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M.I.A. & Diplo Are Still Bickering Via Subtweet

Diplo and M.I.A.'s feud has been going on for so long that I barely remember a time when they were collaborators, let alone romantic partners. The spats are ongoing, and in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, M.I.A. stated that Diplo was controlling and envious of her success when she signed to Interscope:… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Diplo Is Trying To Phase Out Diplo

In a new Interview article, Diplo spoke with fellow producer Rick Rubin about his career trajectory and the inner workings of Major Lazer, whose new album Peace Is The Mission is out in June. I'm no Diplo fan (ahem), and I'll be the first to say that this Q&A is a great read, touching o… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 23, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Major Lazer – “Powerful” (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley)

Diplo's dancehall production crew Major Lazer have a new album called Peace Is The Mission coming out later in the spring, and they've got a ton of collaborators lined up on it. We've heard "Lean On," with MØ and DJ Snake, and "Night Riders," with 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, and Mad Cobra. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 8:37 am

Diplo And Gucci Mane Are Making An Album Together

Gucci Mane has been in prison since May. He isn't really working on anything besides maybe "not being in prison anymore." But whoever is in charge of Gucci's music has been busy. Since he went away to prison, we've had a steady stream of Gucci releases, presumably made up of music he banked before getting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2015 - 9:20 am

Watch The Series Premiere Of Diplo’s Animated TV Show Major Lazer

Diplo's Major Lazer animated series has been in the works for a long time -- they were obviously fixated on '80s cartoons since the release of their first album back in 2009 -- and it finally premiered on FXX's Animation Domination block on Thursday night. They also debuted a new song, "Night Riders," in celebratio… More »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 9:10 am

Major Lazer – “Night Riders” (Feat. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, & Mad Cobra)

Last night, the new animated series Major Lazer debuted on FX. It's not online yet, but the timing was good, with the new Major Lazer album Peace Is The Mission looming. We've already heard the MØ/DJ Snake collaboration "Lean On," and that thing got a huge reaction when MØ sang it at Coachella this past… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 8:40 am

Watch Madonna Make Her Stand-Up Comedy Debut And Perform “Bitch I’m Madonna” With Diplo On Fallon

Last night Madonna appeared on Jimmy Fallon to perform her new Nicki-Minaj co-signed Rebel Heart single "Bitch I'm Madonna." She was decked out in bling, chains, and thigh-high fishnets for the appearance, and even enlisted Diplo, starting the song backstage in the dressing rooms and then bringing it out to the floor. In the proce… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 10, 2015 - 10:29 am

Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX's new Animation Domination. The show has been public knowledge for a while, but Billboard has some big details. The animated show will be called Major Lazer, centers on a superhero named… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Robert Plant And Diplo Are Collaborating

Hide your daughters! Robert Plant has been an upstanding music-industry figure in recent years, working with Allison Krauss and racking up Grammys. But once upon a time, he was one of rock's most legendarily hedonistic figures. And maybe we'll get some of that version of Plant sometime soon, since the man is apparently working with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 11:44 am

Major Lazer & DJ Snake – “Lean On” (Feat. MØ) Video + Peace Is The Mission Details

Diplo's dancehall/EDM project Major Lazer just announced plans for its third full-length album Peace Is The Mission, which follows 2013's Free The Universe. As is the norm for Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission features a whole mess of collaborators; this time, the roster includes Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 9:09 am

M.I.A. Discusses Rocky Relationship With Diplo, Unpleasantness With Oprah In New Interview

Arular, M.I.A.'s powerful, adventurous debut, turns 10 years old this Sunday. To celebrate the anniversary and that record's enduring legacy, she spoke to Rolling Stone, looking back on the making of the album, the political and cultural climate of 2005, her rocky relationship with now-superstar producer Diplo, and an unpleasant encounter with Oprah. More »

By: Peter Helman / March 20, 2015 - 7:36 pm

QT – “Hey QT (Diplo Remix)”

Diplo has put out his own spin on last summer's epic A. G. Cook/SOPHIE team-up "Hey QT." The famous producer -- who recently put out a new Major Lazer track and a whole collaboration as Jack Ü -- lightens the track up, adds some pinging video game blips, and tacks on a very Diplo-esque dee… More »

By: James Rettig / March 11, 2015 - 8:46 am

Watch The Mini-Documentary Major Lazer Take Kingston

Rolling Stone made a nifty little documentary about the foundation of the dancehall trio Major Lazer, which focuses on Diplo's desire for the group to gain notoriety amongst Jamaican audiences. "We can go out into the rest of the world -- as long as we prove ourselves here," the Floridian-born producer says before performing i… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Major Lazer & DJ Snake – “Lean On” (Feat. MØ)

Major Lazer are back with "Lean On," the production team's first new track of the year and what's supposed to serve as the start for an onslaught of projects in 2015. Featuring vocals from pop up-and-comer MØ -- whose No Mythologies To Follow was severely underrated last year -- the track minimizes Major Lazer's stereotypical… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015 - 8:40 am

Jack Ü Release Surprise Album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Skrillex and Diplo have just released their debut album as Jack Ü. Their new production team-up got their start last year, and made waves with their Kiesza-featuring lead single "Take Ü There," which recently got an awesome remix from Missy Elliott. All day on Thursday, the two of them DJed on a livestream as a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 27, 2015 - 12:05 am

Jack Ü – “Take Ü There (Missy Elliott Remix)” (Feat. Kiesza)

Diplo and Skrillex's team-up Jack Ü already had a decent hit with their Kiesza-featuring "Take Ü There," but, damn, Missy Elliott just made it a million times better. Riding high from a spotlight-stealing Super Bowl appearance, Missy Elliott does the same thing here, laying down a few verses and pushing the song's already present sweet-and-sour… More »

By: James Rettig / February 18, 2015 - 10:03 am

Diplo Under Fire For GIF Theft, Rude Tweets

It's starting to seem like there's a story about Diplo being rude to a female artist every time I open Twitter. There was that whole fiasco with Lorde and Taylor Swift, and now it looks like he's ventured into the realm of content theft. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm

iLoveMakonnen Lines Up Drake, Rihanna, Diplo, Skrillex For Debut LP

iLoveMakonnen is one of the most compelling artists coming out of Atlanta's newest wave of culture-defying hip-hop, and ever since Drake hopped on a remix of his weekday ode "Tuesday" and signed him to OVO, Makonnen's star continues to rise. Proof? "Tuesday" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. And while he didn't… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 10, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Diplo Says Taylor Swift Fans Are The Worst People In The World

In a new GQ interview, Diplo addresses his controversial comments about Taylor Swift's butt, the ones that inspired Lorde to tweet that he has a tiny penis. He starts out by saying that it was just a joke that got blown out of proportion because Swift is such a prominent figure in the media landscape:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2015 - 11:15 am

Watch M.I.A. Goof Off In “The Only Fresh Exciting Bit” Of Diplo Doc F1ORIDA

It's hard to believe these days, but Diplo and M.I.A., who now seem to sit on opposite ends of the pop-cultural spectrum, were a couple for a long time. Diplo's surprisingly meditative solo debut LP Florida turns 10 this year, and a new reissue comes with F1ORIDA, a 20-minute documentary about Diplo's early career that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2015 - 10:19 am
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