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The DJ and producer Diplo, who also records as Major Lazer, has produced songs for M.I.A., Beyonce and Usher.
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June 12, 2012 The DJ and producer behind some of pop's biggest recent hits — by artists like Beyonce and Usher — talks about his new EP and his sometimes controversial roles as a curator of global sounds.
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May 18, 2012 "Express Yourself" incorporates elements of New Orleans bounce, a dance-friendly style of hip-hop that relies on driving, up-tempo beats and repetitive call-and-response vocals. In the process, each element of the song manages to lodge itself in your head at the exact same time.
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Major Lazer performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
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June 1, 2011 Producers Diplo and Switch play fiery, energetic dancehall amidst a heaving mass of dancing fans.
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October 19, 2010 We look at a new ad that pairs the DJ with the smart phone company, and judge who comes out ahead.
May 10, 2005 The Philadelphia producer and DJ known as Diplo has built his reputation by combining wildly different styles of music. He recently released an underground mix of rapper M.I.A.'s critically acclaimed Arular to generate buzz before the CD's official release date. Joel Rose of member station WHYY has a profile.
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