Diplo: EDM is a sinking ship. It's a really lame culture.

Posted at June 21st, 2016 | by Guest Writer | in

Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known by his stage name Diplo, has accomplished many things in music industry. The 37-year-old DJ/Producer/Songwriter is the co-creator and part of Major Lazer and Jack U. He recently appeared on the June 18th Issue of Billboard and opened up about many things about music industry.

He is a busy man with so much on his plate – packed DJ schedule, recording and performing with Major Lazer and Jack U, radio shows on BBC Radio 1 and Apple Music, songwriting and beatmaking for biggest of pop stars including Beyoncé, Usher and more, a publishing company and record label (Mad Decent), and the Mad Decent Block Parties. As Diplo sees it, this is his moment, and if he slows down for even a minute, he’ll begin to kiss it goodbye.

This year, Jack U won two Grammy awards for ‘Best Dance Album’ for ‘Skrillex and Diplo present Jack U’ and ‘Best Dance Track’ for ‘Where Are U Now?‘ with Justin Bieber. He was also credited on two of Beyonce’s Lemonade tracks: “Hold Up” and “All Night.”

skrillex-diplo-justin-bieber-bb16-2016-billboard-1240The Dance music power player has accumulated with experience a vast mental catalog of beats and rhythms from all over the world. Learn about his life before fame here.

According to Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, who met Diplo a decade ago at a music festival in Norway “Diplo has a businessman’s mind with a creative soul. He always has said to me, ‘You never really know when your moment is going to end, so you’ve got to seize the moment.’ His moment just continues — and it’s because of that mind-set.

When asked about his take on EDM, Diplo says “The DJ world is the corniest f–ing group of people. We’re not celebrities, we’re not famous for any good reason. We’re just … really lame. Besides people like Dillon Francis, who makes fun of the whole thing, or Calvin Harris, it’s a sinking ship. It’s a really lame culture. I’m sad that I’m part of it, but I play the game.

Diplo is all set to bring Bieber and MØ together on “Cold Water,” the lead single of the fourth LP by Major Lazer which is slated to release on January 2017.

Credits: Billboard

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