• Watch Diplo, French Montana, and Lil Pump’s ‘Welcome to the Party’ Video Feat. Zhavia Ward

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    Just a week after releasing “Welcome To The Party,” Diplo has returned with a video for his collab with French Montana, Lil Pump, and Zhavia Ward. The song, which appears on the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, is currently No. 1 on DJcity’s Hot Box chart.

    The visual includes scenes from the top-earning film and features the four artists partying it up at an underground venue.

    Watch above and download “Welcome To The Party” on DJcity.

    Related: Watch Diplo’s ‘Color Blind’ Video Feat. Lil Xan

  • Watch Diplo’s ‘Color Blind’ Video Feat. Lil Xan

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    After dropping a visual for his Desiigner-assisted track “Suicidal,” Diplo has returned with a video for his Lil Xan collab, “Color Blind.” The track appears on the producer’s California EP.

    The video, which is set in Riverside, California, shows the rapper and the Mad Decent founder hanging out at a house party and in Xan’s worn-down car.

    Diplo on Facebook:

    “me and LIL XAN cooked this up..probably the most unique sound from the EP but a perfect match of styles to make something brand new.”

    Watch above and download the track on DJcity.

    Related: Watch Diplo’s ‘Suicidal’ Video Feat. Desiigner

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  • Watch Diplo’s ‘Suicidal’ Video Feat. Desiigner

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    Following the release of his new California EP, Diplo has dropped a visual for the project’s Desiigner-assisted track, “Suicidal.” The video follows the two artists and other characters as they wander through neon-lit streets.

    Diplo described the introspective track on social media:

    “desiigner came over for a few days and just locked in on that beat.. we wrote a scratch and then a few months later cut the vocal and we had a good track. for me its a sort of compromise between some of my favorite producers like Flume and Mura masa and a real hip hop energy that desiigner brings.”

    Watch above and download the track on DJcity.

    Related: Diplo Talks About His Hip-Hop Roots, Lil Xan’s 2Pac Comment

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  • Diplo Talks About His Hip-Hop Roots, Lil Xan’s 2Pac Comment

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    Diplo at Premier Nightclub in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Jan. 26, 2018. (Source: Facebook)

    Before dropping his California EP on Friday, Diplo sat down with the popular No Jumper podcast for an in-depth interview. The conversation, which spanned one-and-a-half hours, covered a wide range of topics, like the current Las Vegas scene, the EDM bubble, and his most difficult DJ gig.

    The Mad Decent founder also discussed his hip-hop roots and Lil Xan‘s recent controversial comment that 2Pac is “boring.” (Diplo has a track with Xan on his EP.)

    On Diplo’s hip-hop roots:

    “When I grew up, I loved hip-hop because I was obsessed with the graffiti. I was obsessed with the culture. … It sounds corny, but I was break dancing. I was doing graffiti. I was obsessed with the art side of it. … So I dug into the history. I watched this movie called Style Wars. I got into the history of old school hip-hop, like what it meant to be a DJ and I’m lucky that I learned that way. I’m obsessed with the old records, the old sounds, like what DJ Premier was doing all the way to like what the DJ are now.”

    On Xan’s comment about 2Pac:

    “I grew up loving West Coast hip-hop. [Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride of the Pharcyde] is probably the album that made me wanna be a producer. … And then like Freestyle Fellowship, and then I got into like Snoop [Dogg] and [Dr.] Dre. … I wasn’t a big 2Pac fan, but then as a DJ I became a huge fan because [all of his music] worked. So I mean music just affects you differently, but people have the right to be fans and not fans of music.”

    Watch the full convo below.

    Related: Diplo to Launch His Own SiriusXM Channel

  • Diplo to Launch His Own SiriusXM Channel

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    Diplo at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas on Jan. 21, 2017. (Source: Facebook)

    Diplo has announced that he will launch his own, exclusive channel on SiriusXM called Diplo’s Revolution. It will replace Electric Area on channel 52.

