Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, is a well-known DJ and music producer from the United States who has a wide range of creative endeavors under his belt. Being a key member of Major Lazer and co-creator, he has been instrumental in influencing the direction of electronic dancehall music. In addition, Diplo is one half of the electronic duo Jack Ü with Skrillex and a member of the supergroup LSD with Sia and Labrinth. He works with Mark Ronson and is a part of Silk City.

By establishing the record label Mad Decent in 2006, Diplo demonstrated his dedication to assisting up-and-coming musicians. He further proved his commitment to encouraging artistic efforts by founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent the following year.

Diplo is a talented musician who has worked with and produced for many major musicians in a variety of genres in addition to his own endeavors. Diplo’s varied producing approach has had a lasting impression on the music world, influencing artists such as Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé. Among his notable partnerships is “Paper Planes” with M.I.A., which helped bring him to a wider audience.

Diplo has always been at the vanguard of musical innovation, always pushing the envelope and discovering new sound realms. His moniker, Diplodocus, which is short for “Diplodocus,” was inspired by his early dinosaur obsession and represents his inventive nature and distinct style of music composition.

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