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Lorde Tells Diplo To Do Something About His Tiny Penis

Diplo spent yesterday by making a running Twitter joke out of Taylor Swift's perceived lack of a booty. First, he said that someone should launch a Kickstarter campaign to get Swift a booty, and then he tweeted the actual crowdfunding campaign that someone started. He made a bunch of jokes about it. And now Lorde,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014

Secret Mockingjay Soundtrack Song Revealed: Ariana Grande x Lorde x Diplo

Last week when the tracklist for the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack was announced, one song was left off: the mysteriously unlabeled "Track 5." (Lorde tweeted that it wasn't meant to be a mystery and that it just hadn't been finished yet.) As MTV points out, in a livestream with her fa… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2014

Zola Jesus – “Go (Blank Sea) (Diplo Remix)”

You know Zola Jesus is really serious about this whole shooting-for-pop-stardom thing when she gets herself a Diplo remix. Diplo has just reworked "Go (Blank Sea)," the second single from Zola Jesus' new Taiga album, and he's added jittery footwork-style drums and squelchy festival-rave synths to her swooping operatics. The bassline probably quotes Ginuwine'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014

Watch The Trailer For 808, Drum Machine Doc Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Damon Albarn, Questlove, Phil Collins, New Order, Rick Rubin, & More

More than 30 years ago, Afrika Bambaataa's Arthur Baker-produced "Planet Rock" changed the music industry forever, thanks in part to its use of the revolutionary 808 drum machine. The 808 created a beat no one had ever experienced before, and eventually gave birth to genres such as EDM, synthpop, dubstep, and countless others. Now, Atlantic… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 15, 2014

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

Jack U is the superstar DJ duo of Diplo and Skrillex, and for a while, they've been threatening to unleash some gigantic recordings on the world. Chief among those is "Take Ü There," a collaboration with the rising house-pop star Kiesza. Diplo has played the track during a few DJ sets, and we've postedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014

U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band's new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014

Hear Diplo Debut Jack U’s Kiesza Collaboration “Take U There” At Mad Decent Block Party

Jack U is the EDM wonder-twins super-team of Diplo and Skrillex. Though they've been recording together lately, their music only seems to exist in the form of tracks that Diplo plays during festival DJ sets. One of those tracks is "Take U There," a collaboration with Kiesza, the singer behind the monster house-pop anthem… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande's sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children's TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is -- a compendium of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014

Uber Spokesman Diplo Preps Collabs With Lorde, Cat Power, Madonna, Chris Brown

In a cover story for Billboard, reigning pop king Diplo shared a wealth of information about upcoming collaborations, his "perpetual motion machine" lifestyle, and his sponsorship deal with Uber. Here are the goods: In 2015, he's putting out a new Major Lazer album and launching a Major Lazer cartoon on Fox about a "Rasta… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 22, 2014

Forbes‘ Highest Paid DJs 2014 Is Pretty Similar To 2013

Last summer Forbes released a list of the world's highest-paid DJs topped off by Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and David Guetta. This year's list is out, and guess what? It's topped by Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and (in a third-place tie with Avicii) Tiesto. Harris is pulling in $66 million, more than double his closest… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 19, 2014

Diplo Defends Kandi Ban Following Mad Decent Block Party Deaths

Earlier this month, two of the kids who had gone to the Maryland date of Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party festival died of drug-related issues, and many more were hospitalized. As a result, festival organizers have tightened up the rules for the remaining dates, and one of the things that has been banned i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014

Hear A New Song From Diplo & Skrillex’s Jack U

Diplo and Skrillex are both at the top of their respective games -- the former has the pop music world on lock and the latter is the reigning EDM king -- so it's interesting to see what they come up with when they work together. As Pitchfork points out, BBC Radio 1 broadcasted a… More »

By: James Rettig / August 10, 2014

Watch Diplo Show Off His Madonna Dubplate

Diplo has lately been putting in some studio work with Madonna, which is a pretty cool thing to have on your resume. During one of those sessions, he apparently convinced her to record a new version of "La Isla Bonita," the 1987 hit that's right up there with "Open Your Heart" and "Burning Up"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2014

Lorde – “Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andre Agassi Remix)”

Lorde's "Tennis Court" already had a bass-heavy weight to it, and now Diplo has only added more in his "Andre Agassi Remix," named for the all-time great tennis player and released with a photo of Agassi as artwork. Whether Diplo is implying it is he or Lorde who is on an Agassi-level in music isn't… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014

The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of

You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry for nearly two decades. She scored a UK hit with the exceptionally late-'90s-sounding 2000 trip-hop single "Taken For Granted," but the Sneaker-Pimps-meets-Spice-Girls approach didn't fly in the US. Thank… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 3, 2014

Diplo, Steve Aoki, & Deorro – “Freak” (Feat. Steve Bays) Video (NSFW)

Next month, Diplo will release a new compilation of recent tracks called Random White Dude Be Everywhere. One of those tracks is "Freak," a full-on EDM pounder that unites Diplo with a few guys who are, like him, very much of the Ultra Music Festival scene, Steve Aoki and Deorro, as well as Hot Hot… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014

Listen To Twin Shadow’s Mix For Diplo’s Radio Show

The latest notable musician to contribute a mix to Diplo's BBC Radio 1 series Diplo & Friends are Zeds Dead and Twin Shadow. The bass music production duo recently teamed with George Lewis, Jr. on a track called "Lost You"; now both artists have submitted hour-long mixes to Diplo's show. Stream the full episode… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 2, 2014

Riff Raff – “Kokayne” (Prod. Diplo)

By all accounts, Riff Raff really does plan to release Neon Icon, his forever-in-the-works official debut, next month. First single "How To Be The Man" united Riff with radio-rap man-of-the-moment DJ Mustard but somehow didn't turn him into the next Tyga. Maybe he'll have better luck with the new single "Kokayne," produced by Riff'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014

Questlove Producing Live Collaboration Show On VH1, Hosted By Diplo

Questlove is one of many reasons for the success of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, and this summer the Roots co-leader will expand his TV profile with a new VH1 series. As Executive Producer of SoundClash, each week he'll bring three artists together in a unique collaborative performance. Per AP, "the concept behind the serie… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 9, 2014

The Week In Pop: John Legend Reaches Peak Normalcy

Is he really a legend or isn't he? There's no doubt John Legend is a music industry power-player, the kind of safe yet pliable talent who moves in many circles, who appeals to many demographics, who's such a lock to appear at the Grammys every year that he inspired this genius tweet from our ow… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014
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