    The channel, which will launch March 22, will feature tracks selected by Diplo, as well as original shows hosted by Diplo, Dillon Francis, and Major Lazer members Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire. Diplo’s Revolution will also air live coverage from electronic music festivals around the world like Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, and more.

    Diplo will host a weekly show, Records on Records, that will air on Fridays at 7 pm ET. He will also host a monthly show, Diplo’s Wavelength, which will showcase the cultures and music he discovers while touring the world. Diplo’s Wavelength will air the first Friday of every month.

    He said in the press release:

    “Back in 2012, I had a show with [SiriusXM] called ‘Blow Your Head,’ and it’s awesome to be back in the family launching this project together … I’m excited to share my favorite music from all over the world, and can’t wait to have tons of friends on to do the same.”

    The channel will be kicked off with a live performance from Faena Theater in Miami Beach on Thursday, March 22 at 9 pm ET. It will feature DJ sets from Diplo and others.

    Related: Diplo Teams With Lil Yachty and Santigold for New Single and Video, ‘Worry No More’

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  • Diplo Teams With Lil Yachty and Santigold for New Single and Video, ‘Worry No More’

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    Diplo has teamed up with Lil Yachty and Santigold for an inspirational single titled, “Worry No More.” The track is the latest release off his forthcoming California EP, his first solo project since 2013’s Revolution EP.

    Clocking in at 83 BPM, “Worry No More” blends Diplo’s signature production style with one of Yachty’s catchy hooks. The song serves as a follow up to “Get It Right” featuring MO and “Look Back” featuring D.R.A.M..

    Diplo revealed how the track came together in a post on his Facebook:

    “Made this song with Lil Yachty after his first show in Toronto. He ordered some pizza and freestyled this on a guitar loop. We worked on some other music after that and then a few months back I decided to finish it and invited Santigold to help. She ripped it. It’s why she’s one of the best out there.”

    Diplo has also shared an accompanying video. The visual finds Yachty and Santigold working as bakers in a pastry shop.

    Download “Worry No More” on DJcity and watch the video for it above.

    Related: Watch Diplo Perform ‘Get It Right’ on The Tonight Show With MØ and GoldLink

  • Watch Diplo Perform ‘Get It Right’ on The Tonight Show With MØ and GoldLink

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    After dropping the remix of “Get It Right” last week, Diplo stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday to perform the track with MØ and GoldLink. The three artists were joined by a drummer and keyboardist.

    The original version of “Get It Right” was one of DJcity’s most downloaded tracks of November. It is set to appear on Diplo’s upcoming EP, California.

    Watch the performance above and download the remix on DJcity.

    Related: MAKJ and Diplo Remix MC Fioti’s ‘Bum Bum Tam Tam’: DJcity Exclusive

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  • MAKJ and Diplo Remix MC Fioti’s ‘Bum Bum Tam Tam’: DJcity Exclusive

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    MAKJ (Source: Facebook)

    MAKJ has teamed with Diplo for a high-energy remix of MC Fioti‘s baile funk hit, “Bum Bum Tam Tam.”

    The original track, which currently has 590 million YouTube views, turned into an international anthem when Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don, and Juan Magan hopped on it. Now, MAK and Dip have flipped it upside down and inside out, adding Melbourne bounce and trap drops.

    “Diplo has been a huge influence in my sets, so being able to work on this remix with him has been definitely a career highlight,” MAK tells us.

    Preview it below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

    Related: Watch Diplo’s ‘Get It Right’ Video Feat. MO

  • Watch Diplo’s ‘Get It Right’ Video Feat. MO

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    Diplo and MO nail down a full choreographed dance routine in the video for their catchy single, “Get It Right.” The visual finds the two dancing in an elegant ballroom furnished with only a grand piano.

    “Get It Right” appears on the soundtrack for Give Me Future, the documentary about Major Lazer‘s historic 2016 trip to Cuba. The track has over 26 million streams on Spotify.

    “MO and I have been working together since 2013,” Diplo shared on YouTube. “So being able to create this dance piece together was really special.”

    Watch the video above and download “Get It Right” on DJcity.

