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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, the industry must seem like just another facet of life, as natural as brushing your teeth or taking your dog for a walk. But it wasn’t until early 2013 that… More »

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, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

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 disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

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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…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2015 - 10:19 am
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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…
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…
James Rettig | December 20, 2014 - 10:22 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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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…
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.
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…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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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…
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…
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,…
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…
James Rettig | November 20, 2014 - 6:15 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2014 - 12:53 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 5:26 pm
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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 phone…
James Rettig | November 15, 2014 - 11:07 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2014 - 10:59 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2014 - 9:16 am
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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…
James Rettig | October 29, 2014 - 6:54 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2014 - 10:48 am
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 4:36 pm
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