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Best Diplo Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, record producer, songwriter, and record executive based in Los Angeles, California.

He is the co-creator and lead member of the dancehall music group Major Lazer, and along with producer and DJ Skrillex, formed the electronic duo Jack Ü. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, he has worked as a schoolteacher in Philadelphia.

His 2013 EP Revolution debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200. The song was later featured in a commercial for Hyundai and is featured on the WWE 2K16 soundtrack.

During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with giving him exposure in his early career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project and cartoon series titled Major Lazer. Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other pop artists, such as Gwen Stefani, M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Tinie Tempah, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Banda Uó, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Wale, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Ellie Goulding, MØ, Sean Paul and G-Dragon. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs. Diplo co-produced tracks on Rebel Heart, Lemonade and Purpose.

Diplo also has a residency with Wynn where he performs at Encore Beach Club and EBC at Night.

See a full list of upcoming Diplo shows here.

Without further ado, Diplo’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Diplo & Skrillex feat. Kiesza – “Take Ü There”

4. Diplo & GTA – “Boy Oh Boy”

3. Diplo & Skrillex feat. Kai – “Mind”

2. Diplo feat. Nicky Da B – “Express Yourself”

1. Diplo & Skrillex feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now”

Bonus: Diplo – Hold You Tight

Bonus: Diplo & Sleepy Tom – “Be Right There”

Coachella Day Club / Pool Party 2019 Lineup Announced

Day Club‘s massive pool party series at Coachella just announced their lineup for this year’s installation. 

Running for the two weekends of Coachella and for six days in total, the events will be held at Hilton Palm Springs and are definitely going to be a big attraction for party goers, like previous years. 

Headliners for the first weekend include Nora En Pure, while Rüfüs Du Sol will be performing a DJ set. DiploDillon FrancisJauz and more will be taking over the second weekend, a lineup choice more catered to the bass fans. 

Tickets for the events start at $20 and go all the way up to $2235 for a travel package for 4. All of the events are 21+. Fans can get their tickets and see more info on Day Club’s website here

Miami Art Basel 2017 Weekend Party Guide

The annual Art Basel Miami art fair weekend has now kicked off, and the celebrities, creatives, and fashionistas have been spotted roaming the streets and filling up the “it” venues all over South Beach.  Maybe you just don’t like art all that much, or maybe you’re just not in the market to write six-figure checks for contemporary art pieces… but rest assured, there are plenty of fabulous events around town to party like Leo and the boys this weekend, if you’ve got a bit of spare change lying around in your couch cushions.

Here are our picks for the can’t-miss scenes on the Art Basel Weekend canvas, along with links to presale tickets and tables purchase:

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Art Basel Party f/ G-Eazy @ E11even

Partygoers & art aficionados from around the globe can “EXPER11ENCE THE ART OF NIGHTLIFE” at E11even all week.  On Thursday night, the hybrid dance club/gentlemen’s club venue pairs a live performance from Oakland’s hottest rapper and mainstream crossover sensation G-Eazy with world-class cirque-style theatrics featuring aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists.  Miami’s only 24/7 nightlife destination is sure to be packed with celebrities and models this evening as Art Basel kicks into high gear.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: E11even (29 NE 11th St, Miami FL 33132)

Diplo Basel Edition @ LIV

Diplo Basel Edition @ LIV

On Monday evening this week, Diplo, the musician and producer, stood on the back terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with Jeremy Scott, the noted fashion designer. Long candlelit white tables had been set for dinner. “I just bought a bunch of land in Jamaica, and I’m going to turn it into a creative commune,” he said.  Diplo hit the art fair early Tuesday morning to browse pieces for his estate, despite a 2 a.m. D.J. gig in a parking lot in downtown Miami with his pal Virgil Abloh, the designer of the fashion brand Off-White.  On Thursday night, the 2017 Wynn Las Vegas resident DJ headlines South Beach’s most well-known and longest-running upscale nightclub, which figures to be one the hardest-to-score nightlife tickets of the entire Art Basel weekend.  All in a week’s work for one of electronic dance music’s brightest stars.

