Diplo continues to dominate music in 2018 like no other. On top of a highly succesfull EP featuring the likes of MØ, Santigold, Desiigner and Trippie Red, he’s also added two more artist projects including LSD with Sia & Labrinth and “Silk City” his newest project with Mark Ronson.
Fader labeled Diplo “pop music’s problem child” and you know what, we find it hard to disagree. The producer, all round creator and Mad Decent label head is a brand genius that has transcended genres, platforms and borders doing whatever he wants.
His musical breakouts include “Express Yourself”,”Where Are Ü Now” as Jack Ü ft. Justin Bieber” and of course ‘Lean On” with DJ Snake ft. MØ as Major Lazer that has surpassed a billion streams.
His diverse range of collaborators show his willingnes to expirement and surface new talent from all over the globe where he tours. Among them are names like Die Antwoord, J Balvin, Madonna, Shakira, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, CL, Tiesto, Don Diablo, Laidback Luke, Dillon Francis, Mike Posner, Boaz Van Da Beatz, Starrah, French Montana and Lil Pump.
But one could argue it his knack for finding forward thinking eclectic sounds and producers and bringing them together that has kept him to forefront of music for at least the past decade. Coupled with his long reign of the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1 and his recently launch metoric Revoloution Radio on Sirus XM he’s hosted festivals in Pakistan and partnered with brands such as Bacardí, Google, Deadpool and more.
He recently allowed James Van Der Baek to parody his life as a DJ in “What Would Diplo Do” which was accompanied by still ongoing parady Twtter that has had some internet beefs of its own. Despite his succes Diplo as he says didnt intend to become one of the scenes icons “it just happened”, and while he may not have meant to he is increasingly using his platform to educate and put out his own flavour worldwide.
Now teaming up with “Uptown Funk” producer Mark Ronson with the addition of a club orientated “Silk City” he is only set to continue his blending of dance culture, the duo launched their first single “Only Can Get Better” featuring Daniel Merriweather. with a premiere on BBC Radio 1 and an essential mix the following day and have reveleaed there will be a new song with Dua Lipa – who’s now had the longest running UK #1 in history with her Calvin Harris collab “One Kiss”.