshots at the festival on social media. EDC Las Vegas 2016 Highlights: Exclusive Photos Dipl ...

  43. 12 Top Diplo Songs You Didn't Know He Produced

    June 09, 2016 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the last 18 months, Diplo 's song production has been ubiquitous at pop's highest levels -- see hits like Jack Ü's "Where Are Ü Now" (which peaked at No. 8 on the Hot 100), Major Lazer 's "Lean On" (No. 4), ...

  44. Diplo & Gwen Stefani Kick Off Samsung 837 Summer Concert Series: Exclusive

    June 02, 2016 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Samsung's new flagship location in Manhattan, dubbed Samsung 837, has only been open for slightly more than three months , and the company just announced its first-ever concert series called Live @ 837 at the new location, kicking off with a pe ...

  45. Major Lazer Taps Justin Bieber and MØ For New Single 'Cold Water,' Diplo Says

    May 30, 2016 8:15 PM EDT Diplo has announced that past collaborators Justin Bieber and Danish singer MØ will appear on Major Lazer ’s upcoming single “Cold Water.” Diplo Says Major Lazer and Justin Bieber Collaboration is 'Happening' The DJ/producer delivered t ...

  46. Skrillex on Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Lawsuit: 'Sorry But We Didn't Steal This'

    May 27, 2016 7:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Skrillex says he and Justin Bieber didn't sample or steal from indie artist White Hinterland on the pop star's hit "Sorry," as was reportedly alleged in a recent lawsuit, and looked to prove it on Friday (May 27) by showing his T ...

  47. How Beyonce Went to Bat for Indie Musicians on 'Lemonade'

    May 07, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Our eyes and ears have had about two weeks now to take in Beyonce ’s hefty  Lemonade . After the equally epic album and film, even the credits -- at 3,105 words long -- seem like an opus unto themselves. And that’s no jab at Beyonce. Songwriting tra ...

  48. Bassnectar Talks Endorsement for Bernie Sanders

    May 04, 2016 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bassnectar  voiced favorable opinions towards Bernie Sanders almost a year ago in a fan Q&A on his website, but now he's made his endorsement for the presidential hopeful official. The California producer/DJ -- real name Lorin Ashton -- rev ...

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