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: LIV @ the Fontainbleau Hotel (4441 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33141)

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Desert Hearts Art Basel Edition @ Trade Miami

Desert Hearts Art Basel Edition @ Trade

Contemporary art trends may go out of style quickly, but House, Techno, & Love most certainly do not. The Desert Hearts City Hearts Tour has timed its Miami tour stop with Art Basel weekend, and their event at no-frills locals’ favorite Trade – co-hosted by locals’ favorite promoters Link Miami Rebels – will serve as a showcase for their newer music coming out on Desert Hearts Records in 2018. With momentum still riding from their summer Desert Hearts Festival and November City Hearts Festival in Los Angeles, this crew is pouring everything into their record label to take their love vibe to the far reaches of the world. Their launch into the far reaches of the galaxy begins Friday in Miami, and where better to make some memorable magic than in Magic City itself?

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00AM

Venue: Trade Miami (1439 Washington Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Zedd Basel Edition @ Story

Zedd @ Story

Zedd, the DJ/producer who landed on this month’s December 2017 cover of Forbes Magazine, has a backstory that many contemporary art fans and Art Basel attendees can appreciate.   To distinguish himself from competing DJs with similar sounds, he created a graphics-heavy live show that feels like watching a video game projected onto a movie screen, with a custom visual for each song.   A cable runs from his computer to the front of the house, where a team of technicians makes sure everything synchs up, including the program’s lasers and pyrotechnics.  Early on he became known as the anti-DJ of the DJ universe, which ironically (hey, artists love that irony!) led him to surging popularity, longstanding Vegas residencies, mainstream radio success, and collaborations with megastars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Alessia Cara.  

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Story (136 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Art Basel Showcase @ Do Not Sit on the Furniture

The Playroom crew from NYC descends upon Miami to host a special Art Basel event featuring Behrouz and friends.  Playroom serves as a liaison between many artists & DJs, club/ venue owners, event and festival producers, and a niche crowd of sophisticated house and tech house music enthusiasts.  Its focus is on cutting edge music, the quality people that comprise the magnetic community associated with it, and the positive vibe that it creates.  Behrouz’s Art Basel sets have become legendary over the years, and this industry insiders’ party is sure to be a fabulous networking event as well as a colorful foray into the emotional and artistic journey of electronic sound.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Do Not Sit On The Furniture (423 16th Street, Miami, FL 33139)

H.Wood Group Pop-Up f/ 50-Cent @ Ora

50 Cent @ Ora

Famed Los Angeles promotions team H.Wood Group puts together a “modest” Art Basel pop-up event featuring a not-so-modest headlining act: super-duper-megastar 50 Cent.  “Fitty” will be supported on the turntables by DJ Fred Matters from the H.Wood team’s Hollywood karaoke hotspot Blind Dragon.   Probably not on the guest list for tonight’s festivities: Wendy Williams.

Time: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Ora (2000 Collins Av, Miami, FL 33139)

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Corona Electric Beach f/ Duke Dumont @ Hyde Beach

Duke Dumont @ Hyde Beach

Corona Electric Beach is a popular traveling “fun in the sun” experience featuring world-renowned DJs, and for Art Basel weekend on South Beach it will feature electronic artist Duke Dumont, who has played one of the most pivotal roles in making UK deep house the thundering global juggernaut it is today.  The British superstar will not be the only draw for SLS Hotel’s famous Sunday party, as Bisco Smith will be hosting and presenting a unique live art installation.  Bisco is a contemporary visual artist from Queens, New York with roots in music, graffiti, and street art.   Bisco works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and is known for his “visual freestyle”—characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach @ The SLS Hotel (1701 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Markus Schulz @ Heart

Markus Schulz @ Heart

Art Basel weekend closes out with a global trance music legend putting on a thunderous spectacle in his own hometown.   Miami Heat superfan Markus Schulz – known for his marathon 10-12 hour DJ sets – waves goodbye to the visiting artists and creatives and hands the city back to the home team with a pulsating DJ set that surely will not end until after the sun comes up.  In true Basel fashion, expect to see an artist tinkering with works in progress while still producing high-level performance pieces, as Mr. Schulz gets some warm-up reps in advance of his forthcoming New Year’s Eve open-to-close extravaganza at the renowned Avalon nightclub in Los Angeles.

