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Sunday, July 18 2010

Pull Up the Sound: The Story Behind M.I.A.'s Innovative Producer

Like many pop-artists through the years, M.I.A.’s career has been built alongside forward-thinking producers and musicians, but few have had such a complex relationship as M.I.A. and Diplo.


Sunday, April 19 2015

Daktyl: Cyclical

English DJ Daktyl's first album of originals suffers from a lack of conviction, but shines in short bursts.

Wednesday, January 21 2015

Diplo: F10rida

Before becoming the go-to pop music Midas for the likes of M.I.A., Usher, and Madonna, Diplo tried damn hard to be DJ Shadow, and surprisingly, wasn't half-bad at it.

Monday, September 22 2014

Diplo: Random White Dude Be Everywhere

The monumental producer's compilation of recent singles and remixes may be the ideal party playlist, but it fails at just about everything else.

Sunday, February 6 2011

Diplo: Blow Your Head: Diplo Presents Dubstep

Self-made cultural curator Diplo attempts to explain dubstep to the nation, though its compilation feel causes the collection to mostly elude what makes a live dubstep mix appealing.

Wednesday, February 11 2009

Diplo: Decent Work for Decent Pay

It goes in so many different directions that it’s hard to tell what, exactly, Diplo is trying to accomplish by putting it all here in one place.

Diplo [18.Oct.07]
Diplo [30.Sep.07]
Diplo: Florida [22.Sep.04]


Tuesday, March 18 2014

Steve Aoki, Diplo and Deorro - "Freak" (feat. Steve Bays)

EDM powerhouses Steve Aoki, Diplo and Deorro make a play for 2014 dancefloor dominance with "Freak".

Thursday, March 13 2014

Diplo and His "Hero"es

The man who sampled the Clash's "Straight to Hell" for M.I.A. teams up with his heroes and Frank Ocean to bring summer to your speakers a few months early.

Sunday, November 24 2013

Grizzly Bear - "Will Calls" (Diplo Remix) (MP3)

In case you somehow missed it this past week, noted producer Diplo shared an MP3 of a remix of Grizzly Bear's "Will Calls"

Thursday, September 20 2012

Diplo - "About That Life" (feat. Jahan Lennon) (video)

Diplo's new single "About That Life" just released and the tune features Jahan Lennon, who dresses up like the fellow who shares his surname in the video.

Saturday, March 15 2008

PHOTOS: SXSW Day 3: Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set)/Matt and Kim/Diplo @ 421 W 3rd Street

Photos and Text: Mehan Jayasuriya We've got to hand it to the folks at IHEARTCOMIX: there's no better place for a party than the rooftop

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