    Related: Diplo Talks DJing in Africa, Collaborating With African Artists

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  • Diplo Talks DJing in Africa, Collaborating With African Artists

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    In April, an estimated 125,000 fans flocked to Indio, California to attend the biggest festival in the U.S.: Coachella. Diplo didn’t perform, though, in fact, he wasn’t even there to party. The global music ambassador was instead in Africa, where he was touring and building relationships with artists across the continent.

    GQ Magazine caught up with him while he was in Uganda and spoke with him on the phone afterward. The interview, which was only recently published, focuses on his experience in Africa and the continent’s thriving music scene.

    On being warned about performing in Nigeria:

    “Everybody always warned me not to go to Nigeria to do shows. All the reggae artists—I remember having a conversation years ago with Sean Paul and Shaggy about Nigeria. Sean Paul’s like, I was going through Nigeria and they put these cactuses up in front of the stage. People just stood on the cactuses trying to get onstage until guys with guns batted them in the head to get ’em off. And Shaggy’s like, I got a better story. My first tour in Nigeria, they had a fence up around the venue, and the crowd was so crazy, they were shaking the fence. The police were afraid, so they sent the dogs out on the people to break up the crowd. And then one dog came back over the fence dead. They killed the dog and threw it back over the fence. So that was what I knew. I’d never been to Africa, besides South Africa, and everybody in South Africa calls it fake Africa.”

    On Nigeria’s influence on the global scene music:

    “Nigeria has this huge diaspora, like Jamaica. Nigerians live everywhere: England, L.A., New York. Nigerians have had a huge impact on music in the last ten years. Like the UK funky stuff that ended up becoming ‘One Dance’ by Drake. And then, over the last three or four years, Nigerians have been taking over with this new Afro-pop movement.”

    On his first show in Nigeria:

    “I was headlining this outdoor festival in Lagos that happens every year, but there was a crazy thunderstorm. We didn’t start until 2 A.M. It turns out the sound had blown out, but nobody told me. So I start my set and I was playing records and, like, dancing. I look up and there are all these Nigerian faces just staring at me. It was like that scene where George Michael’s band, Wham!, played Communist China. I had to banter onstage for half an hour [while they fixed the sound]. By then there were probably 500 people left. But I was just like, You know what? It’s 3 A.M. and there’s a thunderstorm in Nigeria. What do I have to lose? It was one of the hardest moments of my career. The next night, I had to do a private party on this rooftop where people were just, like, eating steak. I said to [Major Lazer MC] Walshy Fire, Man, Nigeria is where you either live or die as a DJ. This is like the DJ Olympics.”

    On the work ethic of Nigerian artists:

    “Me and this producer, E-kelly, did a song for Mr Eazi. Before I left, I was like, Hey, this is an idea for a song. I gave him the stems—the music for the beat. Then I land and he’s already sent me three demo versions with new drums. And Skales has already done a new version of ‘Run Up‘ with new guitars. The records were voiced and mixed. I’ve never seen people so hungry and the quality so high. In America, I can’t get Travis Scott to answer my text messages. I gotta go pour water on his face to wake him up and get him to voice a song. I don’t mind doing that, but I also don’t mind being here on the frontier, making music with all the Nigerians.”

    On Ethiopia’s culture and music scene:

    “Ethiopia is something different and special. It didn’t feel as African in the traditional sense, with the tribal culture. Ethiopia has a little taste of Africa, but a lot more taste of the Middle East. They have their own music, all in Amharic. People there like commercial music and dance music, so it was a dance-music crowd, as opposed to the hip-hop and Afro-pop crowd in Uganda.”

    On African music’s potential:

    “Historically, there’s always been so much music in Africa. But there’s never been much of an industry to sell it on a global scale—or even just at home. But now that’s happening. These young Nigerian kids are selling it. They’re selling it in Lagos. They’re flying around Africa performing it. And because of the diaspora, they’re traveling to London, New York, Chicago, Toronto. The diaspora is helping to promote it. And now they’re selling out the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. There’s so much cultural capital in Africa, and that usually comes first. Cultural capital leads to financial capital. And once you have both, it explodes, like gasoline to a flame.”

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