I am DIPLO. AMA!
It's Diplo. I make music. Random White Dude Be Everywhere. AMA.
Buy RWDBE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/random-white-dude-be-everywhere/id890684559
Official site: http://diplo.com/
What will you say to your son the first time he comes home with a thot?
'Damn son, where'd you find that?'
Huge fan here, big question. How many children do you have? Rough estimation?
7 or 8 i cant remember
What if Flosstradamus never remixed Original Don?
no trap would be run
Is Riff Raff the savior of the world?
Hello, Diplo, how are you today?
I'll be honest, I actually have no idea who you are. How would you introduce yourself to someone who has never been exposed to you or your music before?
random white dude
Which city, that you have preformed in, has the most thots?
Hi diplo I am a girl from Indonesia. Can I feel your ass?
Any interesting stories about Die Antwoord?
ps. Major Lazer - Can't Stop Now is basically my fav song ever
die antwoord 0 ninja was one of my favorite creative persons ever.. he sole goal he told me was to take the worst most terrible culture in human ancrestry afrikaaaans and make it cool for a lil bit as a big joke .. and his ideas are very huge.. hes using our dancers frmo major lazer in a new video he is working on right now..
When is the Jack U album coming out?
we are doing a mixtape.... its gonna be very cool.. first single is called "take you there" w kiesza i wanna try and get a stream of it out this week
Just wondering, why did Switch leave Major Lazer? Lack of interest/time?
yeh it was never really somethign he loved.. from the begining it kinda was like i would wirte the records he would mix them.. and then as i started touring .. he didnt want to tour .. thats basically it.. so i started to mix them myself or bring in guest for me.. i will say this . switch is probably the best and most progressive mixer ive ever worked with and he works with female vocals like a renaissance painter... hes stil a boss im meeting him tommorow
THANKS.. im out
Any collabs with kanye sometime in your future?
we did a couple of records around watch the throne i dont knwo what happened to them
How was playing EDC Vegas this year?
awesome.. i didnt expect anyone to come i went against hardwell and martin garrix but there like 50,000 kids at the hard stage.. shoutout gary from hard for always supporting me and the acts at mad decent
I heard you told riff raff he had to focus on the lyrics in his songs because I lot was riding on his album. Is this true?
this is really tru
I'm a huge fan! You easily had the best set at EDC 2014
Are you interested in doing a Coffee Run with Joel?
You seem to spend your life touring, how do you find time to actually make music?
in hotel rooms.. or studios between shows.. i made 3 great songs in amsterdam last week between ibiza and paris shows... all i need is some time with nothing to do but that.. ill work tommrow night too.. this week im home in LA and suprising i have the least time when im home but i have my son here all i wanna do is hang out with him
Would you like to work with Burial?
Hey Diplo, huge fan. Couple of questions;
Where do you find new sounds such as New Orleans Bounce, Zef, moombah, Santogold etc.? What's your philosophy on bringing these genres to a larger stage? And when you do find these new songs, is there somewhere you post them so we can hear it? (I learned about Wild Belle through your Spotify but doesn't seem to updated)
My other question is about Riff Raff. I really started listening to him about a month before you signed him, and was pumped when you did because you were one of my favorite producers. The album was highly anticipated. It was rumored to have many high profile features on it. But all the features seemingly bailed on him one by one. What's up with that? Politics? I saw some interviews with Riff and he seemed genuinely frustrated with the industry after all that happened. Real shame and looks cowardly on all the other rapper's part.
Thanks for answering man
we are just startign to update our spotify again for u guys.. in the mean tim i made that diplo approved soundcloud u can check out.. yes and about riff raff.. major lazer just totally suck.. we had a lot of verses from people but its not just the rappers that have to give the gren light its the labels.. sometimes there a lot of red tape that we cant cut thru.. we just want to bild his profile so that we dont need any features the next time
are you gay?
everyone is a lil gay
where can i buy the strawberry heads that you + skrill + dillon had in the hard summer trailer?
they wer e like paper mache.. go to micheals and do an arts and crafts run
If you do ever 'turn down', whats your favourite way to do so?
smoke a L
What does your son think about you being on the road, making music, and partying? Is he interested in DJing/music as well?
he just started to collect music on his ipad he has 4 songs.. his favorites are good kisser and everything is awesome.. i love to drive with him and here the random songs that he likes on the radio.. he always try and play this ukelele i got him..
