Thomas Wesley Pentz, otherwise known as Diplo, needs no introduction. He is the man pulling the strings on various acts like Santigold, Bonde do Role, Blaqstarr and has collaborated with a plethora of artists including Laidback Luke, Justice, Switch, MIA, Soulwax, Spank Rock, Amanda Blank... the list goes on and on.
He is, for want of a better word, the shit. Whether you like his music or not, it is difficult to ignore the enormity of his accomplishments. Whats more, whilst his production talents shine through the multitude of albums and tracks he's produced, his mixing ability and general freakish-ness on the decks is equally, if not more, impressive. He is most definitely up there as one of the better DJs in the world. Oh yes, I went there.
I am lucky enough to be heading along to see him bust out for 90 minutes tonight. Everyone else should get down to the Metro in Sydney and check him out too. The man is a demigod.
He has way too many tracks and remixes out, so here's a small collection, both old and new.
Pon De Floor (Diplo's Rap Remix feat. Ninjasonik) - Major Lazer
Bust A Move (Diplo Remix) - Young MC
Reckoner (Diplo Remix) - Radiohead
Hey! - Diplo & Laidback Luke
Gold Lion (Diplo Remix) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Peace and Love.