Born Thomas Pentz, the artist Diplo has also used the stage names Wes Gully and Diplodocus - the full version of his typically shortened moniker - in the past. He debuted his first extended play, Revolution, in 2013. It reached No. 68 on the Billboard 200. The title track for the EP was so popular that it became part of a video game soundtrack and the theme of a television commercial. Dilplo's shows are just like his music - fun, upbeat and full of energy.
Dominating the Party Scene
Diplo says that particular versions of "homegrown rap" and the Miami bass music of the city where he spent much of his youth were both instrumental in shaping his style as he developed his career. While attending university, he got a taste for mixing music when he landed a job as a disc jockey at a local station. He gained further attention by throwing parties in the area and acting as the DJ. Using the title Hooked on Hollertronix, Pentz's name soon become synonymous with the party scene and helped him move to the next logical step. He says that his full stage name is something he came up with due to a childhood admiration for dinosaurs.
Where can I buy Diplo tickets?
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What are some Diplo albums?
Pentz has produced several studio albums over the course of his career. However, most of these have been as part of another group or under another name. His 2004 album titled Florida is the only full-length album he has produced under the Diplo name. However, he has six studio releases to his credit and another on the way.
Is Diplo playing near me?
Diplo's schedule currently has him making stops in various cities across the US. He is slated to perform at both large and medium-sized venues. Some of the cities in which he will appear while on the tour circuit include Las Vegas, Nev., Dallas, Texas, Columbus, Ohio and Atlantic City, N.J.
What kinds of awards or nominations has Diplo received?
Diplo has won or been nominated for awards in various musical categories over the years. His first Grammy Award nomination was in the category of Record of the Year thanks to his collaboration with M.I.A. on the hit song, "Paper Planes." He shared a nomination for Best Rap Song with three other artists in 2012. After a few more years, Diplo finally won his first Grammy Award thanks to the Best Dance/Electronic Album category. This came about thanks to his work on Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü.
Has Diplo ever collaborated with other artists?
Diplo has had several collaborations with other musicians over the course of his career as a DJ. Thanks to his additional credits as a songwriter and record producer, Diplo has been fortunate enough to work with some big names. Artists like Shakira and Beyonce have collaborated with Diplo on various mixtape projects. One of his first collaborations and a major break in his career came thanks to fellow artist M.I.A. when the latter heard Diplo playing a couple of her tracks in a club.
Is Diplo associated with any other acts?
In addition to producing mixes under his usual stage name, Diplo is also the co-creator of the dance music trio called Major Lazer. He is one of the three parts of a supergroup that also includes singer Sia and the musician Labrinth.Back to Top
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