California, the new EP and first solo body of work in five years from global superstar Diplo, is set for release March 23 on his own Mad Decent. “Worry No More” featuring Lil Yachty and Santigold, the third track to be released from the EP, premieres today.
“Worry No More” follows “Look Back,” featuring DRAM, and “Get It Right,” featuringMØ and Goldlink.
The new music follows a remarkable year for Diplo. Major Lazer’s documentary Give Me Future, shot at the group’s historic, 400,000-person Havana, Cuba show in March 2016, premiered via Apple Music after debuting to rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Festival. The band also released a companion album to the film entitled Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future—Music From and Inspired by the Filmand an acclaimed EP, Know No Better.
The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light once again will be Race Weekend’s biggest and best party, with superstars AXWELL ^ INGROSSO, DEADMAU5, DIPLO, and GRIZ headlining the Sunday, May 27 Race Day concert. The star-studded lineup of global EDM heavyweights will perform in the infield adjacent to Turn 3 of the IMS oval during the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
“The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light has become a phenomenon in both the music and sporting worlds producing a sold out event two years running. This year’s concert will feature another world-class lineup ready to party with more than 30,000 Turn 3 fans, showing once again that Race Weekend offers fun and unforgettable opportunities for everyone,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) President J. Douglas Boles.
All Snake Pit ticketholders must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid Indy 500 general admission or reserved seat ticket. Packages that include Race Day general admission tickets are available.
“Watching the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light grow over the past few years has been amazing. The partnership with React Presents has proven to be a match made in heaven, producing an event that brings diehard fans from around the great state of Indiana out in waves. It is definitely one of the biggest daytime dance events in the United States, and we couldn’t be more proud of the lineup we have put together in 2018,” said IMS Senior Director of Music and Entertainment Kyle Krisiloff.
General admission and VIP tickets for the Snake Pit are on sale for $45 and $125 HERE.
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about any new projects from Skrillex. His last EP, Leaving, released about half a decade ago, and four years since his debut studio album, Recess.
However, now it looks like the producer is returning with anew surprise after splitting from Jack U. In a recent interview with Argentine newspaper La Nacion, Diplo revealed that Skrillex is working on a new album.
“Skrillex is working on a new album. I think that after that and the new album that we are preparing with Major Lazer, we will make music together again,” said Diplo.
Not only can fans expect some new music in 2018, but it also sounds like Diplo and Skrillex are planning to revive Jack U.
Diplo’s pre-Super Bowl show in Houston was crashed by cops … who took the mic away from him, told everyone to leave. Diplo was performing at the Rolling Stone Live: Houston party Saturday night at the Museum of Fine Arts … when an officer jumped on stage and pulled the plug. For what it’s worth, Diplo didn’t seem too pissed, and the cops tell TMZ it’s not personal.
The music festival ‘Mad Decent Block Party’ is back in India with Major Lazer and DJ Dillon Francis! After the debut of MDBP in India last year, they’re all set to rock India once again. MDBP began in 2008 and has grown into a massive event touring cities worldwide.
For 2017 Diplo decided to take marketing to a whole new level with this latest video which appears to be him, Major Lazer and Dillon Francis talking with little kid voices promoting MDBP.
A new series is coming out on Viceland called “What Would Diplo Do?”. I don’t know what’s more weird the fact there’s a show dedicated to Diplo or that the Varsity Blues star James Van Der Beek will be playing Diplo in this new series.
The idea for What Would Diplo Do? comes from a concert promo for Diplo’s annual Mad Decent Block Party, called A Day in the Life. Van Der Beek starred in this as well, so he was already familiar with working with Diplo.
The show which has 6 episodes will be airing sometime later this year.
The EDM bubble has been rumored to be on the verge of popping, but DJs that mix EDM continue to climb the ranks of celebrity and financial standing. Forbes recently made a list of some of the highest paid DJs in 2016. The highest paid among them are Avicii ($14.5 million), Afrojack ($15 million), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($15.5 million), Martin Garrix ($16 million), Kaskade ($19 million), Skrillex ($20 million), Diplo ($23 million), Steve Aoki ($23.5 million), Zedd ($24.5 million), and Calvin Harris ($63 million).
The top acts command hundreds of thousands of dollars due in part to the bar set by payment from Las Vegas residencies. A quick glance at a list of DJ residencies in Las Vegas for 2017 will reveal many of Forbes’s highest ranking DJs. Listen to Steve Aoki explain the role of Las Vegas in dj payouts below.
These days a DJ who makes an appearance at a large venue or on the main stage of a festival doesn’t come alone. In addition to the sound crew, there may be visual artists and other professionals who will work together to create a sensational, audio-visual experience around the DJ. The expense of travel and movement of all that equipment has to also be taken into account. A couch is not considered adequate accommodations so add in the expense of lodging. Let’s not forget stylists, artist managers, and other essential staff. When considering what goes into not only booking but bringing a DJ to an event, it is easy to see how costs add up.
The entry-level DJ will quickly realize after starting out that before a steady income comes dues that must be paid. If a DJ is not established, he or she may be asked to play for free, in exchange for exposure and maybe a drink ticket or two. After some time spent working crowds and building a presence, what then would a DJ expect to be paid?
There are several factors that go into how much DJs are paid: the type of party, the type of venue, the size of the venue, the duration of the time slot, and how far the DJ has to travel. A DJ who has asked to remain anonymous has said that he charges $150 an hour, but knows local DJs who are charging up to $250. He went on to say that a DJ of Tiesto’s caliber could command up to $300,000 for two hours. With this revelation, it’s hard to imagine the EDM bubble bursting anytime soon.