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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Elizabeth Abrams has been working with writers and producers since she was a young teenager and, with over a decade of studio time put in, the industry must seem like just another facet of life, as natural as brushing your teeth or taking your dog for a walk. But it wasn’t until early 2013 that… More »

If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

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Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now (Rustie Remix)” (Feat. Justin Bieber)

A few months ago, Jack Ü, the international-DJ-superstar duo of Diplo and Skrillex, released their surprise debut album Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. A…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2015 - 9:41 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list is occasionally featured on the Earwolf podcast Who Charted?, and in last week's "Two Charted" segment, the…
Stereogum | May 29, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Diplo x CL x Riff Raff x OG Maco – “Doctor Pepper”

K-pop has always lingered outside the periphery of mainstream American pop, a purely international affliction that never made its way over the Pacific outside of…
James Rettig | May 22, 2015 - 11:50 am

Watch Win Butler And Diplo Play Pickup Basketball At Hangout Festival

Hangout Fest went down this past weekend, and if you didn't have the distinct privilege of attending, then you could have taken up some more…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 18, 2015 - 11:15 am

The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much

Last year, during this column's infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money” (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)”

Diplo may be firmly ensconced in the big-money EDM universe these days, but he still knows how to craft a remix that pushes a song…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2015 - 9:57 am

Stromae – “Ave Cesaria (Major Lazer Remix)”

You may or may not be familiar with the Belgian singer Stromae, but that guy is on top of the world right now. He's a…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 11:15 am

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.
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…
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…
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 i…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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 upo…
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 i…
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,…
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…
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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 4, 2015 - 2:38 pm
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