Hey Diplo couple of questions
What's your plan this year to get disqualified from DJ Mag top 100?
Any follow-up collabs with GTA, Boy oh Boy was pretty amazing,they should revisit their 128 bpm electro side.
You dont have to answer both I guess
i have a special disqualifiction trick im gonna use very soon #djmag.. last year it didnt work i still charted :( ... me and GTA did a trip hop record with usher for the new major lazer album.. or usher album which ever one get is.. also GTA are from florida too which makes them my bros for life
Which city has the best twerkers?
gonna say miami, paris, new orleans... im making a video with girls from siberia for "6th gear" tho
Hey diplo, huge fan. I have a few question:
Who is your favorite producer right now?
What do you think of ghosts producer, how they affect the spirit of electronic music?
I saw you @ the Concorde Atlantic in Paris, you played that song with Skrillex, with huge vocals on them. How this song is called, and who did the vocals? I had a great time seeing you in Paris!
Are you planning a tour /w Skrillex?
fav producer...sophie, eprom, calvin harris, lunice, skrillex, dr luke/cirkuit, dj snake, tchami. man there soo many .. ghost producers.. i dont think they have any effect on the spirit of electronic music.. maybe the spirt of electronix music is actually a ghost?? the father the son and the holy spirit of electronic music
How did you gather the courage to say fuck it to teaching and become a dj?
when i got fired from all the other jobs.. back when i started there was NO WAY u could be famous as a Dj.. not youtube .. soundcloud.. no way to have a instant hit like these days.. i would be lucky jsut to pay my rent in philly from a few jobs a week... its crazy that kids aspire to be a DJ now.. back then the ceiling was so low.. now its like endles how far producers or Djs can go .. its like insane
Seeing that you and Skrillex have both worked with G-Dragon and CL...
What do you think of the Korean dance scene and the KPOP scene?
we might have a cray Kpop thing on mad decent i hope to tell u about soon
So stoked to see you play at Hard Summer this weekend. My question is, how did Jack U come to be?
ive been working with sonny for about 5 years.. he was one of the first producres i met when i moved to LA.. and we jsut always been really close musically with our ideas. we made a song for his EP around bangarang that we never finished called amplifier that was remade atually and was pretty cool.. he even sang and played guitar on a few major lazer demos for me.. i have about 45 songs in the pool for the new record so im not sure whats gonna make it.. but jack u we just make the songs really randomly in DTLA or random places in hotel rooms very quickly
favorite food spot when you were at Temple?
this place called sis muhammads.. it was on germantown blvd like a mile north of temple but it closed now i only got the fish hoagie.. thatis a very underground philly food
How was working with Iggy Azalea?
shes really dope.. and has a good attitude in the studio and she looks like me with long hair
Diplo! Went to the MDBP in atl! Was off the chain! Maddecent has grown alot in the last few years. Whats it like getting to work with the many talented DJs on your label?
i think im lucky because they are literally the coolest Djs.. actually fun to hang w.. backstage of the mad decent block party is like a house party
Why did Jillionaire leave Major Lazer? And is there a new member?
the whole crew is just a bunch of us . some time jilly . osmetimes oliver rodigan there about 4 dancers that we use.. and other people behind the scene like ferry gowe our artist and main designer.. he is the most important member!. btu once we get LP3 out and get our new show together it will be somethign spectacular i hope for 2013.. do u ahve any suggestions?
When you went tubing with Lorde who fell off first?
we both stayed on
What's your favorite festival to perform at and why?
mad decent block party... jsut cause its ours and the kids know exactly what we do
What is the biggest culture shock you've ever experienced?
mybe performing in jamaica and actually having fans there lol .. that was crazy. like 6000 kids ... back again dec 19th.
