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Diplo: “The DJ World Is The Corniest Group Of People. We’re Just…Really Lame.”


Man, I still love Diplo.

He’s like Kanye West: arrogant, egocentric and a total D bag, but there’s also something kind of freeing in that, too. Anyhow, my man Diplo covers the new issue of Billboard because Billboard named him the “Dance Artist of the Year,” even though he sells out his fellow DJs hilariously. You can read the full piece here, and here are some highlights:

His success as a producer: “Beyoncé is the only artist I’ve produced for the last year, because it’s more lucrative for us to make our own music now. When we put out a song with Beyoncé, cool, we’ll get a fee, we’ll get some [publishing] splits, but Beyoncé is going to make a billion dollars touring it. If I make a song and it’s my song, like ‘Lean On,’ we’re going to make money off the synchs, the Spotify and we get to headline festivals on it. That’s the model I want to explore.”

Doing shows in Cuba & Pakistan: “In Pakistan, people were in tears. I’m not like the Red Cross, but the kids in Pakistan and Cuba want this. It feels like I’m doing something that’s important — I’m helping them create something that wasn’t there before.”

Growing up in South Florida:
“The three things I’d hear were Miami bass, reggae and heavy metal. I still wonder why anyone would listen to any other music.”

He hates the EDM scene: “The DJ world is the corniest f–ing group of people. We’re not celebrities, we’re not famous for any good reason. We’re just … really lame. Besides people like Dillon Francis, who makes fun of the whole thing, or Calvin Harris, it’s a sinking ship. It’s a really lame culture. I’m sad that I’m part of it, but I play the game.”

He worked on Beyonce’s “Hold Up” & “All Night” on Lemonade: “She’s one of the only artists who can culminate a body of work so concisely. Nobody does that anymore.” Like everyone else, Diplo heard his tracks in context for the first time on the HBO special. “I was like, ‘Oh f–, this all makes sense.’ ”

Who he’d love to work with: “I’ve been stalking [country singer] Sam Hunt. I think he can go multiformat in the Taylor Swift way.”

Working with Justin Bieber: “Justin came to Vegas one night when I played ‘Where Are U Now.’ He had just turned 21, and he was like, ‘Yo, man, I want to thank you, because this is the first time I’ve ever had adults clap for me. This is like a big deal.’ You think about that, and yeah, he was kind of like a clown on a pedestal. People just like picked on him…I think it’s hard because Justin wants to be cool. And he’s a music fan. He loves pop music just like he loves rap music. We did like five rap songs you’ll never hear. And if you were 18 or 19, can have any girl you want, have all the money you want? F–, I would be a lot f–ing crazier than him. I mean, I’m 37, and I’m just finally maturing now.”

He loves Bernie Sanders: “If Hillary [Clinton] was the only candidate, I don’t think anyone would care about politics at all. [Donald] Trump is actually exciting in a lot of ways, too. But Bernie Sanders is amazing to me because so many young kids learned about politics [through him]. And it was all because of the Internet. The traditional media never gave Bernie Sanders the time of day. But he went viral the same way hip-hop and new dances go viral. And I’m part of that culture.”

(Via Billboard)

You heard it here first- Diplo felt the Bern and helped the Biebs.  Love this guy and yes, I also think he’s sexy as hell. If EDM’s dying, you can be sure Diplo isn’t dying with it.


Photos: Billboard

Posted Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Oh My God Diplo And Lorde Might Be A Thing

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Taylor Swift is NOT going to like this.

Way back when, Lorde shut down Diplo after he  joked that Taylor Swift needed a crowdfunding page to get a new butt back in November 2014. Well, I guess that’s all water under the  bridge, as the 19-year-old was not only seen being friendly to Dips, but CUDDLING up next to him on their way to a BRIT Awards after-party. AHHH WHAT DOES IT MEAN!!!???

Sure, things have died down between November 2014 and now- including a sad breakup for Lorde with her longtime boyfriend James Lowe-but this?!

Diplo’s 37, btw, and Lorde is NINETEEN. I like the idea of them collaborating musically, but not sexually. It’s just too much for this blogger to handle…

What do YOU think? Could you see Lorde and Diplo together? AUGH!

Photo: Instagram

Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 8:08am
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Diplo Thinks People Hate Madonna, Love Kim Kardashian


Diplo just did an interview for Rolling Stone and it’s mostly about…Madonna? (Well, not mostly, but he does talk a ton about the pop superstar). Namely, the brash producer talks about why Madonna just can’t catch a break these days, and says “I don’t care” a lot. Here’s a taste:

On Madonna’s ageist critics: She created the world we live in. It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder. She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed — “Madonna, we’ve been there, done that, now we’re about Kim Kardashian.” Her song “Ghosttown” was a guaranteed Number One for anybody else, but she didn’t get a fair shot. With “Bitch I’m Madonna,” everyone said there’s no way it will go anywhere, but I’m like, “Screw it, it represents you more than anything.”

On aging out of pop himself:There’s not usually the old white dude in the music industry. You either get a job in management or you’re Willie Nelson — the only dude that’s cool and old. But age has nothing to do with it, as long as people are paying attention to me.

On his beef with Taylor Swift
: We squashed it! I saw her at the Grammys and she was supernice and cool. Her fans loved the beef, though. That’s all they have — they don’t have, like, real things going on. It’s still startling when these artists pay attention to my Twitter. Like, Ed Sheeran unfollowed me when I said something about Taylor — I can’t believe these people even know who I am.

Read more of his brash interview HERE, that is, if you can take all the REAL TALK.

Photo: Rolling Stone

Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 11:11am
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