6 Songs, 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

‪Diplo departs from bass-heavy hedonism to craft a mellow summer soundtrack inspired by his 2004 debut album, Florida. Here, the Hollywood Hills help angle his sound towards hypnotic rhythms and hazy rap as he (momentarily) pivots from speaker-busting dance. Never one to party alone, Diplo invites a cast of all-star collaborators to light up California. MØ and GoldLink add gasoline to remixed party anthem “Get It Right,” while DRAM brings whisky-coated whispers to “Look Back.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

‪Diplo departs from bass-heavy hedonism to craft a mellow summer soundtrack inspired by his 2004 debut album, Florida. Here, the Hollywood Hills help angle his sound towards hypnotic rhythms and hazy rap as he (momentarily) pivots from speaker-busting dance. Never one to party alone, Diplo invites a cast of all-star collaborators to light up California. MØ and GoldLink add gasoline to remixed party anthem “Get It Right,” while DRAM brings whisky-coated whispers to “Look Back.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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3.5 out of 5
64 Ratings
64 Ratings
The Thruth You Can't Handle

RIPlo

How the mighty have fallen. It's like this man looked for every single one of the worst rappers in the modern mainstream and said "Ay, I know how I can trash all my cred! Let's collab!" RIP Diplo.

drp3067

A dime a dozen sounds

How this guy keeps selling records blows mind. The masses will buy anything today. Zero talent here. Sad.

dx200

no.

no. no.

About Diplo

Diplo is pop music’s hyphenate extraordinaire: a DJ, producer, label owner, talent scout, and social-media provocateur, all wrapped into one globe-trotting, career-launching, hit-making machine. Born Thomas Wesley Pentz in Mississippi, in 1978, he got his start making atmospheric hip-hop instrumentals—his debut album, 2004’s Florida, is as muggy as its namesake, where he grew up. But it was at his rowdy Hollertronix parties in Philadelphia where he established his anything-goes style, folding club music, dancehall, rap, and more into a raucous mix. That ethos led to 2004's Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1, an album-length mash-up of tracks intended for then musical partner and girlfriend M.I.A.’s Arular, with hooks from Prince and Kraftwerk; in 2007, Diplo and M.I.A. teamed up again on the Grammy-winning “Paper Planes,” a song whose punky reggae flair would become typical of his definitively global, omnivorous tastes and playful touch. Since then, he’s advocated for Brazilian baile funk and Baltimore breaks, helped bring dubstep Stateside, and collaborated with everyone from Tiësto to Sia to French Montana and Lil Pump. His group Major Lazer is a boundary-smashing pop-dancehall behemoth. His label Mad Decent boasts arguably the most audacious roster ever assembled—nowhere else will you find Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman alongside Dillon Francis and Poppy. And with Skrillex and Justin Bieber, Diplo is responsible for 2015’s “Where Are Ü Now,” a slinky, bittersweet dance-pop song that sounds nothing like anyone ever would have expected from any of those musicians.

HOMETOWN
Tupelo, MS
GENRE
Dance
BORN
November 10, 1978

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