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Diplo Wonders Why People Don't Want To See Madonna Succeed


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Diplo has given a new interview in which he passionately defends his sometime musical collaborator Madonna, claiming that “no one seems to want her to succeed”.

The 36 year old DJ and producer was speaking with Rolling Stone magazine, and claimed that it was bizarre that there was such animosity out there for the pop veteran, considering the vast influence’s had upon popular culture in the last 30 years.

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Justin Bieber Talks Love And Music To Martha Stewart In Interview Magazine


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A shirtless and tattooed Justin Bieber covers the latest issue of Interview magazine, posing as part of a racy pictorial by famed photographer Steven Klein. Inside the mag the 21 year old singer is photographed in various stages of undress (as well as wearing a clown mask) for the series of provocative polaroids. But the real revelations come from Bieber’s interview with unlikely friend Martha Stewart, who has the singer opening up about his new music and his love life.

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Stewart and Bieber may seem like an unlikely pairing but the two recently spent time together at the singer’s Comedy Central Roast this past March. Looking back over the singer’s pre-fame days, Stewart asked the hit maker if he had dropped out of high school. Answering with a firm, ‘No’, Bieber revealed that he actually graduated in from high school in 2012 with an impressive 4.0 GPA.

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Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 1

Major Lazer and Diplo - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 1 - Performances at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd July 2015

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DJ Diplo Regrets Starting Beef With Taylor And Her Swifties


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Swifties (or Taylor Swift fans for those not in the know) are not to be messed with which was something that DJ and producer Diplo found out to his determent after starting a feud with the international singing sensation.

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Taylor Swift has an army of fans and they are not to be messed with according to Diplo

The ex-boyfriend of Katy Perry, who is a rumoured enemy of Swift herself, has revealed to British GQ magazine that starting a public spat with Swift had been an error and described her legion of fans as similar to the North Korean army.

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Diplo And Skrillex Drop Surprise Jack U Album Featuring Justin Bieber And Missy Elliot


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EDM duo Skrillex and Diplo,aka Jack Ü, have surprised fans by releasing their debut album during an attempted 24 hour long DJ set. Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü hit iTunes an hour before its scheduled release on Thursday and features guest appearances by a host of artists, including one Justin Bieber.

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The duo celebrated the album’s release by embarking on a marathon DJ set in Los Angles, which ended up being shut down by police at 6am after the party had already been going for 18 hours, according to Diplo’s twitter.

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards arrivals

Nas, Madonna and Diplo - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

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GRAMMY Awards 2015

Diplo, Madonna and Nas - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015

Diplo Reignites Old Fires As DJ Talks Taylor Swift (And Her Fans) In GQ Interview


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Back in November Diplo, the music producer, DJ and rumoured boyfriend of Katy Perry, tweeted that Taylor Swift needed a kickstarter to help her get ‘a booty’. This distasteful bit of twitter attention seeking caused the singer’s BBF Lorde to retaliate ‘should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it’ and thus the great Diplo/Lorde/Taylor Swift feud was born. Or actually it wasn't, as nothing really happened after that. Until now that is, when Diplo decided to bring it all up again in an interview with GQ.

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Addressing Lorde’s tweet Diplo said it was, “funny, because me and Lorde, we're actually friends, and it was a funny, in-jest conversation.” Adding “I think Taylor Swift is such an impactful character, that it was because she was involved that it became really big.”

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Shia LaBeouf Faces Off Against Maddie Ziegler In Sia's 'Elastic Heart' [Video]


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Sia returns with another spectacularly choreographed video, once again starring pre-teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler who is this time joined by a topless Shia LaBeouf in a caged face-off for the epic single 'Elastic Heart'.

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Shia LaBeouf goes primal in Sia's 'Elastic Heart' video

Having previously appeared in the erratic video for Sia's multi-platinum single 'Chandelier', 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler makes a return complete with the same wig and nude-coloured leotard for another bout of expressive movement in 'Elastic Heart'; the song from the soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. While her talent remains breathtaking in her latest venture, viewers were still quick to criticise the controversial content.

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Andy Peterson's Picks Of The Year 2014


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10) Illum Sphere - Ghosts of Then & Now
Former occasional turntablist for those funky divas Radiohead, Ryan Hunn created a record that blended jazz, drum & bass, hip-hop and soul amongst many others, channelling his famous live sets into an always fascinating whole.

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9)  Downliners Sekt - Silent Ascent
Fabrizio Rizzin and Pere Solé echoed everyone and no-one on this, their third album. Others made comparisons to Autechre, Burial and Booka Shade, but the reality was the duo were obsessively working their own deeply underground but still magical groove.

