Producer and one half of Major Lazer, Diplo might take his nickname from the dinosaur Diplodocus, but Wes Pentz is best known for unearthing future talent.
He was one of the big forces bringing baile funk out of Brazil and is credited with helping launch MIA.
Last year Diplo teamed up with Switch for the dancehall project Major Lazer, and later this year the pair release a new EP, Lazers Never Die. The record features a remix by Radiohead's Thom Yorke and contributions from MIA and Buraka Som Sistema.
Major Lazer are currently working on their second album. The ML character will even feature in his own cartoon TV series in the US, starting next year.
Rodrigo Davies met Diplo at Red Bull Studios in London where he was making some new tracks - and asked him how he and MIA came to work together.
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