Diplo Discusses the Importance of Radio

Wired 965’s DJ Beatstreet recently caught up with Diplo at his seventh annual Mad Decent Block Party in Philadelphia. The interview started off kind of slow but eventually got juicy around six minutes in when Beatstreet asked Diplo about the importance of radio. The Mad Decent chief explained that while records like Dillon Francis & DJ Snake’s “Get Low” and his single “Revolution” saw considerable success in local markets, the national radio support for Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” and DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” was a key factor behind the mainstream success of those tracks.
Diplo also discussed Major Lazer’s next album which he said will have “a lot of big stars,” Riff Raff’s upcoming track with Katy Perry, and the purpose behind Mad Decent’s Jeffrees imprint.

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