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Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye’s supply kicking in. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — year-end list season — and the festivities continue today with the Week In Pop’s second annual rundown of the finest pop singles of the past 12 months. … More »

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No Surprises Among Forbes’ Highest Paid DJs 2015

Forbes released its list of the world's highest-paid DJs this morning, and it looks mightily similar to the ones from the last two years. As…
James Rettig | August 24, 2015 - 4:27 pm
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Diplo – “Be Right There” (Feat. Sleepy Tom) + “Set Me Free” (Feat. LIZ) Video

Diplo has dropped two new tracks on us just in time for the weekend party rush. One's a collaboration with Canadian producer Sleepy Tom and…
James Rettig | August 21, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Q&A: LIZ On “When I Rule The World” And Her Plans For The Future

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,…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 10:07 am
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Watch Diplo & Skrillex Talk Arcade Fire Collab On Charlie Rose

Late-night PBS is probably the least turnt-up not-an-actual-place place in the entire universe. And yet last night, Charlie Rose, the long-running PBS talk-show host, welcomed…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Diplo x CL x Riff Raff x OG Maco – “Doctor Pepper” Video

For the giddy banger "Doctor Pepper," Diplo assembled a truly absurd team of talents -- Korean pop superstar and 2NE1 leader CL, Atlanta rap wildman…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 9:24 am
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The Week In Pop: A New Dad Weighs In On Macklemore’s New-Dad Song

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,…
Chris DeVille | August 6, 2015 - 3:45 pm
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Diplo Teases Collabs With Ezra Koenig, The Band Perry

Diplo is a big enough name at this point that he can pretty much work with whoever he wants, and he's currently on a high…
James Rettig | July 14, 2015 - 5:41 pm
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Skrillex And Diplo Just Hit The Studio With Arcade Fire

Skrillex's Full Flex Express Tour makes eight stops in Canada this month, and in advance of tonight's show in Montreal, Sonny Moore and Wes Pentz…
Scott Lapatine | July 10, 2015 - 9:19 pm
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The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album

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…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2015 - 3:50 pm
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Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now” (Feat. Justin Bieber) Video

Earlier this year, EDM superstars Diplo and Skrillex teamed up as Jack Ü and released their surprise debut Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. The…
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 7:44 pm
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Watch Major Lazer & MØ Do “Lean On” On Fallon

I'm going to miss the days when Major Lazer's live show was just Diplo playing records and Skerrit Bwoy leaping off ladders while daggering. But…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2015 - 9:11 am
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Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: "Bitch I'm Madonna." This is one of…
Caitlin White | June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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