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Diplo is one of the hottest American DJ, songwriter and producer whose actual name is Thomas Wesley Pentz. The Philadelphia-based artist alongside DJ Low Budget has run the famous music collective and club Hooked on Hollerphonix while he has also formed the record company known as Mad Decent and the non-profit organization called Heaps Decent, both of which he has been managing himself. The artist is known to weave magic within the hip-hop and electronic music genres with his spontaneous musical genius, which explains why Diplo tickets are such as treat among the genre’s fans.
Diplo came to prominence with the help of British singer M.I.A who brought him exposure in his beginning years. A few years later, M.I.A producer Switch and Diplo created the famous Jamaican dancehall called Major Lazer. Diplo has since been working on mixtape projects as well as on production with big-time musicians such as Usher, Beyonce and No Doubt. He has alongside released a collection of solo studio albums, Mixes, EPs and Singles, as well as contributed to soundtracks.
Diplo first got involved in DJ work when he was still studying at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he frequently ran into fellow DJ Low Budget and the two started throwing parties for younger crowds under the moniker of Hooked on Hollerphonix by 2003. They did so to maintain a certain control of their abilities as DJs, often participating in Philadelphia’s DJ gigs and keeping themselves on the front of the city’s DJ scene. These parties turned out to be quite successful and the two were offered the opportunity to make and release a mixtape as one team and as solo acts so that they gained significant local acclaim. One of these mixtapes was called NeverScared and appeared in the top ten albums list of 2003 by the New York Times. Eventually the Hooked on Hollerphonix title gained enough popularity to be accompanied with parties featuring famous guests like Spank Rock and Bun B, among other names. Their work was described to be a collage of disjoint genres that were crashed together to create a sound that carries the most ‘attention-grabbing impact’.
Diplo brought more club aesthetic to his music in Hooked on Hollerphonix which improved the sound go his solo debut called Florida, which was issued by Ninja Tune imprint of Big Dada Records. The artist’s particular fascination with the baile funk music genre produced a string of mixtapes such as FavelaStrikes Back and Favela on Blast through which Brazilian music has found a convincing channel into the music of United States. The artist’s next move was to build a music studio, and it was not long before his success from Hooked on Hollerphonix parties facilitated the creation of TheMausoleum which serves as a video studio, event space, record label office, recording studio, and gallery in Philadelphia. The Mausoleum has served as a recording home to many artists such as Shakira, Christina Aguilera, M.I.A., Paper Route Gangstaz, Blaqstarr, Plastic Little, Spank Rock, and Santigold, while it has hosted live performances by Nicos Gun, Boys Noize, Skream, and Glass Candy, among others.
In 2004, he was approached by M.I.A. who found a similar sound quality in his music since it could not be set to fit the frame of any single genre. Incidentally when she met him at London’s Fabric Club Dj’ing, he was playing her tracks FireFire and Galang. Eventually, the two collaborated for a mixtape titled Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1., which was listed under Albums of the Year category by Pitchfork Media and New York Times.
Diplo continued working alongside M.I.A, through whom he also met famous DJ of London popularly called Switch. The two collaborated and created some of the most interesting tracks including Paper Planes which reached number for on Billboard US Hot 100 charts. Diplo has also released mixtapes with Gucci Mane, Das Racist, and Paper Route Gangstaz, among others. Diplo tickets are up for grabs so book them now be there to watch the maestro put up a mind-blowing show.