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Lorde Explains Why She Insulted Diplo’s Penis

Lorde already seemed to be everywhere all the time, but ever since she took on this Hunger Games soundtrack it’s been Lorde, Lorde, Lorde, all the day long. That said, she also drew headlines last week for tweeting about Kim Kardashian’s ass and Diplo’s penis, so there’s that. She addressed the latter in a new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Diplo Named His Baby Lazer

Diplo has been in the tabloids lately for dating Katy Perry, but per The Daily Mail on Sunday he welcomed a second child with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart. (That’s the two of them above at a Coachella party last year.) The boy’s name? Lazer Lee Louis Pentz. That’s right: The guy behind Major Lazer named hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Uber Partnering With Spotify

According to The New York Times, Uber is partnering up with Spotify. Soon, the taxi service will allow passengers to play music from their phones during their ride. The service will apparently work whether or not the Uber car has an AUX output, but it’s unclear at this point exactly how the two services will… More »

By: James Rettig / November 15, 2014 - 11:07 am

Major Lazer – “All My Love” (Feat. Ariana Grande)

As previously reported, the one unannounced song from the upcoming Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack is a collaboration between R&B-pop wunderkind Ariana Grande and Diplo. As it turns out, that song, “All My Love,” is credited to Major Lazer featuring Grande. It was also co-written by emerging Danish pop star and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 10:59 am

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 - 9:16 am

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 fans today, Ariana Grande… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2014 - 6:54 pm

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’s “Pony,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014 - 10:48 am

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 - 5:39 pm

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 posted rips. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 4:36 pm

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 - 3:07 pm

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 “Takeaway.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014 - 12:48 pm

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
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