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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 - 3:30 pm

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 superhero,"… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 22, 2014 - 2:19 pm

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 competition. More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 19, 2014 - 4:38 pm

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 is Kandi,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm

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 set… More »

By: James Rettig / August 10, 2014 - 6:51 pm

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" and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2014 - 2:41 pm

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 - 2:10 pm

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. Thanks i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 3, 2014 - 3:16 pm

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 - 3:18 pm

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 here,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 2, 2014 - 5:03 pm

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's label… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm

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 series i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 9, 2014 - 9:45 am

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 - 4:27 pm

Watch Pharrell’s Star-Studded Coachella Performance

While the most famous thing by far on the Coachella stage was Pharrell's hat, the man himself managed to wrangle up enough star power to compete. Last night's performance was a revolving door of celebrities including guest appearances from Nelly ("Hot In Herre"), Snoop Dogg (Lion, whatever) ("Drop It Like It's Hot" & "Beautiful"), Busta… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Outkast, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels Playing 2014 Mad Decent Block Parties

Here's at least one more of Outkast's 40 festival appearances this year. The newly expanded traveling Mad Decent Block Party features different lineups on different dates, and the Denver stop will be headlined by none other than Big Boi and Andre 3000. Other performers throughout the tour include Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo – “Hero”

The biggest Frank Ocean story Friday, before news broke that Chipotle is suing him, was the impending arrival of a new Converse-sponsored collaboration with Diplo and Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. That song is here now. It's called "Hero," and it presents a classic Ocean vocal against a retro-futurist sound that might work… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 10, 2014 - 9:06 am

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo Write A Song For Converse

Converse do a good job of integrating their brand among music types. If you're at SXSW next week, for instance, you will see no shortage of One-Star logos plastered across Austin. (You probably have a reasonable chance of going home with a free pair of Chucks or two, honestly.) Anyway, the sneaker company will head… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 7, 2014 - 11:32 am

Major Lazer – “Lose Yourself” (Feat. Moska & RDX) Video

For "Lose Yourself," a song from the new Apocalypse Soon EP, Diplo's Major Lazer project brought in help from the dance producer Moska and the be-suited, fauxhawked dancehall duo RDX. In the song's brand-new video, Diplo, Moska, and a group of very energetic dancers visit a forest and an abandoned church. Goats show up. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Diplo – “Biggie Bounce” Video + “Drunk in Love” Remix

Chances are no one at Georgia's Mableton Moose Lodge knew who Diplo was when he showed up to shoot the video for "Biggie Bounce," but they probably won't forget him anytime soon. The producer arrived with featured rappers Travis Porter and Angger Dimas in tow, along with some dancers who tried their best to twerk… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2014 - 2:33 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Dance producers were getting it done this week. There were so many great dance (or dance-influenced pop) videos this week that I wish MTV would reboot Amp so that stoned college kids could come home after parties and zone out while discovering them, the way some of us might've done once upon a time. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2014 - 3:44 pm
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