Diplo
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1978-11-10
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Diplo

Diplo Biography (Wikipedia)

Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr. (born November 10, 1978), known professionally as Diplo, is an American DJ and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD, with Sia and Labrinth also working with producer and DJ Skrillex as part of the electronic duo Jack Ü, as well as on Silk City with Mark Ronson. 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 EP's title track 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, Trippie Redd, Chris Brown, CL, G-Dragon, Bad Bunny, MØ, and Poppy. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.

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Diplo Performances & Interviews


Diplo Tracks

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No Problem (feat. Flinch & My Name Is Kay)
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No Problem (feat. Flinch & My Name Is Kay)

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Ellie Goulding
Close To Me
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Close To Me
Diplo
Baui Coupé (feat. Bausa)
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Baui Coupé (feat. Bausa)
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Mira Mira (feat. IAMDDB)
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Mira Mira (feat. IAMDDB)
Skrillex
Jungle Bae (feat. Bunji Garlin)
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Jungle Bae (feat. Bunji Garlin)
Diplo
Be Right There
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Be Right There
Diplo
New Shapes (feat. Octavian)
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New Shapes (feat. Octavian)
Diplo
Dip Raar (feat. Bizzey & Ramiks)
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Dip Raar (feat. Bizzey & Ramiks)
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Oh Maria (Akira Akira EDM Friendly Edit) (feat. Soolking)
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Oh Maria (Akira Akira EDM Friendly Edit) (feat. Soolking)
Skrillex
Where Are U Now (feat. Justin Bieber)
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Where Are U Now (feat. Justin Bieber)
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Playlists featuring Diplo


Upcoming BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2019
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28
Jun
2019

Glastonbury: 2019


Upcoming Events

7
Jun
2019
Diplo, Pusha T, Bonobo, Earl Sweatshirt, Deerhunter, Jorja Smith, Skepta, Jungle, Todd Terje, Tiga, Modeselektor, Julia Holter, George Fitzgerald, Actress, Methyl Ethel, Sinkane, Erol Alkan, Leon Vynehall, Seth Troxler, jpegmafia, HÆLOS, Octavian, Mall Grab, Kelly Lee Owens, The Black Madonna, MorMor, Red Axes, Channel Tres, Skee Mask, DJ Seinfeld, Denis Sulta, Boy Azooga, Marie Davidson, Mella Dee, Pip Blom, HAAi, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Bonobo (DJ Set), Eclair Fifi, COURTESY, Rachel Chinouriri and Lost Souls Of Saturn
Meridian Water, London, UK
26
Jun
2019
Diplo, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Cure, Bastille, Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club, Hozier, Snow Patrol, Tame Impala, Chemical Brothers, George Ezra, Interpol, Wu-Tang Clan, Hot Chip, Sheryl Crow, Santigold, Kylie Minogue, Cat Power, Janelle Monáe, Janet Jackson, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Billie Eilish, Years & Years, Anne-Marie, Kurt Vile, Jorja Smith, Friendly Fires, Michael Kiwanuka, The Streets, Jungle, Rex Orange County, Stormzy, Sharon Van Etten, Jon Hopkins, Christine and the Queens, Stefflon Don, Low, AURORA, Neneh Cherry, Kamasi Washington, Mavis Staples, Loyle Carner, Sigrid, Pond, Maribou State, Shura, Liam Gallagher, Lizzo, The Good, The Bad And The Queen, King Princess, Johnny Marr, Bugzy Malone, Little Simz, Kate Tempest, ROSALIA, Fatoumata Diawara, IDLES, This Is The Kit, Pale Waves, Fat White Family, Sam Fender, Sons of Kemet, Slowthai, The Comet Is Coming, BCUC, The Chemical Brothers (DJ Set) and Gon von Zola
Unknown venue, Bristol, UK

Past BBC Events

Reading + Leeds: 2018
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Reading
2018-08-26T21:23:09
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Aug
2018
Reading + Leeds: 2018

Reading + Leeds: 2018

Reading
T in the Park: 2016
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Strathallan Castle
2016-07-10T21:23:09
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10
Jul
2016
T in the Park: 2016

T in the Park: 2016

Strathallan Castle
Glastonbury: 2013
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ej58q9/acts/ah5mxj
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2013-06-28T21:23:09
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28
Jun
2013
Glastonbury: 2013

Glastonbury: 2013

07:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton

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