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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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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…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2014 - 12:48 pm
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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 traditio…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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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 hi…
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,…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2014 - 4:38 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2014 - 2:41 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 2:10 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2014 - 3:16 pm
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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-o…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 3:18 pm
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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 ba…
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"…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm
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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…
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…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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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…
James Rettig | April 13, 2014 - 3:05 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2014 - 6:02 pm
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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…
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…
Michael Nelson | March 7, 2014 - 11:32 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 3:14 pm
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