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8) Objekt - Flatland
I'm not even sure we know definitively what "Dark Techno" is, but this second album for TJ Hertz under the Objekt banner proved to be far less dystopian than some anticipated. Flatland in truth was just as indebted to Detroit as Berlin, but it's sleek, clear lines were a lesson in intelligent design.

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Diplo - Florida (10th Anniversary Edition) Album Review


As reviewers are known to do, let's get it out there that Thomas Wesley Prentz's adopted tag is apparently short for Diplodicus; the lumbering 8 ton vegetarian dinosaur who got by with a brain the size of your average TOWIE cast member. Diplo hangs now mainly as Major Lazer and is a producer, remixer, DJ Madonna and Skrillex collaborator. Oh, and we forgot to mention former long time squeeze of M.I.A. Wow.

Diplo - Florida (10th Anniversary Edition) Album Review

That cuts a lot of ice at Contact Towers, but then again recently we've seen enough album re-issues to be a little bit wary of anything that's barely out of short pants: call us old fashioned like that. Thankfully 'Florida' - released before our hero was much more than an up and coming beat maker - is the sort of maverick work that definitely bears a re-appraisal.

There are occasions where the source material is that good it becomes diluted by being swamped by a plethora of additional "Stuff", most of which is frequently just things which should have remained on some random hard drive somewhere. 'Florida''s second disk isn't that sort of loosely flapping appendage, but a series of works that are just as incisive as the host. We'll start here then, as the Epistemology suite (Really an oddball triptych) that was released under the Diplodicus banner in 2003 threatens some sort of sensory overload from the beginning. The three parts respectively are A) ear punishing breaks and wah wah sampleadelic grooves ('Don't Fall'); B) Weird stuff ('Like Cats'); and C) cod-dancehall-garage-psychedelia ('You're Enron'). Three points of a very wonky triangle, they're miles off forming any kind of coherent whole, but then again that's probably the point.

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Are Katy Perry And Robert Pattinson Dating? Rumour Rises Yet Again After Coachella


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Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson could be dating, if their recent appearance at the Coachella Festival is anything to go by. The pair were spotted hanging out in the VIP area of the California bash. An eyewitness told Celebuzz, "They arrived separately 10 minutes apart from one another around 1:30 am. The two met up at the VIP section during Major Lazer's set and shared a friendly hug."

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Katy Perry Was Seen Being Very Friendly With Rob Pattinson At Coachella On Saturday.

Pattinson and Perry are known to have been close friends for years but every so often it is strongly rumoured that the celeb duo are friendlier than friends. They were seen hanging out together at the H&M Loves Music Party Saturday night (12th April) and snapped together by fans nearby.

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Ultra Music Festival 2014: The Weekend Event's Most Memorable Moments


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Ultra Music Festival turned out to be a bit of a rollercoaster of a weekend for everyone this year but, as usual, it's been three days of some of the most explosive electronic acts of our generation.

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It was a terribly disappointing moment for festival goers (and, indeed, viewers; those who were viewing it live online) when it was announced that Saturday's main stage headliner Avicii would not make it to Miami for his set after being hospitalised earlier in the week for an emergency operation. However, that initial fan frustration was greatly eased by the arrival of Deadmau5, who took the Swedish DJ's place to much delightful surprise. Further entertainment came with some eagerly anticipated headline sets from Tiesto and Hardwell on the Friday and Sunday respectively.

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Richie Incognito Touches Down in Miami for Ultra Music Festival 2014


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Rich Incognito, the former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman who is currently a free agent, has arrived back in the city for the first time since January 1 to attend the Ultra Music Festival 2014. The dance music extravaganza - which kicked off today (March 228, 2014) - promises to turn downtown Miami into a giant rave for the weekend.

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"I am here for the Ultra Music Festival," Incognito told Local 10's Ross Palombo after touching down in South Florida on Thursday night, "You know, it's funny. I grew up around music and movies, and everything was telling me to come back here."

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Ultra Music Festival 2014: Here's Why You Should Head to Miami


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Ultra Music Festival 2014 will once again be bringing together the biggest names in EDM in Miami. Alongside big-name DJ's there's also a fantastically diverse range of live acts that are ready to set the party city alight this March. Whether you're a dance music fanatic or favour house or drum and bass, there's something for everyone at this three day spectacular. Phase one and Phase two of the line up have already been announced and our jaws dropped in excitement at some of the big name acts, however, if you're still not convinced here are some reason’s why this year’s Ultra Music Festival looks set to be its biggest and best yet.

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Diplo

Date of birth

10th November, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male