Diplo
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1978-11-10
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Diplo Biography (Wikipedia)

Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and record executive based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project, Major Lazer, and along with producer and DJ Skrillex, part of the electronic duo Jack Ü. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, he has worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia. His 2013 EP Revolution debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200. The song was later featured in a commercial for Hyundai and is featured on the WWE 2K16 soundtrack.

During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with giving him exposure in his early career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project and cartoon series titled Major Lazer. Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other pop artists, such as Gwen Stefani, M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, CL, Ellie Goulding, MØ, Sean Paul and G-Dragon. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs. He is the co-producer of several tracks on Madonna's thirteenth studio album Rebel Heart (2015).

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Diplo Tracks

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Skrillex
Where Are U Now (feat. Justin Bieber)
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Where Are U Now (feat. Justin Bieber)
Skrillex
Jungle Bae (feat. Bunji Garlin)
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Jungle Bae (feat. Bunji Garlin)
Diplo
6th Gear (GTA Remix) (feat. Kstylis)
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6th Gear (GTA Remix) (feat. Kstylis)
Diplo
Be Right There (MK Remix)
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Be Right There (MK Remix)
Diplo
Wayward Gyal 'Leg Up' (Short Edit)
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Wayward Gyal 'Leg Up' (Short Edit)
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Upcoming Events

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Sep
Diplo, Wiz Khalifa, The Cure, Bastille, Major Lazer, Sean Paul, Fatboy Slim, Hot Chip, Animal Collective, The Human League, MØ, ODESZA, Crystal Fighters, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, Katy B, Years & Years, Glass Animals, Wiley, Skream, Leftfield, Ram Jam, Mount Kimbie, Skepta, Caravan Palace, Jagwar Ma, Kano, Camo & Krooked, Candi Staton, Heatwave, Wolf Alice, Ride, Ghostpoet, Danny Byrd, Tourist, Joe Goddard, Carl Cox, London Elektricity, Goldie, Livin' Joy, MJ Cole, K.Flay, Krept & Konan, Mura Masa, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Brookes Brothers, Aled Jones, Shadow Child, Richie Hawtin, Eats Everything, Maribou State, P Money, James Zabiela, Destructo, Nu:Tone, S.P.Y, Hinds, DJ Yoda, Romare, Riton, Bicep, Lady Leshurr, Frisco, The Wytches, The Japanese House, Axel Boman, Karma Kid, CHIP, Moose Blood, WSTRN, Ed Solo, Frances, This Is the Kit, Izzy Bizu, Fickle Friends, Lxury, Maduk, Bodhi, GotSome, Rationale, Jeremy Loops, Artwork, JP Cooper, Pup, Evian Christ, Spring King, Joe Hertz, Icarus, Sunflower Bean, Kenton Slash Demon, Mumbai Science, Big Narstie, My Nu Leng, Petite Meller, Dynamite MC, Billie Marten, Section Boyz, Black Honey, Loyle Carner, Hælos, Newham Generals, Applescal, Fatherson, Eska, Fekky, Heidi, VANT, Beaty Heart, Oneman, The Sherlocks, Benji B, Benjamin Damage, Fono, Pinegrove, AURORA (Norway), The Cuban Brothers, Pretty Vicious, Royce Wood Junior, Clean Cut Kid, Snakehips (UK), Danny L Harle, Moxie, Milk Teeth, Kiko Bun, Norman Jay MBE, Slamboree, New Desert Blues, Zibra, Black Madonna, Will Varley, Iglooghost, Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Mella Dee, Annie Nightingale, L.A. Salami, Avalon Emerson, Juicebox, Greco Roman, Asylums, Logan Sama, Elf Kid, AJ Tracey, Louis Berry, Reggie 'n' Bollie, Honey Soundsystem, Jammz, Eskimo Dance, Maribou State (DJ Set), Maximum, Barely Legal, CREEPER (UK), Greasy Slicks, Subgiant, GIRLI, Amy Becker, Klose One, Greco-Roman Soundsystem, Craig David's TS5, Vula Viel, The Beaubowbelles, Siobhan Bell, Born Ina Barn, Hodgson, Jamz Supernova, Stompy's Playground, David Rodigan MBE, Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Rooms, XOCKHA, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, Oneman b2b My Nu Leng, Brothers Black, Venus Sound, Shy FX's Party On The Moon, One Man B2B My Nu Leng, PC Music All Stars, All This Noise, Talk&Smoke, Melé & Monki’s NRG Flash, Hadda, Bodhi Presents: Roots and Purple Rave Prince Tribute with Candi Staton & Livin'Joy
Unknown venue, Isle Of Wight, UK

Past BBC Events

2016 T in the Park
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Strathallan Castle
2016-07-08T05:24:09
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Jul
2016
2016 T in the Park

2016 T in the Park

17:00
Strathallan Castle
2013 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2013-06-28T05:24:09
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2013
2013 Glastonbury

2013 Glastonbury

07:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton

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