PHNOM PENH: Friday, 10th of May at Sound Club it is very crowed because of everybody waiting for popular DJ called “Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr” or all fans well-knew “Diplo”. He is the one most dynamic forces in EDM, Diplo is the man behind some of the most popular dance tracks in the last few years, such as “Lean On” by Major Lazer, “Where Are Ü Now” by Justin Bieber, “Thunderclouds” with Sia and the Grammy Award-winning “Electricity” by Dua Lipa.
“Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr” and he was born November 10, 1978, known professionally as “Diplo”, is an American DJ and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD, with Sia and Labrinth also working with producer and DJ Skrillex as part of the electronic duo Jack Ü, as well as on Silk City with Mark Ronson. 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 school teacher in Philadelphia. His 2013 EP, Revolution, debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200. The EP’s title track 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, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Trippie Redd, Chris Brown, CL, G-Dragon, Bad Bunny, MØ, Poppy, and Bausa. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.
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