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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 »

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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…
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…
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 12:05 am
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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…
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…
Caitlin White | February 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | February 10, 2015 - 5:31 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2015 - 11:15 am
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