Tag: Diplo

SILK CITY (MARK RONSON & DIPLO) interview – Evening Standard, 13 July 2018

You might think a music festival isn’t doing too well when potential attendees have to Google the headliner. After Bestival organiser Rob Da Bank revealed that London Grammar and MIA would be joined by Silk City at his popular Dorset weekender, one disgruntled commenter wrote, “Come on this act isn’t even on Spotify!”   So says Mark Ronson, for it… Read more →

MØ interview – Evening Standard, 2 Dec 2016

As the political world becomes ever more inward-looking, at least in music multiculturalism is all the rage. “The borders are opening up more, in terms of music. I love that it feels more like one world,” says Karen Marie Ørsted, who as MØ is right at the centre of the idea of the pop song as a global language. The… Read more →

MAJOR LAZER/DIPLO interview – Evening Standard, 1 May 2015

It’s not surprising that two-thirds of Major Lazer look a little bored. Chris “Jillionaire” Leacock is an eye contact-avoider, Leighton “Walshy Fire” Walsh an under-table phone-fiddler. Both have learned to accept that the bulk of any conversation is going to revolve around their band’s founder, fellow DJ and producer Diplo. The Miami-raised fast-talker returns to his group fresh from producing… Read more →

RED BULL CULTURE CLASH, Wembley Arena – Evening Standard, 8 Nov 2012

Like Opportunity Knocks for the dubstep set, this rowdy affair pitched four differing soundsystems against each other in each corner of Wembley Arena and ranked them by audience decibels. Playing dance hits of the moment, reggae classics for that Carnival vibe, and “dubplates” – one-off productions of their own – they competed for the love of a crowd that dashed… Read more →