Hitting one billion views on Youtube is now easy feat. Only a handful of electronic artists have hit this mile stone. Some of which are genuinely surprising. Alan Walker’s breakout single ‘Faded’ was one of the first to hit the mark after massive support from the gaming community. Others like Diplo’s ‘Lean On’, Calvin Harris’
Perhaps there was a brief moment of skepticism when it became obvious that Skrillex and Diplo would be instrumental in resurrecting Justin Bieber‘s career. In 2014, Bieber was unanimously hated by every living human over the age of 11, and simultaneously, EDM’s perennial cool guys were riding converging waves into the massive swell that became Jack Ü.
In spite of seemingly divergent paths, the combination materialized anyway, the product was, of course, “Where Are Ü Now,” and the rest is history: over four million units moved, four platinum certifications earned, and a Grammy Award to boot. Any fleeting skepticism washed away as the song came to define the year and dominate the airwaves, and now, the blockbuster collaboration has reached another considerable milestone, as it is the latest to join YouTube‘s billion view ranks.
Coincidentally enough, of less than 50 inductions, none of these artists are strangers to the Billion Views Club, with Bieber, Skrillex, and Diplo each already earning previous spots in the club. Seeing a pattern here? The track’s undeniable appeal was also matched with a creative video concept which sourced fan art from admirers around the world. “Where Are Ü Now” joins sweeping hits from Taylor Swift, Adele, The Chainsmokers and more as the past decade’s leading pop hallmarks.
In the latter part of 2017, Diplo and MØ released their hit single, “Get It Right” featuring striking harmonic piano chords, breathtaking vocals, and a captivating melody. The track, infused with future bass vibes quickly amassed widespread support for its fun spirited, infectious sound and inspiring lyrics.
“Mø and I have been working together since 2013 so being able to create this dance piece together was really special..get it right music video out now with my sis”
Riding a wave of success after the debut of their uplifting original, Diplo and MØ have dropped an invigorating music video for the tune. The video showcases both the artists’ impressive dance moves as the two sway together with melodic beats. Needless to say, Diplo has some tricks up his sleeves that continue to surprise us. the playful music video for “Get It Right” is another testament to the two artists’ innegenuity.
Diplo has unveiled a brand new video for “Get It Right” featuring MØ. “Get It Right,” streamed more than 30 million times to date, is taken from Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future—Music From and Inspired by the Film, the musical companion to Major Lazer’s documentary Give Me Future, shot at the group’s historic, 400,000-person
Forgoing both the synths and DAWs, Diplo recently sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw to complete a true test of memory: could the electronic mega producer not only remember, but replicate the drops of several of his hit songs using only his voice?
“We can only play this game with people who’ve had loads of hits, hence why we’re playing it with you,” Grimshaw informs Diplo, noting that the game is traditionally played with singer-songwriters in a measure of how well the vocalists can recall the lyrics to their own songs, citing Pink’s inability to summon the lyrics to her 2001 single, “Lady Marmalade,” in a previous round. Grimshaw effectively alters the game’s rules of engagement by instructing Diplo to recreate the drops from the “Swerve” collaborator’s original productions and remixes alike, plunging deep in Diplo’s extensive catalogue to up the ante.
Late last year, Diplo teamed up once again with Danish pop star MØ, a frequent collaborator, to release the new single “Get It Right.” Today, they’ve debuted their new “Get It Right” video, in which director Brantley Gutierrez films the two of them doing some heavily choreographed dancing in a big, ornate … More »
When it comes to a record of the most widely supported producers of today, 1001Tracklists offers a look through a retrospective lens, releasing its list of the “Top 101 Producers of 2017” a little over a week into 2018.
The “world’s leading DJ tracklist database,” 1001Tracklists accounts for mixes, radio shows, and club and festival sets alike, maintaining a quantitative musical log that tracks the frequency with which a given producer’s works appear across tracklists. 1001Tracklists’ meticulous strategy to measuring producer prominence across mixes, radio shows, and sets results in a precisely ordered list sees Skrillex at the very peak of the “Top 101 Producers of 2017” list, coming in at first place with a “Total Unique DJ Support” of 1,463. 1001 Tracklists’ “Total Unique DJ Support” represents the total number of times that a release crafted by the producer surfaced.
Don Diablo trailed Skrillex with a support of 1,198, followed by Axwell with 1,007, Diplo with 1,002, and Hardwell, rounding out the top five with 997. The broad list sees BROHUG, Tiesto, EDX, Eric Prydz, and more place within the top 20. The complete list of the most heavily supported producers of the previous year can be viewed here.
The fabric of Diplo’s next endeavor is that of a ‘silken’ kind.
That Diplo’s to go disco is hardly a secret — the electronic veteran disclosed in a GQ interview earlier in the year that he and youth pal, Mark Ronson were engaged on a collaborative disco flavored effort. “…me and Mark are doing a collab album,” Diplo stated, “You know the album I did with Skrillex, Jack Ü? Me and Mark are trying to do something with disco music.”
Well move over, Jack Ü; the Diplo and Ronson pairing is poised to sparkle with the fervor of a disco ball come June. The new duo is set to debut their “Silk City” project at the eighth edition of New York’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival. While further information regarding Diplo and Ronson’s groovy revival of the ‘70s sound currently remains scant, the event booking signals that the two have got something special hidden up their bell sleeves, something that just might inspire the Randall’s Island Park assembled crowds to do the Hustle.
Plunging beyond mere variation, Governor’s Ball will additionally feature special performances from Diplo and Mark Ronson, the duo slated to debut their new joint project, Silk City, at the festival. The crowd assembled at Randall’s Island can also expect N.E.R.D. to make their return to the New York City performance circuit — the hip hop and rock hybrid band’s Gov Ball booking will be the group’s first performance in the Big Apple since 2010.
Three-day GA and VIP passes to the festival are currently available for purchase at a discounted “announce day” price. Tickets to Governor’s Ball will return to their regular price tiers at midnight on January 4. Those interested in attending Governor’s Ball’s eighth iteration can purchase the specially priced passes here.
It’s hard to think of a DJ in the world with more collaboration leverage than Diplo. As one of the godfathers of Electronic music, Diplo has hit hard on a solo career as well as some of your favorite side projects including Jack U and Major Lazer, all of which have dominated soundwaves and taken