Diplo and Zedd were embroiled in a Twitter spat last night (March 21) over an advert for M&Ms.
The Major Lazer co-founder criticised Zedd’s musical contribution to a new advert for the chocolate brand which features Aloe Blacc singing a cover the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory song "The Candy Man."
Diplo accused the EDM producer of plagiarism, claiming that his production features a “fake Flume drop”, and suggested that he was motivated by money.
Like the prom queen that snubs her most persistent suitor year after year, Diplo has declined DJ Mag’s gracious advances yet again, opting instead to let us speculate on his feelings about making the Top 100 DJs poll and his ongoings for 2015.
With regard to the former, we refer readers to Twitter, where Wesley Pentz’s rants under his Diplo alias are immortalized for all eternity. With regard to the latter, it’s hard to deny that his efforts warrant him a seat among the world’s DJ elite.
The Mad Decent label boss has been busy making music and signing names — such as bold new trio Bad Royale. If that act’s melodic, soca-infused productions are any indication, there is hope for the future of trap yet... and we have Diplo to thank for turning up the volume.
Keeping his Major Lazer collaborative moniker alive and well, a third LP titled ‘Peace Is The Mission’ was released in June. The album includes collaborations with pop stars that span the musical spectrum, from Ariana Grande to 2 Chainz and Ellie Goulding.
Never one to shy away from the names people love to hate, Diplo and Skrillex, via their Jack Ü alias, paired up to create EDM’s most maligned cameo of 2015 when they featured Justin Bieber on their hit track ‘Where Are Ü Now ’. Say what you will about that one; the charts tell a different story. The question to ask Diplo now is, how do you top that in 2016?
The talented triple threat – combining production and vocal chops with live DJ skills that saw her taking command of Fool's Gold's Day Off event – has been called on to hype crowds for the likes of Disclosure and Diplo, as well as Canadian band The Weekend, who Lunoe rocked out with on their North American tour.
It’s the cusp of fall in Los Angeles, and one of the hottest days of the year. The air is thick and heavy; its weight seems to be a physical burden on all who are around it. In a cozy cafe in Beverly Grove, the heat is so palpable, sweat glistens along the backs of several customers, clinging to them as they fan themselves with their menus, attempting to fend off the sun’s rays. Through the clatter of the end of lunch hour, the weight seems to lift when Dillon Francis enters the room.