Member of the electronic music community here on reddit with a few questions:
When are we going to see Florida 2?
If you could collaborate with anyone in the music industry who would it be?
Have you ever released something under a pseudonym (other than Diplo of course)?
Would you ever go back to teaching? Maybe as a professor teaching the history of dance music?
Thanks for helping bring dance music to the masses. Love your work and your positive attitude. Stay crazy!
florida... we are reissueing the album again in november..i dug up like 3 demos and touched them up . they are very very crazy in that old style i used to work in.. .. there are some pseudonyms ive worked under.. but i jsut kinda became able to do whatvever now and fans dont relaly turn it off .. im kinda lucky that i can make a song w lunice then a song with madonna or major lazer and then some ambient music for a terrence malik film .. i dont think i have to really put my stuff in a box
Favorite pair of shoes?
these old visvim shoes that got holes in em.. or MR HARE. sneakers
Hey thanks for the awesome music, keep up the great work.
What was your first original or remix where you realized you were on to something? Do you remember that moment when you freaked out and got all excited because things were looking up?
when i made :florida" i was nervous and i didnt even know what would happen next. and it wasnt really that well recieved. but funny enought 10 years lates a lot of kids that are like 18-22 (the age when i made it) hit me up like wow this is crazy... my heros back then were shadow Rjd2 and dilla.. .. i think once i did my mixtape did i find an angle that no one else was really doing.. making mixtape and finding new ways to mix music .. like hollertronis of MIA santigold mixtape.. i foudn out i was good at that .. i think i was good at producing too i just knew that no one was mixing music with a new idea.. so i tried to just filter everythign into a new style that i hope is still evolving.. im just lucky that im workign in a time with so many cool kids also making music and inspiring me and i think 10 years later the peopel taste i music is a lot more developed with new ways to llisten and hear music and im ready to be part of it
What are you predicting for the Clippers this season?
they will win the superbowl and the triple crown !
Got to see Major Lazer at Sasquatch! this year. Amazing show and I was excited the time to see it all close with you guys. The vibe at the festival was light and happy the whole time but during your set at least 5 bro fights broke out in front of me. Does this happen often? Is it an american thing? I want to be where people know how to dance and have a good time to your music. Where do you think that place is?
no we dont see fights at all .. its pretty peacefull . .but yes american crowds are more agro i would imagine and NW is a more dubsteppy testosterone ish place.. i can see that at a festival but not at a major lazer show.. the fans are pretty much all smiles and lots of girls they dont relaly fight but i have see weaves pulled out on stage by dancers
Hey, i'm a massive fan!
How many dub plates do you have? I saw the madonna one of Major Lazer and got curious :)
Do you have any plans on touring the UK? We're getting fucked this year, no gigs :(
What's your dirty pleasure music?
edit: guess we're not getting a tour :p At least I go back to 'murica next year :/
i have lik over 100.. some are just crazy.. some reggae classics.. but i still cant compete (wit major lazer) against peopel liek stone love or rodigan.. i just have a few pop dubplates that no one has.. .. wyclef played me some crazy ones too when we worked on "reach for the stars"
pats or geno's? also, push-ups or sit-ups?
i like ishkabibbles and pushups
Hi bae. Just wondering what you favorite thing to eat/drink pre and post show? Curious and non music related...
Diplo! We need that Jack U mixtape as soon as possible. Do you think that El Cuco w/ G-Dragon and Skrill will ever make the cut?
its with maluca! and i hope we can get that out
Why aren't you bringing along Walshy and Jillionare to mad decent block parties this year?
they are both playing MDBP as them selves! .. right now im wrapping up the nw album with them both.. jilly in toronto walsh working in jamaica.. but we all be together next year when we have new stuff
What, if anything do you think has changed about the music you play/listen to/produce between the hollertronix days and now?
actually no.. i played a lot of the same records from hollertronix days at the ned of the night in vegas last night.. good music just stays around i hope
what do you think of jai paul?
love him.. i think i sent him some songs this year i gotta check back on email.. i met him on myspace!
im ready kids
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