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Diplo

Diplo
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™There is one artist named Diplo.

1. Diplo, Wes Gully, and Wes Diplo are all pseudonyms of Thomas Wesley Pentz, a Philadelphia-based producer and DJ since 2003. Together with DJ Low Budget he runs Hollertronix, a party and music collective. In addition to his solo career, he has worked with Sri-Lankan/Tamil singer and artist M.I.A.. The two were also romantically involved. Pentz's alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.

As a DJ, Diplo is characterized by his eclectic, often 80s-oriented mashups, mixtapes, and live sets. On his full-length solo effort Florida, however, his sound is closer to sample-based cinematic instrumental hip hop, not unlike the work of DJ Shadow.

Born in Mississippi and raised across the southern United States, Diplo picked up much of the local culture while growing up there. Music styles such as dirty south, crunk and Miami bass are now trademark ingredients of the Hollertronix output. Pentz's solo work is also influenced by Southern Gothic and other southern literature. Additionally, world music is a strong musical influence on Diplo, especially baile funk which he encountered whilst traveling in Brazil.

Diplo was recently signed to Ninja Tune, on the Big Dada imprint. In 2006, he started his own label, Mad Decent, signing Brazilian baile funk group Bonde do Role and DJ Blaqstarr.

Diplo also is one of two DJ comprising the group Major Lazer. Made up of DJs Diplo and Switch, the two were introduced after working with M.I.A..

2. Diplodocus is a dinosaur themed dungeon synth artist, which Last.fm erroneously scrobbles as Diplo.
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Artist biography from last.fm

Upcoming gigs:

Sun 13 Jun 2021

Diplo at Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas (June 13, 2021): Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US

Concerts by songkick

Fri 18 Jun 2021

EDC Portugal 2021 (CANCELLED) : CANCELLED Praia Da Rocha Beach, Portimão, Portugal

Concerts by songkick

Sat 19 Jun 2021

Diplo at XS Nightclub (June 19, 2021): XS Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV, US

Concerts by songkick

Sat 3 Jul 2021

Diplo at Exchange LA (July 3, 2021): Exchange LA, Los Angeles (LA), CA, US

Concerts by songkick

Sun 4 Jul 2021

Diplo with Exchange LA at Exchange LA (July 3, 2021): Exchange LA, Los Angeles (LA), CA, US

Concerts by songkick





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last.fm
Discogs
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