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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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Usher – “Go Missin'” (Prod. Diplo)

There's a lot for Usher and Diplo to live up to after "Climax," their breathtaking collaboration with Nico Muhly. Perhaps that track was appropriately titled,…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 15, 2013 - 11:06 am
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Download Katy B Danger EP (Feat. Jessie Ware, Diplo, & More)

With her great 2011 debut album On A Mission, the young London pop singer found a way to let her starry-eyed exhilaration shine through overwhelming…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2012 - 9:53 am
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Major Lazer – “Jah No Partial” (Feat. Flux Pavilion)

Even through its great first single "Get Free" has been floating around for months, Major Lazer's forthcoming sophomore album Free The Universe has seen it…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Diplo – “About That Life” Video (Feat. Jahan Lennon)

This morning, we posted "About That Life," the excellent and deeply uncharacteristic new song from Diplo and former PO PO member Jahan Lennon -- a…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Diplo – “About That Life” (Feat. Jahan Lennon)

Diplo and Jahan Lennon (Zeb from the now-defunct PO PO) sit back on the laid-back psychedelic jam "About That Life," a track accented with hand…
Corban Goble | September 20, 2012 - 9:16 am
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No Doubt – “Push And Shove” (Prod. Diplo)

Here's another new single from the reunited No Doubt, the Push And Shove title track which the group premiered today on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.
Corban Goble | August 29, 2012 - 1:09 pm
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Diplo – “Set It Off” (Feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex) Video

Here's the video for Diplo's "Set If Off," a video in which a fixed stripper pole in the center of the screen leads to the…
Corban Goble | August 21, 2012 - 1:12 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week saw a serious abundance of straight-up fun, ridiculous videos -- four-minute blasts of joy that didn't take themselves the tiniest bit seriously. I'll…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2012 - 12:32 pm
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Download TNGHT’s BBC Mix

Last month on Diplo's BBC show Diplo And Friends, TNGHT -- the project of collaborating producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice -- dropped an hour-long mix…
Corban Goble | August 15, 2012 - 2:19 pm
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Three Loco – “We Are Farmers” (Feat. Diplo) Video

The video for Three Loco's "We Are Farmers" -- the collaboration between Riff Raff, Andy Milonakis and Dirt Nasty that samples the Farmers Insurance theme,…
Corban Goble | August 14, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Three Loco – “We Are Farmers (Feat. Diplo)”

Three Loco is something of a supergroup that features rappers/meme mavens Andy Milonakis, Dirt Nasty and Riff Raff, and the original version of "We Are…
Corban Goble | August 13, 2012 - 5:50 pm
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From T.I. To TNGHT: A Look At Trap Rave

Do a search for "trap" on SoundCloud and you'll find more than 500 tracks uploaded with the tag in the last three days. What's interesting,…
Puja Patel | August 6, 2012 - 11:24 am
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Major Lazer Free The Universe Details

A few months ago, Major Lazer, the dancehall project from Diplo and Switch, released "Get Free," the surprisingly restrained and pretty collaboration with Dirty Projectors'…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2012 - 5:29 pm
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Usher – “Climax (Dave Sitek Remix)”

Sound wizard/TVOTR member Dave Sitek takes Usher and Diplo's "Climax" in a much more harrowing direction in his remix of the track, which is saying…
Corban Goble | July 25, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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Sleigh Bells – “Demons” Video, Diplo Remix

Here's the clip for Sleigh Bells' "Demons," an intense visual that serves as the best summary of the visceral Sleigh Bells live experience to date.
Corban Goble | May 22, 2012 - 10:10 am
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Diplo – “Set It Off” (Feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex)

On the heels of "Express Yourself" comes another new cut from Diplo's forthcoming EP, a stuttering, hypnotic dancehall cut called "Set It Off." It's a…
Corban Goble | May 17, 2012 - 10:29 am

Bonde Do Rolê – “Kilo” Video

Brazilian baile-funk art-kids Bonde Do Rolê were the first act that Diplo signed to Mad Decent, but we haven't heard from them in a while.
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Watch No Doubt Prep New Major Lazer-Assisted Track “Push & Shove”

Last summer we posted a photo from Major Lazer's visit to No Doubt laboratories, where Diplo and Switch made nice with Gwen Stefani's crew and,…
Amrit Singh | May 10, 2012 - 1:10 pm
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Skrillex, Diplo, & Grimes Touring Canada By Train

The best live act I saw at SXSW is touring Canada by train, and he's taking Diplo and Grimes with him! By now, the fact…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2012 - 3:50 pm
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Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Feat. Amber Coffman)

Last month Major Lazer previewed "Get Free," a track for which Diplo recruited Dirty Projectors siren Amber Coffman. Well now, it's out today, and downloadable…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2012 - 12:10 pm
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