Time: 11:00 PM – ???

Venue: Heart (50 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132)

More events and more venues for Art Basel Weekend 2017 in Miami can be found on the Discotech app.

XS 2017 DJ Residencies

Days after Wynn Nightlife announced an exclusive three-year residency with The Chainsmokers at its XS and Encore Beach Club properties, the entertainment company unveils its full list of Las Vegas residents for the 2017 calendar year.

“Wynn Nightlife has always had a strong commitment to providing the best entertainment experience possible,” Wynn Nightlife Executive Vice President and Managing Partner Alex Cordova is quoted in a press release. “We are happy that so many incredible artists are returning — many have been with us five, six or seven years — and are excited to welcome the newly-signed residents. With our carefully curated roster, we provide the most stylistically diverse music lineup in town, positioning us as the leader in Las Vegas nightlife entertainment.”

Wondering who will be on the decks this year at XS Nightclub? XS is featuring the following DJs for their 2017 nightlife season:

  • A-Trak
  • Marshmello
  • Diplo
  • Ookay
  • Chainsmokers
  • Alesso
  • DJ Snake
  • David Guetta
  • Chuckie
  • Slander

You can see when your favorite DJs are spinning, sign up for guest list, book bottle service, or buy tickets directly on the Discotech App!

EBC 2016 DJ Residencies & Dates Revealed

Encore Beach Club, aka “The Happiest Place on Earth” is the first dayclub to reveal a list of performers set to perform this spring, from its opening day on March 4 through Memorial Day weekend in late May.

Resident DJs on EBC’s 2016 roster include RL Grime, Audien, Dillon Francis, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Diplo, Skrillex, Kaskade, Avicii, Alesso, A-Trak, and more.

A nighttime pool party, EBC at Night, will also return this season on most Thursday and Friday nights starting April 28.

The 2016 Memorial Day Weekend schedule features an all-star lineup including Skrillex, Zedd, Diplo, Avicii, Kaskade, and David Guetta.

Encore Beach Club Spring 2016 Pool Party Schedule

Fri., March 4 – Mighty Mi
Sat., March 5 – RL Grime
Sun., March 6 – Audien

Fri., March 11 – Grandtheft
Sat., March 12 – DJ Snake
Sun., March 13 – Dillon Francis

Fri., March 18 – Grandtheft
Sat., March 19 – Dillon Francis
Sun., March 20 – Alesso

Fri., March 25 – RL Grime
Sat., March 26 – David Guetta
Sun., March 27 – Audien

Fri., April 1 – Dillon Francis
Sat., April 2 – David Guetta
Sun., April 3 – DJ Snake

Fri., April 8 – Diplo
Sat., April 9 – Kaskade
Sun., April 10 – David Guetta

Fri., April 15 – DJ Snake
Sat., April 16 – David Guetta
Sun., April 17 – Skrillex

Fri., April 22 – RL Grime
Sat., April 23 – Zedd
Sun., April 24 – David Guetta

Thurs., April 28 – EBC at Night ft. Skrillex
Fri., April 29 – Diplo
Sat., April 30 – Zedd, Avicii
Sun., May 1 – David Guetta

Fri., May 6 – Alesso
Fri., May 6 – EBC at Night ft. DJ Snake
Sat., May 7 – David Guetta
Sun., May 8 – Avicii

Thurs., May 12 – EBC at Night ft. Martin Solveig
Fri., May 13 – Diplo
Fri., May 13 – EBC at Night ft. NGHTMRE
Sat., May 14 – David Guetta
Sun., May 15 – Avicii

Thurs., May 19 – EBC at Night ft. RL Grime
Fri., May 20 – Alesso
Fri., May 20 – EBC at Night ft. A-Trak
Sat., May 21 – Avicii
Sun., May 22 – David Guetta

*MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND*
Thurs., May 26 – EBC at Night ft. Skrillex
Fri., May 27 – Zedd
Fri., May 27 – EBC at Night ft. Diplo
Sat., May 28 – Avicii
Sun., May 29 – Kaskade
Mon., May 30 – David Guetta

Use the free Discotech App to book tables, sign up for guestlists, and buy tickets to all Encore Beach Club events.