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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, 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

Beyoncé – “7/11 (Skrillex & Diplo’s Jack Ü Remix)”

Skrillex and Diplo have shared a remix of Beyoncé’s “7/11″ that they made under their Jack Ü moniker. The original song arrived on the scene ready for the club, but the production duo have turned the Beyoncé bonus track into something that could conceivably fill their massive festival sets. You can listen to it below. More »

By: James Rettig / December 26, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart

Madonna responded to the massive leak of her unfinished demos by announcing a new album, Rebel Heart, and sharing six new tracks, which are all available to download and stream now. “I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living For Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring,”… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I published my list of the 40 best music videos of 2014. It’s always a bit dangerous to publish a year-end list before the year is actually over, especially in this new surprise-release universe where we now live. But it sure looks like the music-video universe has slowed down for the holiday season,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Watch Lorde, Disclosure, Alt-J, Skrillex, & More In A Very Austalian Year-End Sketch For Triple J

The Australian radio station Triple J is about to launch its year-end Hottest 100 countdown. And to build up anticipation (or whatever), it put together a comedy sketch that stars as many musicians as possible. It’s pretty obvious that none of these people in were in the same room at the same time, but it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2014 - 9:10 am

Skrillex – “Dirty Vibe” Video (Feat. Diplo, G-Dragon & CL)

Before Diplo and Skrillex got together to form their new duo Jack Ü, they collaborated on “Dirty Vibe,” a track from Skrillex’s 2014 album Recess. The song also features the K-Pop stars G-Dragon (of BigBang) and CL (of 2NE1), two people who have way more batshit charisma than just about anyone in Western pop music. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Diplo, Ed Droste, & Rostam – “Long Way Home”

Diplo just tweeted a link to “Long Way Home,” a new collaboration with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij built around Diplo and DJ Dahi’s beat from Ty Dolla $ign’s “Stand For.” It’s an unexpected and monumental rock-star collab, and you can hear it below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Major Lazer – “Sound Bang” (Feat. Machel Montano) Video

Machel Montano is the biggest star in soca, the Trinidadian genre that’s like Jamaican dancehall played at double speed, with goofier hooks. If you ever get a chance to see him live, you should absolutely take it; his show is nuts. It’s slick Vegas entertainment as high-speed endurance-test, and it involves so much sweat. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Stream Mad Decent’s A Very Very Decent Christmas Mixtape

Diplo’s record label Mad Decent has shared a Christmas-themed mixtape called A Very Very Decent Christmas featuring versions of holiday songs remixed and reworked by their roster of artists. This is their second Christmas mixtape after last year’s A Very Decent Christmas. Diplo teams up with Alvaro and Kstylis for an aggressive “Bethlehem Edition” of… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Jack Ü – “Take Ü There” (Feat. Kiesza) Video

Diplo and Skrillex recently hooked up to form a duo called Jack Ü, roping in the rising pop-house star Kiesza to sing on their big, bright, bouncy debut single “Take Ü There.” Their new “Take Ü There” video is really more like two videos in one: The straightforward people-rocking-crowds-on-tour video and the half-animated frantic-mugging video. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2014 - 8:55 am

Diplo Made A Song With Madonna, Nicki Minaj, & Sophie

Last week, I was talking with my friends and bet that we’d see the PC Music aesthetic start to drip over into Top 40 music by the end of next year. Looks like it may happen even earlier than that. In a new interview with inthemix, Diplo revealed that he worked on a track for… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014 - 6:15 pm
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