Duo to debut project at Diplo's Mad Decent Block Parties this summer. By Elizabeth Lancaster Skrillex and Diplo Photo: Getty Images
(21 days ago)
As musicians and labels struggle to find a way to make ends meet releasing music one imprint managed to find success through giving away free songs---Diplo's Mad Decent. As Mixmag recently pointed out Diplo told the Huffington Post that the "Harlem Shake," Baauer's dance-track-turned-viral-meme that launched a thousand YouTube videos, gave his eclectic electronic label a...
(23 days ago)
At the end of a Saturday interview with Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, I mentioned my upcoming conversation with 2 Chainz, scheduled for later in afternoon. Diplo's eyes lit up: "Tell him to come on stage and perform with us." In 2 Chainz' smoke-filled tour bus about an hour...
(28 days ago)
Diplo has cleared unlicensed samples that Baauer used in "Harlem Shake" in a bid to help his Mad Decent artist avoid legal entanglements The producer and label head worked out an arrangement with Jayson Musson and Hector Delgado after the artists who were sampled in the the viral hit said...
(26 days ago)
It's not enough for Skrillex to be the crown prince of EDM and run his own label OWSLA. Or for Diplo to be a mega-producing tastemaker and run his own label Mad Decent. Or for A-Trak to be one of the most talented turntablists on the planet plus, you guessed it, run a little thing called Fool's Gold which, uh-huh, is a record label too...
(3 months and 3 days ago)
LOS ANGELES — Don't bother calling Diplo if you want to make something that sounds like a Diplo record. He's not interested. "Producers in L.A. were hitting me up: `We need a Diplo record. We want to sound like Diplo,'" the producer said. "And I'm like, Diplo is the guy who's doing what nobody else is doing. So unless you're willing to jump off the cliff with me ... "...
(3 months and 13 days ago)
Just as the Illinois state bird is the cardinal and the state flower is the violet, I’m pretty sure that the state scent is the hot dog.It’s a dreary Saturday, about 45 degrees, which is unseasonably warm for January in Chicago. The gray clouds have formed a kind of smell barrier above the city, and the salty, slightly smoky eau de sausage, mixed with exhaust fumes, hangs in...
(3 months and 7 days ago)
A Prince William County man was shot and killed while walking his dog in an apparent robbery attempt Wednesday night, according to police. Gregory Lee Holley Sr., 55, of Woodbridge was walking his dog in the 3700 block of Wertz Drive in Woodbridge about 9:40 p.m. when police responded to a call of shots fired. Read full article >>
(3 months ago)
Diplo spent Grammy weekend crossing musical genres from playing with good friend Skrillex at the dubstep DJ's private party to hitting the hottest parties "I was at the Cash Money party went to see Ellie Goulding" he told Rolling Stone "To see all these different crews and all the people...
(3 months and 6 days ago)
Don't bother calling Diplo if you want to make something that sounds like a Diplo record. He's not interested.
(3 months and 13 days ago)
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