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Diplo Reveals Tons Of New Info To Fans During Reddit AMA

Whether you follow the man on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you can’t deny Diplo has been on a roll lately. Every week the iconic producer DJ consistently gives his fans something fresh and exciting to look forward to and yesterday evening was a real treat.

With his busy summer well underway, the Mad Decent boss took the time out of his jam-packed schedule to answer his fans’ questions in a reddit AMA.

During the reddit AMA, fans were able to discover some of Diplo’s greatest influences, his future plans as an artist, and take a peak into his personal life. We have listed some of the best questions and answers below and you can read all of reddit AMA here.

Question:
Huge fan here, big question. How many children do you have? Rough estimation?

Diplo:
7 or 8 i cant remember

Question:
So stoked to see you play at Hard Summer this weekend. My question is, how did Jack U come to be?

Diplo:
ive been working with sonny for about 5 years.. he was one of the first producres i met when i moved to LA.. and we jsut always been really close musically with our ideas. we made a song for his EP around bangarang that we never finished called amplifier that was remade atually and was pretty cool.. he even sang and played guitar on a few major lazer demos for me.. i have about 45 songs in the pool for the new record so im not sure whats gonna make it.. but jack u we just make the songs really randomly in DTLA or random places in hotel rooms very quickly

Question:
When is the Jack U album coming out?

Diplo:
we are doing a mixtape…. its gonna be very cool.. first single is called “take you there” w kiesza i wanna try and get a stream of it out this week

Question:
Any interesting stories about Die Antwoord?

Diplo:
die antwoord 0 ninja was one of my favorite creative persons ever.. he sole goal he told me was to take the worst most terrible culture in human ancrestry afrikaaaans and make it cool for a lil bit as a big joke .. and his ideas are very huge.. hes using our dancers from major lazer in a new video he is working on right now..

Question:
Hey man.

Just wondering, why did Switch leave Major Lazer? Lack of interest/time?

Diplo:
yeh it was never really somethign he loved.. from the begining it kinda was like i would wirte the records he would mix them.. and then as i started touring .. he didnt want to tour .. thats basically it.. so i started to mix them myself or bring in guest for me.. i will say this . switch is probably the best and most progressive mixer ive ever worked with and he works with female vocals like a renaissance painter… hes still a boss im meeting him tomorrow

Question:
You seem to spend your life touring, how do you find time to actually make music?

Diplo:
in hotel rooms.. or studios between shows.. i made 3 great songs in Amsterdam last week between Ibiza and Paris shows… all i need is some time with nothing to do but that.. ill work tomorrow night too.. this week im home in LA and surprising i have the least time when im home but i have my son here all i wanna do is hang out with him

Question:
Hey Diplo, huge fan. Couple of questions;

Where do you find new sounds such as New Orleans Bounce, Zef, moombah, Santogold etc.? What’s your philosophy on bringing these genres to a larger stage? And when you do find these new songs, is there somewhere you post them so we can hear it? (I learned about Wild Belle through your Spotify but doesn’t seem to updated)

My other question is about Riff Raff. I really started listening to him about a month before you signed him, and was pumped when you did because you were one of my favorite producers. The album was highly anticipated. It was rumored to have many high profile features on it. But all the features seemingly bailed on him one by one. What’s up with that? Politics? I saw some interviews with Riff and he seemed genuinely frustrated with the industry after all that happened. Real shame and looks cowardly on all the other rapper’s part.

Thanks for answering man

Diplo:
we are just startign to update our spotify again for u guys.. in the mean tim i made that diplo approved soundcloud u can check out.. yes and about riff raff.. major lazer just totally suck.. we had a lot of verses from people but its not just the rappers that have to give the green light its the labels.. sometimes there a lot of red tape that we cant cut thru.. we just want to build his profile so that we dont need any features the next time

Question:

Hey diplo, huge fan. I have a few question:

Who is your favorite producer right now?

What do you think of ghosts producer, how they affect the spirit of electronic music?

I saw you @ the Concorde Atlantic in Paris, you played that song with Skrillex, with huge vocals on them. How this song is called, and who did the vocals? I had a great time seeing you in Paris!

Are you planning

a tour /w Skrillex?

Peace!

Diplo:
fav producer…sophie, eprom, calvin harris, lunice, skrillex, dr luke/cirkuit, dj snake, tchami. man there soo many .. ghost producers.. i dont think they have any effect on the spirit of electronic music.. maybe the spirt of electronix music is actually a ghost?? the father the son and the holy spirit of electronic music

Question:
What’s your favorite festival to perform at and why?

Diplo:
mad decent block party… just cause its ours and the kids know exactly what we do

Question:
Why aren’t you bringing along Walshy and Jillionare to mad decent block parties this year?

Diplo:
they are both playing MDBP as them selves! .. right now im wrapping up the new album with them both.. jilly in toronto walsh working in jamaica.. but we all be together next year when we have new stuff

Question:
Hey man, I’m a huge fan.. I’m a 16 year old dj/producer and I just wanted to know if you had any advice about getting noticed? And also what software do you use and what plug ins do you use for mastering? Thanks

Dylan soundcloud.com/ddasgupta

Diplo:
dont worry about gettin noticed.. just worry about making music that will last forever.. u will get noticed for that

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