Diplo

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Diplo
Diplo 2014 Press Photo (cropped).jpg
Diplo in 2014
Background information
Birth nameThomas Wesley Pentz
Also known asDiplodicus
Born (1978-11-10) November 10, 1978 (age 41)
Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Years active1997–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitediplo.com

Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978),[2] better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ and record producer. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer. He is known for his works with DJ Skrillex.

Diplo founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. He has worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.

On February 24, 2016, Diplo supported Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee. Sanders' ad "It's A Revolution" is soundtracked by Diplo's 2013 track "Revolution".[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Astrology: Diplo (DJ), date of birth: 1978/11/10, Horoscope, Astrological Portrait, Dominant Planets, Birth Data, Biography". astrotheme.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. Cordor, Cyril. "Diplo – Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  3. "Diplo's 'Revolution' Soundtracks Bernie Sanders' Campaign Ad". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-04-12.